Biography: Elena Loskova

Elena Loskova was born into a musical family in Zaporojie, Ukraine. Her mother, a well-known violinist and teacher, began Elena’s musical training at the age of six. As a child, Elena was already interested in composing music as well as performing; she won several piano competitions before continuing her studies at the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow. Her teachers included Rufina Mavropulo, Yury Ponizovkin, and Walter Blankenheim.

Elena Loskova received a full scholarship from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studied piano with Monique Duphil. She has been awarded multiple prizes for solo piano performances as well as accompaniment, and she has participated in music festivals such as the Van Cliburn Piano Institute in Fort Worth, Texas, and the International Keyboard Institute at the Mannes College of Music in New York. She has performed in the master classes of Menahem Pressler, Richard Goode, Arnold Coehen, Martin Katz, and many other distinguished musicians. Her curriculum includes playing the organ and harpsichord, as well as classical singing and choral conducting. Elena holds a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Antonio Pompa-Baldi. She is now pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at CIM with Anita Pontremoli.

Elena Loskova is a versatile musician whose solo and chamber music recitals have taken her to cities throughout Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France. Elena is an active chamber musician, vocal coach, and teacher. She and her sister Irina—also an accomplished pianist—perform together frequently as the Loskoff Piano Duo. Currently, Elena serves as music director, pianist, and organist at Wickliffe Presbyterian Church, Wickliffe, Ohio, and also holds a position as a piano instructor at the Avon School of Music, as well as Oberlin Community Music School.