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
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.