A Blüthner recording artist and concert pianist.
Elena was born in St. Petersburg (Russia). She made her debut as a pianist at a very early age and was only 12 when she made her first appearance with an orchestra. After her preparatory studies at the school and college of music in her hometown, she studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov conservatory with Leonid Sintsev between 1988 and 1993 and received her university degree there.
During this time she also recited concerts regularly in numerous cities in Russia, Europe and the United States of America. She took part in numerous international competitions and has been awarded various prizes for piano performance in Belgium, Italy and Russia.
After completing her post-graduate studies, she worked as a lecturer at the Rimsky-Korsakov conservatoire in St. Petersburg for some years.
Elena completed her studies in Amsterdam at the Sweelinck Conservatoire with Ton Hartsuiker. During that time she took part in a large number of Masterclasses including that of Prof. L. Vlasenko at the Moscow Tschaikowsky Conservatory, O. Yablanskaya at the New York Juillard School and G. Sebok at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Her season highlight in 1990 was her performance in the White House for the president of the United States, George H.W. Bush.
In 1996 she gave her debut at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In the same year here first solo album was launched with great success. It was followed in 1999 by her second Album, which was released in co-operation with Raimond Weill. Since then she has released two albums through Blüthner Records.