Elena is an award winning pianist and educator, cited by the Washington post as “The pianist with a magic touch”
She holds a Master’ degree from the Juilliard School and undergraduate degrees from the Moscow Conservatory and the Manhattan school of music.
Ms. Baksht has over 25 years experience working with students of all levels. Her lessons are inspiring, engaging and motivating.
Elena always meets her students at the level where they are, develops mutual trust and respect and encourages each student to strive for the best. Some of her students become competition winners and some are just studying for enjoyment
Ms. Baksht came to public attention at the age of 11 performing at the Central Hall of the Arts of Moscow with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, her career as a soloist and chamber musician has taken her to concert halls around the world. Career highlights include appearances with Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall and Weill Recital Hall, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Miami Symphony at the Lincoln Theater, New Philharmonic of New Jersey, and WQXR Young Artists Series… In addition to her performing career, Elena has always been a passionate educator, devoted to sharing her gifts with the next generation.
She has been a member of the piano faculty at Michigan State University, International Academy of Music , Southampton Arts Festival and Music at Lincoln Center.