Elena Ariza, cello

Hometown: Cupertino, California

Meet Elena

Elena performed both as a soloist and as a member of the Cambiata String Quartet on Show 301, recorded in San Francisco, CA, on February 14, 2015.

Show 301 bio:

Program bio from Show 301:

Elena Ariza (cello), 16, is from Cupertino, California, where she attends the Menlo School. She studies with Eric Sung at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she is also a member of the Cambiata String Quartet. Elena performed with the Palo Alto Philharmonic as winner of their concerto competition in 2013, and was also named as a Grand Prize winner of the Diablo Valley College/Holy Names University Youth Competition in 2014. Elena performed at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in 2012, as a winner of both the American Fine Arts Festival and American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition. She has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2013 and Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute from 2010 to 2013. Outside of music, she enjoys crafting, particularly miniature paper crafts and 3D geometric origami.

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