Elizaveta Don

Born into a musical family in Moscow, Elizaveta Don received her first piano lessons at the age of 4 and played her first concert at 5. Today she is a prizewinner of 15 piano competitions and has performed in 35 different countries around the world.

She studied at the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Prof. Sergei Dorensky, where she graduated in June 2011. Afterwards she moved to ...

Born into a musical family in Moscow, Elizaveta Don received her first piano lessons at the age of 4 and played her first concert at 5. Today she is a prizewinner of 15 piano competitions and has performed in 35 different countries around the world.

She studied at the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Prof. Sergei Dorensky, where she graduated in June 2011. Afterwards she moved to Germany and studied in the class of Prof. Evgeni Koroliov at the University of Music and Theatre Hamburg (2011-2013 – master's degree, 2013 – 2017 – concert exam).

Her broad concert activity began in 2003, when she became a scholarship holder of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charitable Foundation. Since then she has performed in many cities in Russia as well as abroad (in Australia, Argentina, China, Canada, India, Israel, Japan, Thailand, USA, and in many European countries) and has performed in famous concert halls such as the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Salle Cortot in Paris, Teatro Ristori in Verona, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, George Weston Recital Hall of the Toronto Center for the Arts.

Elizaveta has been awarded many scholarships. During her studies in Russia she also became a scholarship holder of the International Charitable Foundation "Russian Performance Art" and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. In Germany she was supported by the Franz-Wirth-Memorial Foundation, Otto-Stöterau Foundation and Yehudi Menuhin "Live Music Now". In 2012 she received the 1st prize of the competition of the Elise-Meyer-Foundation at the University of Music and Theatre Hamburg. In 2017-2018 she was a scholarship holder of the international project "Future of Orchestra Culture", which was supported by the Federal Office of Culture.

Elizaveta Don is a prizewinner of numerous competitions, for example, in 2002 she received the special prize for the best interpretation of German Romanticism at the Steinway International Competition for Young Pianists (Berlin) and 1st prize at the T. Nikolayeva International Competition for Young Pianists (Bryansk, Russia). In 2011 followed her first big international success at the piano competition "Piano Campus" (France), where she won the 1st prize and two special prizes. After that she successfully participated in many other competitions and received numerous prizes, among others 1st prize and special prize
at the International Piano Competition "Città di Verona" (Italy, 2012), Steinway Promotion Prize 2013 (Hamburg, Germany), 1st Prize at the "Euregio Piano Award" International Piano Competition (Geilenkirchen, Germany, 2015), 1st Prize at the "Euregio Piano Award" (Hamburg, Germany)Prize at the "MozArtè" International Piano Competition (Aachen, Germany, 2016), 1st Prize and Special Prize at the "ClaviCologne" International Competition (Cologne, Germany, 2017), Main Prize and two Special Prizes at the T.Leschetizki German Competition of Polish Music (Hamburg, 2017).

A passionate chamber musician, she has already performed with renowned soloists, including the winner of the Long-Thibaud Competition Aylen Pritchin, winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition Narek Hakhnazaryan and Echo Prize winner Asya Fateyeva. Elizaveta Don's repertoire ranges from early baroque works to contemporary music. She has a keen interest in historical performance practice and also plays the harpsichord. Her first solo CD ("Piano Campus") was released in 2012. Since 2013 she has been teaching as a lecturer at the Hamburg University of Music and Drama.

Besides music, Elizaveta is interested in literature and fine arts. Traveling and cooking are also her passions. She speaks Russian, English, German and Italian.


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