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 Master of Music Degrees at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2002 the Duo was awarded a place in the professional apprenticeship programme run by Connect in London, gaining valuable experience in various outreach projects. Since then, the Duo has been involved in many community and educational projects in the UK and has started up a number of projects of its own in Spain, mainly in Northern Spain as part of FIMNa (The International Music Festival of Navarra).

They have worked with organizations such as Wigmore Hall, Spitalfields Festival, Aurora Orchestra, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Connect. They have been part of the Chamber Tots in the Community Project (Wigmore Hall) since 2002, bringing their music to nurseries all over London and were invited to the 2011 Early Years Conference hosted by the National Centre for Early Music Making to showcase their work.

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