32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
Next Competition July 2020

View application Elina Akselrud

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Date of Birth
26 Oct 1989


Permanent Address
Sternau, 3
Luzern 6005

Repertoire: The preliminaries

Round 1: 20-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Scarlatti Sonata in B flat Major, K.439 4
Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K.141 2
Messiaen "Regard des Anges" from "Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jésus" 5
Chopin Barcarolle, op.60 9

Round 2: 30-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Vine Bagatelles Nos. 3, 4, 5 Yes 7
Clementi Sonata in F Sharp minor, op.25 no.5 11
Scriabin Sonata No.2, op.19 Yes 12

Repertoire: The semi-finals

Round 1: 65-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Chopin 12 Etudes, op.10 30
Handel Chaconne in G Major, HWV.435 10
Scriabin Sonata No.4 in F sharp Major, op.30 8
Scriabin Sonata No.5, op.53 12

Round 2: Accompaniment / Chamber Music

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Brahms: Sonata No 3 in D minor Op 108

Piano Quintet

Dvořák: Piano Quintet No 2 in A major Op 81

Repertoire: The Finals

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

Mozart: Concerto No 20 in D minor K466

Round 2: 19th or 20th century Concerto

Ravel: Concerto in G major

Audition video


A Ukrainian-American pianist E.Akselrud made her orchestra debut at the age of eight, studying at Kiev Special Music School with Prof.I.Lipatova and I.Barinova. Elina 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. She has performed in Ukraine,Italy,Spain,France,Germany,Switzerland,Austria,Georgia,Slovenia,Australia,Portugal,and USA. Elina appeared with orchestras, such as the Ukrainian National Orchestra, the Kaufman Center Orchestra, and NEC Symphony among others. In 2012 Elina received her Bachelor of Music Degree/honors from Mannes School in NYC, studio of Prof.I.Morozova. In 2014 she obtained a Master of Music Degree/honors under the tutelage of Prof.A.Korsantia at New England Conservatory in Boston,USA.
Currently Elina is continuing her postgraduate training in Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Italy with Prof.E.Virsaladze and at Hochschule Luzern–Musik in Switzerland with Prof.K.Lifschitz.


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Ukraine / United States of America
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PO415522 / 494758106
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City / Town of Birth
Sumy, Ukraine

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