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About Elena

"Without music, life would be a mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche
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Elena is an Italian oboist. She started playing the oboe at the age of 8 with M° Evaristo Casonato. After the first grade at Conservatorio Tomadini in Udine in 2005, she continued studying oboe under the direction of M° Elena Musto and M° Serena Gani. In 2009 she gained a professional diplome in performance at Conservatorio A. Buzzolla in Adria. She concluded several masterclasses with some important italian oboists such as Paolo Brunello, Giovanni Scocchi, Renato Duca, Luca Vignali, Nicola Barbagli, and several chamber music masterclass with Hanna Morgan, Laurence Perkins, Wlater Boyekens and Jane Booth. During the years, Elena gained an extensive experience playing with numerous symphonic orchestras, chamber orchestras and as a soloist. From 2009 she started her freelance career in Italy playing for orchestras such as Benacus Chamber Orchestra (Garda Lake - 2009-2012), Piccolo Festival FVG (2013), National Symphony Orchestra JMIYO (2009), orchestra Classica del Veneto (2014) and many more. From 2014 she moved to London for her PhD at UCL, and started to play with London City Orchestra, Blackfriars Symphonia, UCL Symphony Orchestra, JP Morgan Symphony orchestra, Central London Orchestra, Fidelio Orchestra, Albion Riverside chamber music in some of the most important concert venues. Elena is also passionated in teaching. She has 10+ years of experience in teaching oboe, solfeggio, reed making and music theory to several pupils aged from 6 to 60, all levels form beginners to advanced. She teaches the fundamentals of technique, tone production, musical interpretation, repertoire, and performance preparation. Moreover, the art of oboe reed making is an important and helpful part of her teaching method.

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I can perform outdoors
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Classical, Traditional church music, Christmas, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Fanfare, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Ableton Live, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£40
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£280


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Serena G, 2 years ago

Elena was helping with teaching in my music school. She has always shown outstanding empathic abilities towards students and delicate and understanding attitude, thanks to which she effectively delivers good quality teaching results. She knows how to explain difficult topics using an understandable and easy language for children.

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John W, 2 years ago

Elena plays beautifully and is a pleasure to work with! A great asset to any group.

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