S P A I N
Born in Madrid, Elena started to play violin at the age of five with Richard Schwabe in the Community School of Performing Arts (now Colburn School) in Los Angeles, California. On her return to Spain, she continued her musical studies in Madrid, Pamplona and Badajoz and finished her degree with a distinction under Professor Olga Vilkomirskaia. In the year 2000 she entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she completed her Master of Music in Performance (MMus, PGDip) with Professor Detlef Hahn. Her studies were generously supported by the Autonomous Government of Navarra, the John Wates Trust and the Newby Trust.
Currently based in London, Elena has performed extensively across Europe and as well in the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Chile. She has performed as a soloist with several orchestras in Spain in halls like the National Auditorium and the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. Elena is also a keen chamber musician and has performed in festivals and concert series such as City of London Festival (UK), Música en los Reales Sitios (Spain), Kirkjubaejarklaustur Chamber Music Festival (Iceland) and venues such as St-Martin-in-the-Fields (London), The Purcell Room (London), St-James Piccadilly (London), Fundación Juan March (Spain) or the European Union University Institute in Florence (Italy). Elena has premiered several pieces written for her and her chamber groups by many composers, such as Luke Styles, David del Puerto, Zeltia Montes, Agustín Castilla Ávila, Federico Jusid, Eduardo Morales-Caso, Lauren Redhead, Hugi Gudmundsson, Daniel Molino, Antonio Schneekloth and Hideyuki Takemoto. Current ensembles include the Roncesvalles Duo with her brother, guitarrist Francisco Javier Jáuregui and her duo with pianist Ivana Gavric.
Her CD Secretos Quiero Descubrir, a recording of Spanish music for voice, violin and guitar with mezzo-soprano Gudrún Ólafsdóttir and guitarist Francisco Javier Jáuregui has just been released by ABU Records. Elena´s playing has been broadcast in Spanish National Radio, Onda Madrid, Spanish National TV, Telemadrid, Icelandic National Radio and BBC Radio3. She has also recorded the solo violin part for the film Vilamor and short films Beyond Memories and Keep Dancing.
Elena enjoys improvisation and collaborating with other artists and has performed with world musicians, actors and dancers in the UK, Spain and USA. She is also committed to educational and community projects and regularly works with organisations such as the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra bringing live music to different settings.
Elena teaches violin and chamber music at Junior Trinity (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance).
She is also the co-founder and director of FIMNa (Festival Internacional de Música de Navarra) together with her brother Francisco Javier Jáureguisince 2008.