Elena is a Asturian musician, choral and solo singer, choral leader and vocal and choral coach, currently based in England. Both, soprano and alto soloist she sang in the choirs of Voces Blancas del Nalón Choral Project (VOBLANA) since 2009 and until 2020.
During the academic year 2020/2021 she is pursuing the MA in Choral Conducting at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) under the tutelage of Simon Halsey. Obtaining her BEcon from the University of Oviedo, she develops her choral conducting education with the Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD).
As a singer, and due to her desire for vocal versatility, she has collaborated with artists, groups and projects of various and contrasting styles: Quilombo Bacano (indie), Femme Fetén (A Capella and Jazz vocal female consort), Cellos Group Nalón’s Conservatory (Asturian traditional singing) and A lifeStoy (Short film soundtrack)among others; also, she performed for 10 years at national and international choral festivals and competitions with VOBLANA choirs (both as choral singer and choral leader). Elena is continuously seeking to widen her knowledge and experience in different vocal singing styles, vocal technique and vocal health.
She became choral conductor and musical director of Luzcoræ (the mixed youth cambiata choir from Voblana) and three Voces Blancas del Nalón Primary school children’s choirs in 2015/2016, leading them into musically successful and rewarding performances. Also, she led from 2017 and until August 2020, three pop choirs for people without any previous experience in choral music and A Capella consorts of youth singers at Sonidopolis Pop and Rock music School. Every autumn since the academic year 2014/2015 and until 2019/2020 she led inspirational choral workshops at Primary Schools and high schools of the Valle del Nalón area focused on children and teenagers without choral experience.
Due to the way Elena understands choral and solo singing, she is capable of transmitting her passion for music to the people – of any age- she works with; making the kids, teenagers and adults engage with the intrinsic power and happiness of this musical discipline.
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