A native of Russia and a resident of Geneva, IL, Elena Doubovitskaya performed her debut recital in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall as part of Artists International Presentations, followed by numerous engagements in the United States, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic and Russia. Dr. Doubovitskaya's accomplishments include awards from Artists International Presentations and the Seattle International Piano Competition among others. She has performed at the East-West Music Festival in Germany, Tanglewood Music Festival, Prague International Piano Master Classes, and Sewannee and Hot Springs music festivals. Dr. Doubovitskaya has been invited to participate in Master Classes given by the acclaimed pianists Emanuel Ax, James Levine, Leif Ove Andsnes, Garrick Ohlsson, and Menahem Pressler.
In addition to her solo career and Lakeshore Rush ensemble performances, Ms. Doubovitskaya has a great interest in collaborating with other musicians. Sharing their love for the piano duo repertoire, Elena and her friend and colleague Dr. Svetlana Belsky have formed the EStrella Piano Duo. Their past three seasons included concert tours in Midwest and East Coast performing Russian, French and Viennese Classic masterpieces for piano duo. In addition to traditional recital setting, EStrella Piano Duo collaborated with other artists in a multidisciplinary project "Chicago's Watershed: A 156-mile choreography" based on Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring arranged for piano duet, which included a contemporary flamenco dance (choreography by Wendy Clinard) and video projected ink works by Dmitry Samarov. It was premiered in May 2014 at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago to great critical acclaim.
As an accomplished piano teacher Dr. Doubovitskaya is frequently invited to judge competitions in Chicago metropolitan area. In January 2014 she was one of the three teachers selected around the country to do a presentation and master class in piano pedagogy at the Second Annual Pre-College Piano Symposium at the Florida State University School of Music.
Dr. Doubovitskaya received her undergraduate degree in piano performance from the Ural State "Mussorgsky" Conservatory in Ekaterinburg, Russia, followed by her Master's Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and her Doctor of Music Degree from Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, studying under Ursula Oppens.
In addition to her active performance career, Dr. Doubovitskaya currently serves as Chair of the piano faculty at the Merit School of Music in Chicago. Please visit www.elena-doubovitskaya.com.