The German-French pianist Elena Fischer-Dieskau is consistently praised by critics and audiences for her intensely captivating stage presence, and provokes great enthusiasm each time she performs.
Her latest album with Delphian Records featuring piano works of Schumann and Brahms received international and unanimous critical acclaim including Gramophone, The Scotsman, BBC Radio 3 and the Sunday Times.
Elena was born in Berlin into a family of musicians and started the piano at the age of six. She is the granddaughter of German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Ms. Fischer-Dieskau studied in the USA at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with legendary pianist and pedagogue Leon Fleisher, where she completed her Graduate Performance Diploma.
Prior to that, she obtained her undergraduate degree while she was studying with Vladimir Krainev at the Hochschule f. Musik, Theather und Medien in Hannover, Germany. With a french mother, she partly grew up in France where she attended the Conservatoire de Paris as a child.
Elena has appeared at prestigious festivals and concert halls around the world- at the Brahms-Gesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein, Lisztomanias (Rencontres Internationales Franz Liszt, Chateauroux, Earthquake concert series (Friedrichshafen, Piano Salon Christophori (Berlin), The Festival International de Colmar 'Vladimir Spivakov' (Alsace, the Auditorium du Louvre, Perth Concert Hall, and at the Cidade das Artes and Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro.
Her performance at the latter venue of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2, with the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira, was attended by the pianist Nelson Freire, who called her 'a great revelation' in the Brazilian Press.
In the media, she has recently been featured by BBC Radio Scotland in an interview with live performances.
During her undergraduate studies, Elena Fischer-Dieskau was chosen to play the role of a pianist on the big screen in the French drama film Tout est pardonne (All is Forgiven) by Mia Hansen-Love, performing music by Schumann and Beethoven on screen.
She currently lives in Edinburgh and is on the faculty of St Mary's Music School.