Described as “a magician of the piano who combines intense drama with delicate lyrism” by the German Newspaper Schwäbische Zeitung, the French-German pianist Elena Fischer-Dieskau provokes high enthusiasm in the audience and the press every time she performs.
Her performance with the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro was critically acclaimed and attended by the famous pianist Nelson Freire, who called her “a great revelation” in the Brazilian press.
In recent seasons, she appeared at many prominent venues such as the Brahmsgesellschaft in Schleswig Holstein, the Liszt Festival in Chateauroux, Theatro Municipal as well as Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Festival Jeunes Talents in Paris, Earthquake Concert Series in Friedrichshafen, Eglise Saint-Matthieu in Colmar, Pianofest in the Hamptons (USA), Institut Hongrois in Paris, to name a few.
Elena Fischer-Dieskau was chosen by the french movie director Mia Hansen-Love to play the piano in the drama film “All is forgiven”, where she performed works of Schumann and Beethoven on screen.
Born in Berlin, Elena took her first piano lessons at the age of six and started winning first prizes in German national competitions shortly after. She is the daughter of two professional cellists and granddaughter of the german baryton Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Ms. Fischer-Dieskau studied with Vladimir Krainev at the Hochschule f. Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover until his death. She then got accepted in the class of Leon Fleisher with a full scholarship tuition to pursue her graduate degree at the Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore.
After completing her undergraduate studies in Hannover, she obtained her Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore.
She is a recipient of the PE-Foerderungen Scholarship in Mannheim (Germany), as well as of the Leon Fleisher Scholars Fund.