Brief professional biography
A Russian/Dutch opera singer
(dramatic soprano / soprano assoluta) .
She sings with the Italian technique. Elena studied in St. Petersburg at the Academy of Music and then in The Hague at the International Studio of Vocal Arts. Her teachers were: Anastasiya Korneva, James J. McCray (student of Mario del Monaco), Barbara Pearson, Krisztina Laki, Annett Andriesen.
In the season 2006/2007 Elena received a prize in the Television competition "Special Voice" (Opera) in the Netherlands.
In the season 2014/2015 she was in the top three of opera singers on Classic Radio 4.
Elena sings opera, chamber music and oratorio.
Her favorite opera roles: Lady Macbeth, Eboli, Santuzza, Rosina, Cenerentola, Turandot, Tatiana, Liza.
In chamber music her favorite composers are Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg, Schubert and Wolf.
And the oratorio composers: Verdi, Rossini, Verdi, Villa-Lobos, Duruflé.
Elena is also a professional pianist and choir conductor. Her teachers were: Ljubov Bruk, Kirim Vergazov, Tamara Poddubnaya, Lyudmila Syniagovskaya, Eugeniya Kazarina.
Elena is very happy that she had the opportunity to attend the open classes of wonder conductor Ilya Musin in St. Petersburg.