Performing in Support of Young People and the Environment

The month of April was made especially memorable for me by two very important concerts: The first took place on 11 April in the amazing theatre at CECUT (Centro Cultural Tijuana) and celebrated the twenty fifth anniversary of a marvellous environmental organisation: PFEA – Proyecto Fronterizo de Education Ambient.  The second took place at CNA […]

Reaching Out to Youth

Last month, Rebecca Thompson and Mónica Saramiento of the US Embassy in Mexico City brought a group of fifteen girls to my concert in Sala Nezahualcóyotl. I enjoyed talking to them after the concert and promised to visit them in their home. A couple of weeks later, I had the opportunity of keeping my promise […]

Life on the Road!

The general concept of life as a concert artist is that it must be great to swan around the world checking into beautiful hotels and dining out in restaurants – but life is seldom like that! Of course it is great to visit new places – or favourite places (like Puebla) – but checking into […]

Elena Durán and Friends at Palacio de Bellas Artes

Every six months or so, I have had the pleasure and the honour of playing in Sala Manuel M. Ponce in the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City’s Citadel of Culture. Last year, after my concert Brubeck/Bolling in INBA’s Jazz Festival, Jaime Ruiz Lobera, National Coordinator of Music, invited me to give a concert with […]

The Incredible Esperanza Azteca Orchestra

I was introduced to the Esperanza Azteca Orchestra of Puebla last October when I had the pleasure of playing with this amazing group of young people and their conductor Julio Saldana in La Constanza and in front of an audience consisting of members of YPO/WPO. I had heard about the incredible Esperanza Azteca movement but […]

Reaching Out Through Music

For more than a decade now I have worked outside the concert-hall circuit under the banner of FLAUTA SIN FRONTERAS, taking music to those who most need it and who very often are not able to attend formal concerts. I have played to the young, the old, the disabled, the disadvantaged and to many who […]

We are the Champions!

Elena Durán returned to the Sala Nezahualcóyotl (UNAM) on Sunday with the Edgar Ibarra Trio to give her very special performances of music by Queen and The Beatles in this year of UK IN MEXICO 2015. Elena is well known as one of the leading flute players on the international concert platform and The Edgar […]