Elené Tabagari has studied the harpsichord with Dr. Boyd Jones since her sophomore year. She is also the harpsichordist for the Stetson Chamber Orchestra By the end of her junior year, the love for the instrument and early music made her decide to pursue harpsichord on a masters level. During Elené’s senior year, she prepared for harpsichord auditions for schools such as Juilliard, Yale, and Peabody Institute. She also prepared and presented her piano senior recital separately from her rigorous harpsichord repertoire.
After receiving multiple offers from the graduate schools she applied to, Elené decided Juilliard is the place for her and has now committed to the school for the Masters in Historical Performance program, with full scholarship, during the 2022-23 academic years.
Elené is also a first-generation and international student, active on campus, employed in 4+ student positions including being a teacher in the community music school, stage crew, and music theory tutoring, as well as a Resident Assistant for 3 years. Elené has been an active collaborative pianist in the School of Music, as well as serving on the dean search committee. Notable awards during her time at Stetson include: Dr. Michael Rickman piano award (2019,2021), Concerto Competition Winner (2021) and Stetson Showcase winner (2021).