Chamber Tots concert and workshop
Chamber Tots concert and workshop
Join Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots workshop leader John Webb and musicians Elena and Javier Jauregui for an exploration into the role of the professional musician and live performance in Early Years. This session looks to illustrate the unique relationships between musicians and children's creativity and explores potential opportunities for child-led activity and improvisation.
For more information, visit the Chamber Tots website
John Webb is a composer and workshop leader. He has written a variety of works including two operas for children to perform, commissioned by English National Opera. As a workshop leader, he has worked with all age groups from early years to adults. He has been working with young children for many years, and currently leads the Wigmore Hall's Chamber Tots project, which he has been working on since 2003. Currently he is also running other projects for Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Excellence in Cities Southwark, Royal Academy of Music, OperaHouse and Sound Connections.
Born in Oxford, Francisco Javier Jáuregui began to study classical guitar at the age of seven with Kenton Youngstrom at the Community School of Performing Arts (today known as the Colburn School of Music) in Los Angeles, California. He later continued his studies with Agustín Maruri and Óscar López Plaza in Madrid, and with Robert Brightmore at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he obtained a Masters Degree of Music in Performance (Advanced Instrumental Studies).
Francisco Javier has
played many recitals both as a solo performer and with different chamber
combinations in Spain, England, Italy, France, Iceland, Russia, Scotland and
Southeast Asia in venues such as St. Martin in the Fields, the Royal Palace of
El Pardo, St. James' Palace (London), the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Society
Glinka Hall, Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid, and the Linbury Studio
Theatre (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden). He has performed guitar concertos
by Vivaldi and Rodrigo (Concierto de Aranjuez) with La Orquesta Schola Camerata
and has collaborated with the Saint Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra and Sonor
Ensemble (a group formed by members of the National Orchestra of Spain).
He has premièred music
by a number of composers such as Þorkell Sigurbjornsson, Agustín
Castilla-Ávila, Hugi Gudmundsson, and Hideyuki Takemoto.
He works regularly with Icelandic mezzo-soprano Gudrún Ólafsdóttir and since 1997 he has performed with violinist Elena Jáuregui as the Roncesvalles Duo. At present he teaches classical guitar and coordinates the music department at St. Louis University, Madrid Campus. Since 2001 he has participated in Chamber Tots and other educational programmes organised by The Wigmore Hall in London. He is also co-director and co-founder of FIMNa (the International Music Festival of Navarra).
Elena Jáuregui has performed across Europe, and in the USA, South America and South East Asia. As a chamber musician, she has performed in festivals and concert series such as City of London Festival (UK), Música en los Reales Sitios (Spain), Kirkjubæjarklauster Chamber Music Festival (Iceland) and venues such as St-Martin-in-the-Fields (London), St-James Picadilly (London), the European Union University Institute in Florence (Italy) or the Palau de Valencia. Elena plays regularly with pianist Ivana Gavric, with her brother, guitarrist Francisco Javier Jáuregui as part of the Roncesvalles Duo and with the European Union Chamber Orchestra. She has performed as a soloist with several orchestras in Spain in halls such as the National Auditorium in Madrid. As well, Elena has premiered several pieces written for her and her chamber groups by many International composers.
Born in 1979, Elena finished her degree in Spain with a distinction (under Professor Olga Vilkomirskaia) and her Masters in Music Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professor Detlef Hahn (MMus, PGDip). Her studies were generously supported by the Autonomous Government of Navarra, the John Wates Trust and the Newby Trust.
Elena is the director and founder, together with her brother Francisco Javier, of FIMNa, Festival Internacional de Música de Navarra. She currently teaches violin and chamber music at Junior Trinity and is committed to educational and community projects, working regularly with organisations such as the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Aurora Orchestra, bringing live music to different settings.