Program Type:Performing Arts
Age Group:All Ages
DUO ELENA, harpist Elena Mashkovtseva and flutist Elena Yarritu, will present a recital of works by Ravel, Mozart, Ibert, Fauré, and Tournier. Caitlin Fahey Crow, cellist, will appear a guest artist. While Duo ELENA shares the same name, they also share a passion for teaching. Their pupils are among the most talented, young musicians in San Diego and have won numerous awards locally and nationally. Mashkovtseva has enchanted audiences throughout the world with her virtuosity, grace, and elegance. She is a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she studied with the celebrated harpist Vera Dulova. She performs as acting principal harp of the San Diego Symphony and teaches at San Diego State University. Yarritu, a California native, studied with French flutist Isabelle Chapuis and went on to work with some of the most celebrated flutists in the US and abroad in Europe. She performs principal flute with the La Jolla Symphony and records on the MSR Classics label. Her playing has been described as “fearsome and adventurous” by Fanfare Magazine while being “wholesome and jubilantly virtuosic” (American Record Guide).