About the Duo
The Roncesvalles Duo, formed by Elena Jáuregui (violinist) and Francisco Javier Jáuregui (guitarist), made its debut in 1997 in Granada and since then has performed throughout Spain, UK, Italy, Iceland, France, and Southeast Asia in festivals such as City of London Festival (UK), Kirkjuaejarklaustur Chamber Music Festival(Iceland), Festival de Segovia and Clásicos en Verano de la Comunidad de Madrid (Spain) and in venues such as St Martin–in-the-Fields and LSO St Luke’s (London) and the European University Institute (Florence). Their music has been aired in a number of radio and television stations including Spanish National Radio and Television.
Elena and Francisco Javier believe in the importance of bringing music to everybody and of offering everyone a chance to participate in the creative process of music making, which should not be reserved just for musicians! The Roncesvalles Duo have always tried to find ways of taking music beyond the traditional concert hall, but it was after moving to the UK when they discovered the wide range of possibilities in this field while studying their MMUS at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Secretos Quiero Descubrir, Spanish Music for Voice, Violin and Guitar, is a collaboration between mezzo-soprano Gudrún Ólafsdóttir and the Roncesvalles Duo. It contains Sephardic, Basque, Catalan and Andalusian folk songs (many in Francisco Javier Jáuregui’s arrangements) as well as new works by prominent composers of our day: Agustín Castilla-Ávila, John Barber, David del Puerto, and Eduardo Morales-Caso (Abu Records, 2014).