Elina Akselrud

Alexander Scriabin Piano Sonata No.9

7 Oct. 2021 | 12:15

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The founder and artistic director of Intertwining Arts, as well as the lead artist of all its crossover projects is an American classical pianist and fine art photographer of Ukrainian origin.  Elina made her orchestra debut at the age of eight, studying at Kiev Special Music School with Irina Lipatova and Irina Barinova.  She is a prize winner of international piano competitions, such as Chopin on Thousand Islands’10, USA (1st Prize), Chopin in Hartford’12, USA (1st Prize), Midwest’14 in IA, U.S.A (2nd Prize), Chopin in Canberra’14, Australia (3rd Prize) and others. Elina has performed throughout Europe, Australia, and USA; she appeared with orchestras, such as the Ukrainian National Orchestra, the Kaufman Center Orchestra, NEC Symphony, and Lucerne Symphony, among others.

Musical Education:

  • Bachelor of Music Degree/honors’12, Piano Performance (Mannes School of Music, New York City, USA; with Irina Morozova)

  • Master of Music Degree/honors’14, Piano Performance (New England Conservatory, Boston, MA, USA; with Alexander Korsantia)

  • Master of Music Major Solo Performance’18 (Hochschule Luzern – Musik, Lucerne, Switzerland; with Konstantin Lifschitz)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate, Piano Performance’18 (Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Florence, Italy; with Eliso Virsaladze)

  • Dr.Artium, Piano/Multidisciplinary Performance/Research, in progress (Kunstuniversität Graz, Austria; supervised by Deniz Peters and Markus Schirmer)

Elina has been pursuing photography professionally since 2008. She studied the genre of Fine Art Photography with Anka Zhuravleva, as well as completed courses with Jennifer Thoreson, Sue Bryce, Lara Jade, and Brooke Shaden.  Her works won awards at (Staff Winter Selection 2015, Choice Award 2020), The New School University Alumni Summer Photo Contest (1st Prize, New York, NY, USA, 2015), The New School University Travel Photography Contest, (3rd Prize, New York, NY, USA, 2010).  Hôtel Chopin Grands-Boulevards Paris (France) hosts a permanent exhibition of her still life works on a theme of Chopin since 2018.  In 2020 Elina’s works were digitally featured in GuruShots groups exhibitions in Portugal, Sweden, Australia, and Canada; as well as at Colors of Humanity Art Gallery in USA, and printed works were exhibited during the 10x10x10 Tieton in WA, USA and Fine Art Exhibition at Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece.