Artist's album

Elena Filonova


Russian pianist, Elena Filonova began playing the piano in the USSR at the age of 3. At the age of 10, she won the first prize in the National "Beethoven" Competition for young talents. She played under the baton of Kirill Kondrachine. At the age of 12, she began her concert activity under the direction of Evgeny Mravinsky. Emil Guilels took her under his wing at the Moscow Secondary School of Music, where she was taught by him and Pavel Messner.

Her training continued in the tradition of the Heinrich Neuhaus School: while maintaining a close relationship with Emil Guilels, she became a student of Evgeny Malinin at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. Her concert career, which began in Russia, led her to perform regularly as a soloist, with orchestra or in chamber music in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Israel, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to contemporary composers.

Alongside her concert activity, Elena Filonova has always kept her passion for teaching: in Moscow, where she taught at the Musical Academy of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and at the Central Special School of Music for gifted children, as well as in Paris, where she has lived since 1990. In 2002, one of her "Masterclasses" appeared in the film One, Two, Three... Music, commissioned and broadcast by the television channel Muzzik.

Her discography includes numerous recordings for the Melodyia label. In France, she has published a disc of works by Giovanni Bottesini with Rinat Ibraguimov, principal double bass of the London Symphony Orchestra, a recital of piano works by Chopin, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Chedrin, and a Tchaikovsky recital (Marcal Classics)

Artist's album