Biography

Elena Levina: pianist, teacher, accompanist

As a concert recitalist, collaborative pianist and teacher, Elena has performed throughout the Ukraine, Europe and the United States. She received her Masters of Music degree in Piano Accompanying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2010, studying with Timothy Bach as well as additional studies in organ and harpsichord. Currently a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Elena teaches and performs as both a concert recitalist and collaborative pianist with various artists throughout the Bay Area.

Elena is a passionate and devoted advocate of collaborative piano and chamber music. In 2006, she helped found ‘AlpenKammerMusik – Chamber Music In the Alps’, a concert series and amateur chamber music festival in Austria.

Elena Levina has studied with such teachers as Jean- Efflam Bavouzet, Akos Hernadi, Peter Nelson and Michael Keller, and receiving diplomas from the ‘Hochschule für Musik Trossingen’ and the ‘Hochschule für Musik Detmold/ Münster’ in Germany. At the Odessa Conservatory in the Ukraine, she studied with Dina Pashkovskaja, Igor Suchomlinov and Galina Popova and graduated with high honors.

She has also performed in master classes with Susan Star, Alexander Bugaevski, and Thomas Quasthoff. Elena has also competed in the Vladimir Horowitz Piano Competition in Kiev, Ukraine and the ‘Karol Szymanowsky Piano Competition’ in Kirovograd, Ukraine. For three summers, she performed at the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Bonefro, Italy and has also performed at the Schladminger Piano Master Class in Austria.

She is also active in learning new languages, where she is fluent in English, German, Russian and Ukrainian as well as having studied French and Italian.