Country: New Zealand
Based In: Wellington, Waikato
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Elena has developed a unique product that combines both her Maori heritage and classical European training that shares the joy and passion of music that transends boundaries and reminds us that we are all ONE. Pachelbel Canon with the influence of the Maori welcome and Elena Family history. Maori waiata/songs with backing string quartet - a foreign concept to Maori. The Epic 1840 Waitangi Overture that tells the story of Maori struggles to retain identity and their land composed by Tim Whitta for full symphony orchestra, Maori kapa haka group, baritone, soprano and violin. All language in Te
... Reo Maori created by one of New Zealands foremost Maori Language experts Professor Timoti Karetu. Passion and magic. Go to www.elena.co.nz to view some performance videos.
Elena's style is energetic, funky, passionate and fun. So if you're looking for an 'outside the square' live performance that'll grab your audience and not let them go, book Elena -you've found the right musician.
Kia Ora! I'm Elena. Elena is a classically trained violinist.
Elena trained in Wellington with the Schola Musica and did further training at Trinity College, London.
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.
Elena is part of the Wellington Cultural scene. It's a vibrant and ... culturally diverse city, alive with arts action throughout the year. It's the true cultural capital of New Zealand. Elena is a full time free lance violinist and thoroughly enjoys being a member of Orchestra Wellington.
Elena's classical training means she is a versatile performer. Her music embraces classical, Latin, jazz, Irish, gypsy and electric, so you can ask Elena to adapt my performances to exactly match the style and tone of your event.
You can ask Elena to work solo or with one of her ensembles like the 'Simply Fantastic' string quartet / Jazz band.
Get ready for some surprises.
Clients have had Elena swinging from a high wire, suspended in a throne chair from the ceiling, playing in a swimming pool, riding on the back of a motorbike, playing in a airplane hanger, playing in a bus shelter, as ... well as concert halls and cathedrals.
Elena specialises in "High End" corportate 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. Listed below are some highlights.
Opening of New Zealand Parliament, Oscars Dinner for Lord Of The Rings, Lord Of The Rings Premier Benefit Dinner, Lord of the Rings Premiers, Banquet Dinner for Queen Elizabeth II, Pinot Noir, New Zealand International Festival of the Arts Sponsors Functions, David Beckham After Party, Maori Sports Awards, BP Global Ch ... allenge, Telecom High Achiever Awards, Style Pasifika, House of the Year Awards, Ghetty Family Luncheon, High Tech Awards, L'Oreal Fashion Week, Historic Trust Awards, Gene Pitney, Matariki Celebrations, CI BNZ Conference, Ambassadors Functions, Amnesty International Concert, Waitangi Day Concert @ Waitangi,Taranaki Festival, Rotorua Festival, Nelson Festival, Maori Academic Excellence Awards, AIR NZ Wine Awards, Summer City Festival, Woolaston Winery Launch, KD Lang, NZ Law Society Awards, Foreign Correspondence Presentation Sydney Australia, FIFA, China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Tourism NZ Asia Awards Shanghai China, Hunter Winery Book Launch, America Support Artist, All Blacks/Irish, All Blacks/ Australia, World Class New Zealander Awards, WOW, ANZAC celebration Maori TV, UNESCO, Kohanga Reo 40 years Celebration Awards
Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Casinos Christening Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Corporate Event Dinner Party Jewish Wedding Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Trade Show / Exhibitions
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