Kia Ora / Welcome.

Hello and welcome to the site of Elena Violinist. Elena is one of New Zealand’s most talented and innovative violinists. Her ability to breathe new life into classical compositions by drawing on the musical and cultural traditions of New Zealand Maori, defines both her work and her reputation. Elena is a truly unique entertainer, who’s signature performances are known for their passion and personality.


"I love your music."  

- David Beckham


Latest News.

July is here! Elena has just finished recording " You raise me Up" for Ross and Jasons' wedding, to use at their  rehearsal on Friday. The wedding is being held at Windy Ridge in the Waikato a new venue for  Elena who not only is delighted to be part of this very special occasion but also grateful for the opportunity to visit her family who live in Hamilton.

To celebrate Matariki ( Maori New Year) Elena is delighted to be joining fellow artists Lisa Tomlins, Toni Huata, Georgina Beyer, Brannigan Kaa and other Wellington diva's for this special Menagerie Production. To see this wonderful line up, do go down to the Fringe Bar, 8pm Saturday 28 June, Allen St, Courtenay Place.

Orchestra Wellington's 2nd Subscription concert tour is coming up in the 3rd week of June. With works by Haydn, Mahler and Mozart. The orchestra will deliver this programme in Masterton and Kapiti as well as in Wellington. So as you can see June is a busy month for Elena

Also during the month of June rehearsals begin for the local Gilbert & Sulivan Society production of the Operetta "The Mikado"- with performances in Lower Hutt, Palmerston North, Whanganui, Kapiti and Wellington during August and September.

June 2014 -Elena has just returned from another successful gig for a favorite client, Orange Productions who hired her to entertain at the Property Council NZ Awards held at the Viaduct Event Centre Auckland. It was rather challenging negotiating perambulating space through the 1200 guests however Elena and the guests  enjoyed the experience, particularly when Elena was joined by two Maori warriors as they led the guests through to the spectacular banquet dinner.

April- Te Ihi Kahurangi  which has a segment with Elena, has screened http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/te-iti-kahurangi-journey-success/S01E009/te-iti-kahurangi-journey-success-series-1-episode       Starts 17.15 mins in.

March 2014-Elena is so looking forward to playing at Chris Parkin and Kathy Tiplers wedding on Saturday out at Ruth and Paul Pretty's divine residence Springfield, Te Horo. After a early morning meeting with Chris today complete with violin they were able to work out Chris's favourite classical item to be played while the registry is being signed.

August 2013-Elena is currently being filmed for  Maori Television series Ti Ihi Kahurangi. A documentary about her life. To air later in the year.

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A little bit about Me. 

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Elena is an influential part of the capital city’s creatively and culturally diverse arts scene. Elena is a member of Orchestra Wellington as well as a regular opening performer for the annual WOW (World of Wearable Art) Awards. 

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"Elena is a cultural icon"

- Hon. Kerry Prendergast. Former Mayor of Wellington. 



Book Me. 

Elena has a range of musical entertainment options for you to choose from. Or if you prefer Elena is happy to discuss creating a personalised event especially for you.

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Corporate Events.

Elena specialises in High End corporate event entertainment. With clients ranging from Academy Award Oscar Recipients to Law firms to Banks to Event Management companies, Elena creates memorable experiences that clients keep coming back for more.

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Weddings.

Elena has a range of music options for your special day. Solo / Duet / Trio / or Quartet options will create an unforgettable atmosphere. You can choose from a range of classical or contemporary music options or request songs that have special significance for you. 

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