Elena performing at Fairfield Hall
Elena was the overall winner of the Advanced III category of the National Piano Competition organised by EPTA (UK).
There were three rounds for over 400 participants from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The finals took place in Manchester. She won £150, the opportunity to perform at a Fairfield Hall recital, and a full scholarship to attend Chetham’s International Summer School for a week in August.
Elena also won the Jean Merlow Memorial Scholarship at the Watford Festival, and the Open Romantic, Open 20th & 21st century classes and the Dyer Trophy for the most promising pianist at the Ruislip-Northwood Festival.
Elena has been studying piano with me since she was 4 years old. She gained her diploma in 2013 – the Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL).