Singapore International Music Competition

Elena Nesterenko (Germany)

Steinway Artist

Artistic director,
Classics at Regen

Maestro Academy

Elena Nesterenko is a Steinway Artist and the artistic director of Classics at Regen. She is also the founder of Maestro Academy Weimar Intensive Piano Courses, and part of the festival faculty of International Music Festival “Music is the way of life“ in Kostroma, Russia.

The piano art of Elena Nesterenko absorbed the best traditions of Russian and German performing schools. сaptivating expressiveness, the depth of penetration into the very core of composer’s emotional content and huge range of subtlest nuances with brilliant musical energy. Upon graduating with honors from the Ippolitov-Ivanov Music Academy in 1989, Elena entered the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the studio of Eugene Mogilevsky and Professor Elena Richter. She continued her post-graduate studies in Groningen, Netherlands in 1997 with Professor A.B.Makarov- Goldfeder having received top prize at the Mazzarò del Vallo International Piano Competition in Italy on the same year. Elena also holds a Master of Arts diploma from Munich in the class of Prof. Gerhard Oppitz. Since 1998, Elena performed extensively in major cities across Europe. As an avid performer, she has worked with Regensburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yaroslavl Symphony Orchestra, Kostroma Symphony Orchestra. 

Her debut CD, containing works by F. Liszt A. Scriabin and Shostakovich lauded positive reviews from legendary pianists like Alfred Brendel and Grigory Sokolov. Elena gives regularly masterclasses in Arcore, Italy, Groningen, the European Centre in South Korea, Moscow, Kostroma, Russia, Walderbach, Germany, and at Tallinn’s Alion Baltic International Music Festival. She has also appeared frequently of the Classic Channel 4 of Bavarian Radio and Television, the Moscow Radio 1 as well as on the Russian television, and on the Italian RAI and Dutch radio and television networks. From 2011 to 2014, Elena has performed more than 150 concerts related to “The Universe of F. Liszt” as well as concert tour throughout Germany with collaboration with famous German lecturer and orator, Lutz Görner.