Elena Duran

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Elena Duran (born February 21, 1949) is a Mexican American flautist.[1]

She has made concerto appearances and recordings with many major orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,[2] the English Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, the Moscow Virtuosi, many orchestras in the U.S. and virtually every orchestra in Mexico.[3] She has also played regularly for members of the British royal family including two televised Royal Galas from the Royal Albert Hall in London. She has twice had the honour of appearing before Queen Elizabeth II.[4]

Since the 1990s Elena has been artistic director of the International Flute Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon,[5] the largest annual flute festival in Europe.


  1. ^ "Festival music review: Elena Duran". The Scotsman. 11 August 2008.
  2. ^ Philips, Frosene (18 November 2003). "Frosene on the scene". Oakland Tribune.
  3. ^ "Flautista Elena Durán unirá musicalmente a México y EEUU". Terra. 20 September 2006.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ ""Oakland girl" flutist makes hometown debut". Contra Costa Times. 12 November 2003.
  5. ^ Bradshaw, John (29 July 2000). "One for the flautists". Birmingham Post.

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