© 2019 | Elina Christova

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PIANO

Elina Christova

I am a classical pianist with a special interest in contemporary music. Although I adore the standard repertoire (it's easy to love), I find the artistic and technical challenges of 20th century and new music to be especially rewarding, once met. I am currently exploring the music of Philip Glass, Federico Mompou, Olivier Messiaen and Pancho and Alexander Vladigerov. In January 2019 I will begin recording the complete published piano sonatas by Alexander Scriabin. 

Aside from performing frequently and adjudicating for competitions and festivals, I also run a private piano studio based in Norwalk, CT. I help my students perfect their piano technique and polish their repertoire, but also aim to teach them patience, diligence, good work habits and a respect for the art of music. Many of my students are prize winners at competitions and festivals, have performed at Carnegie Hall, and the graduates now attend top colleges. I teach all ages and levels, from 4 to adult. Anyone willing to work hard is welcome in my studio!

In my spare time I read, write, and engage with other arts and artists. If you have a special project on which we could work together, don't hesitate to contact me! 

 

ABOUT

 

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Repertoire

From J. S. Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue to Philip Glass etudes. Highlights include Scriabin's complete published piano works and Messiaen's Études de rythme. MORE 

Chamber Music

Concerto

Classical, romantic and contemporary concerto repertoire from J.S. Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to John Ireland, Scriabin and Stravinsky. MORE 

The complete Beethoven violin sonatas, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, as well as the violin sonatas of Lekeu, Corigliano and Bulgarian jazz pianist Milcho Leviev.  MORE

 
 
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