Elena Tsvetkova graduated summa cum laude from the Mussorgsky Music College in St. Petersburg, Russia and the State Conservatory, St. Petersburg, Russia. Her degrees are in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. She also earned a diploma as a concert pianist. After graduating, she was appointed as an Assistant Piano Professor and was the staff accompanist for strings at the Petrozavodsk Branch of the St. Petersburg Conservatory.
Ms. Tsvetkova began her career as a performer on radio and television in Russia at the age of ten. After graduating from the Conservatory, she performed extensively, giving solo recitals and collaborating with many of the finest musicians of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra and St. Petersburg Camerata Orchestra of the Hermitage Museum. She was active as a piano teacher at several St. Petersburg music schools and received numerous government awards for the excellence of teaching. In Russia, her students have won prizes in various festivals and competitions, including the Russian National chamber music competition for young musicians.
Ms. Tsvetkova moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2001, and is in demand as a teacher, soloist, chamber music collaborative pianist, clinician and adjudicator. She was a faculty member of many prestigious music festivals and programs in the US and Europe, among which Heifetz International Music Institute (2002, 2003), International Convention in Ithaca, NY(2005), InterHarmony International Music Festival in Germany (2017). In 2012 Ms. Tsvetkova went to Brazil where she played solo concerts and taught master classes in Sao Paulo, and in 2013 she returned to Brazil to perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5 "The Emperor" with orchestra.
She continues to play solo, chamber music and piano ensembles recitals every year and has performed in major concert halls in North Dallas and throughout the country. Ms. Tsvetkova has collaborated with many renowned soloists. Her international tours include Russia, Finland, Sweden, Israel, Mexico, Brazil and Germany.
Ms. Tsvetkova has built a strong private studio, and her piano students have won local, regional and international piano competitions. She is teaching piano at her studio in Grapevine, TX.