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Today LMM Award Holder, Elena Urioste played two pieces for the pupils at King Solomon Academy, with accompanist, Belinda Jones. This is the first time an LMM Award Holder has given a full-length recital with an accompanist through LMM’s Bridge to the Community initiative.... read more
A bus journey from Glasgow to London, sleep, then first day at LMM. Greeted at the reception by a friendly face, despite being a little late, as I suspect most new people to the building probably are, and then got introduced to the rest of LMM staff, whose names I immediately forgot (but I remember them now!) After a short meeting with Hannah, about what I was going to do, I got straight into the work. First task was to read through MUSO magazine, then write a blog post (for the first time ever) on some interesting articles, the most exciting of all on LMM Award Holder, Jennifer Pike. After some time of only having a pen and many blank pages, I finally thought of something to write!Second day, making sure not to be late, instead coming in 20 minutes early and after putting the finishing touches onto yesterday’s blog, I learnt how to put it onto the LMM website. After getting a satisfying feeling from seeing the finished product on the internet, I got started on researching the weekly ‘LMM Recommends’ posts. This involved finding out about music events going on in and around London (and there are a lot of them!), and putting together a summary of those events the LMM Team would suggest to their followers. The hardest part of this task was deciding which to choose from all the great things going on, but eventually I think I came up with a great selection. It’s only a shame that I won’t be in London long enough to check some of it out myself. It was an unusually early start on day 4, getting up at 6.30am to an absolutely freezing morning (and I’m from Scotland!). However, I got to see a fantastic Bridge to the Community performance by LMM Award Holder, Elena Urioste and pianist Belinda Jones at King Solomon Academy, which was beyond amazing! I really enjoyed my week at London Music Masters. It’s much better than school! I’m hoping to go on to do music at university and am now definitely considering a career in arts administration for music when I graduate.... read more
I was incredibly excited that Elena would be performing a solo recital at the Robertson Street Project during the festive season! Having seen the Bridge Project students bring such joy to the audiences in their own community performances, I knew that the Award Holders would also want to evoke the same pleasures through taking their phenomenal musical talents to those who may not get to experience them otherwise.... read more
Later this month Elena will be playing with the LPO for one of the orchestra’s Brightsparks schools concerts. In anticipation, they sat down for an informal q & a session to get to know each other a little better:... read more
Elena received a string of glowing reviews as she debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Thursday 01.04.2010. American Ms. Urioste played the quintessentially English ‘A Lark Ascending’ by Vaughan Williams, under the baton of the UK’s own Sir Mark Elder. As a London-based organisation supporting the career of US-born Elena these pertinant connections make us even more proud!... read more
LMM Artist Elena Urioste stepped in at the last minute to replace Tai Murray in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra on March 20-21, and received an outstanding reception! An audience member tells us there was so much applause after the first movement that the conductor finally had to turn around to quiet the audience, followed by a standing ovation through 2 curtain calls at the end of the third movement.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch gave Elena a fantastic review:... read more