Presented by Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Regent Hall Summer Festival
Jelena Makarova is a Russian born Lithuanian trained pianist. She started playing piano at the age of five and started her training as a pianist at the State School of Arts for gifted children in Lithuania. She then continued her studies at the Lithuanian Music Academy. She graduated in 2000 with a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance, Accompaniment and Piano Teaching with all-round distinctions.
Jelena then moved to the UK and was accepted to study at the Royal Academy of Music, London. She studied piano with C. Stone and chamber music with N. Eimer and M. Dussek. During her studies Jelena was nominated by the Academy and performed music by G. Kurtag at the public master class with the French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Duke’s Hall. Jelena graduated in 2005 and obtained her Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Piano Performance.
Jelena now has established a career as a performer, chamber musician and piano teacher. She has appeared in recitals and festivals in the UK, Russia, Sweden and Lithuania. Jelena is currently based in London.
- 3 Intermezzi
- Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
- Sonata for Piano No 15 in D, 'Pastoral'
- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
- - 'In the morning you always come back'
- Richard Causton (1971-)
- Vers la flamme
- Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)