|Ms. Elizaveta Podonina is a native of Kemerovo, Siberia, Russia. She is a young and exciting performer; and an energetic and engaging teacher. Elizaveta received her Bachelor of Music degree in Accompanying and Piano Pedagogy from Kemerovo Music College at the age of 18. Since in the United States she also received a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music and recently completed her Masters of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music.
Some of the accolades she has received include winning the National Bach Competition when she was 7 years old (in the 7-10 age group), Best Romantic Piece Performance in the Kuzbass Piano Competition and the Rachmaninoff Competition of Siberia. She was also awarded the honor to perform in Narva Castle in Estonia and won a regional duo competition in Khabarovsk (Far Eastern Russia).Ms.Podonina has performed with touring chamber music groups in Russia and in the US.
Elizaveta studied under tutelage of well known masters like Jeffrey Biegel, Raymond Beegle,Jeffrey Cohen, Lina Yarovaya, and Eva Zinger, and she studied pedagogy at Manhattan School of Music with Dr.Carol Aicher and Dr.Jane Palmquist at Brooklyn Music Conservatory. Ms.Podonina has also received a Masters in Philology from Kemerovo State University.
Ms. Elizaveta Podonina has joined the faculty of The Piano School of NYC in 2011.