Archive

In the early days (the 1990s and early aughts), our foremost focus was the creation of websites – helping others to tell their stories, online. This filled an important niche in a time when website development required special skills.  We were unique, and the world took notice. Our web work was noted in Gramophone Magazine (Webwatch, 2001) and highlighted in the New York Times (Classical Musicians Take to the Web, 2002).

Now that templates exist, we have turned our attention away from web design as a primary focus. Here’s why: it no longer fills a need, to do so. We follow a ‘Seven Pillar’ methodology* – In a nutshell: use your vision and skills to fill a need, in partnership, measuring your results and sharing the credit, and then stay the course with staying power. Still, we’re proud of what we accomplished during those early decades. Below, an historical gallery.

China Press
Aaron Rosand
Elfenworks Productions, LLC proudly managed all aspects of virtuoso violinist Aaron Rosand’s web presence for about a decade, and produced two films as well.
Michael Lorimer
Elfenworks Productions created a website for maestro Lorimer. Elfenworks has been working with internationally acclaimed virtuoso guitarist Michael Lorimer for the past few years. A favorite protegé of Andres Segovia, Lorimer caught the attention of American audiences in the early 1970s through tours arranged by the great impresario Sol Hurok.
Giancarlo Aquilanti
We proudly present the genius Italian composer, conductor and educator Giancarlo Aquilanti of Stanford University. Maestro Aquilanti's music has been performed the world over. While grounded in traditional technique and harmonies, this music includes modern and sophisticated interpretations of tonalities, but always in a pleasant and listenable, approachable way.
Callahan Piano Service
As featured in the film "Miracle in a Box" -- we continue to work with our client in keeping this site's content fresh. Most recently, a video clips page was added wtih pianists playing and commenting on rebuilt pianos. Click here to read our John Callahan's feedback about our work on his behalf...
Debbie Decoudreaux
Chanteuse Debbie Decoudreaux has been a Bay Area favorite for many years, and when she came to us for she was the headliner for Teatro Zinzani...
Tammy Hall Jazz Pianist
We designed Ms. Hall's website, which was live through 2009, with a piano motif and a hidden easter egg: clicking on the image of Ms. Hall's fingers would reveal a video of Ms. Hall (or rather, her hands) playing jazz.
Music School of San Mateo
Music School San Mateo believes that children learn best by active play: clapping, singing and chanting, drumming a beat, finding a melody on a xylophone, moving and dancing, and by playing rhythmic, singing and theory games.
Angela Kraft Cross
San Francisco Bay Area virtuoso organist, pianist, composer, (and eye surgeon) Dr. Angela Kraft Cross. Dr. Kraft Cross' website was designed with an organ motif and features 'organ stop' pull-style navigation and wood outlines...
Elissa Lee Koljonen
Celebrated violinist and pedagogue Elissa Lee Koljonen, the first recipient of the Henryk Szeryng Foundation Award, had no website prior to contacting elfenworks. We helped Ms. Koljonen select a host, obtained a URL, and implemented her site in early 2000...
Erick Friedman
We were proud to be the only webmaster Erick Friedman while he was living. Friedman, a violin virtuoso, Yale music professor, and protegé of the late great Jascha Heifetz, came to us for his personal website, through word of mouth. We encoded videoclips of Mr. Friedman teaching and in concert...
Peninsula Symphony
Proudly supporting our wonderful--and local--orchestra! Elfenworks has been lending assistance, as requested, to the Peninsula Symphony since 2000, when we captured and encoded videoclips of the 2000 season for use by their webmaster.
Vox Music Group
For over five years, we managed every aspect of Vox's web presence, including new recordings updates, web-based promotions, and liaison to online vendors. And we provided ongoing consulting support, including regular updates of the look-and-feel to keep the website fresh...
Jeremy Cohen’s ViolinJazz.com
During our webmastering tenure, in order to keep the website fresh and appealing, we completely redesigned the client's site a number of times, and implemented and maintained a number of features on the site designed to make it more attractive to return visitors...
Betty Haag Principal Mentor of the Violin
Elfenworks designed and implemented the website of world-renowned master violin pedagogue Betty Haag in late October 2002 as a resource for students, violin instructors, parents, and concertgoers...
Maestro School of Music
Elfenworks began supporting violinist / pedagogue Dana Scoby beginning 2001, when we developed dual website for her Maestro School of Music and Maestro Communications. ..
Quartet San Francisco
Quartet San Francisco is a multiple-Grammy nominated chamber music group known for agility, virtuosic playing.
Haight Ashbury Music Center
Elfenworks took over and completely redesigned the website of this San Francisco landmark in May, 2003, using navigation based on street-signs...
Recording Musicians Association San Francisco
The RMASF was dissolved in 2007. Prior to this time, the RMASF worked to promote the careers and professional needs of local recording musicians in the Bay Area.
Sinfonica de Siempre
The Sinfonica de Siempre website was elfenworks' first international, pro-bono project. The Sinfonica, when it was active, strove to promote culture in Columbia, through its conservatory, youth programs, and orchestra.
ePostcards (Client Musicians) at Jazzreview.com
In this early effort into ePostcards, we created a set of ePostcards highlighting Elfenworks-supported artists, for a feature at a prominent music review website.
Posters
Good artwork in posters and fliers can capture the imagination of the viewer, and especially when they tie-in with elements of the artist’s web presence, they add to a strong and cohesive statement. We developed posters for a number of musician clients, primarily in the early 2000s.