“The Steinway piano’s sensitivity, tenderness and warmth of sound gives every note its own personality and every note envelops and lures the listener into the world of the composer’s imagination.”
Elena Klionsky began playing piano at the age of five in her native St. Petersburg, Russia. When her family relocated to the United States she continued her studies in New York at the High School for the Performing Arts and The Juilliard School. She graduated from the Juilliard Pre-College Division, College, and Graduate school.
As a student, Elena performed weekly for many years on the “Science of Mind” programs in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, made an appearance on ABC TV’s “People, Places, and Things” program, often performed on WNYC radio, and made her orchestral debut at Lincoln Center with the National Music Week Orchestra. She was also named “Promising Young Artist” by the National Foundation For Advancement In The Arts.
Ms. Klionsky had her professional orchestral debut at the age of 21 with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra in the same program with Itzhak Perlman in front of 15,000 people. Since then, her solo recitals, orchestral appearances, and chamber music and duo piano performances have taken her throughout the United States to Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.
Despite undergoing eleven hand and shoulder surgeries after an accident, Elena persevered and has built a vast repertoire which includes music of Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Schubert and Liszt as well as Scriabine, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and her favorite American composer, Vincent Persichetti. Composers from several countries have written music for Elena to perform.
Elena Klionsky recently had the honor of performing a 2-hour concert at the White House as part of the "National Treasures" events.
Elena Klionsky has been a Steinway Artist since 2008.