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Elania Spiro


Instrument: Cello



Boston Conservatory




Elaina Spiro is a third year undergraduate student at the Boston Conservatory under the tutelage of Rhonda Rider, with a GPA of3.98. She has been a Named Scholar at Boston Conservatory, sponsored by Davi-Ellen and Bruce Chabner, since 2021. She is a member of the Hemenway String Quartet, which has earned the position of the Honors Ensemble for the 2022-2023 school year. In the fall 2022 semester, she held two orchestral principal positions, one being her second principal appearance in Mechanics Hall after her debut in February 2022. In November 2022, she performed in a masterclass under Natasha Brofsky. She has attended multiple summer festivals: 2022- Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival studying with Thomas Mesa, Christine Lamprea, and Allison Wells; 2021-Chosen Vale International Cello Seminar studying with Katinka Kleijn, Anthony Arnone, Elinor Frey, and Nick Photinos; 2019- New England Conservatory's Summer Orchestra Institute. She recorded with Country Music Hall of Fame member Eddie Bayers for Stand Up to Cancer with a winner of the ' Music as Healing' Grant at Loud Recording Studios in July 2022. In April 2022, she performed in BSO's Symphony Hall, with MIT's choir orchestra, at Boston Conservatory's Spring Soiree Gala, and in a shared sophomore recital in Houston Hall. She recorded at PowerStation NYC Studios in December 2021 with BoCo Celli, having solos and premiering many works. She held the assistant principal position when recording at WGBH Studios with Boston Conservatory Orchestra in November 2021. She was a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras from 2018-2020, a member of the honors Chamber Orchestra Repertoire Ensemble chosen by Maestro Allen Tinkham in 2019-2020, and participated in their chamber music program. She has been studying cello since 2013, beginning at 11 years old with Andrea LaFranzo, a Boston Conservatory alumni.

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