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Elena Fischer-Dieskau

Described as “a magician of the piano who combines intense drama with delicate lyricism” by the German Newspaper Schwäbische Zeitung, the French-German pianist Elena Fischer-Dieskau has appeared at many prominent venues such as the Brahms-Gesellschaft 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, Earth-quake Concert Series in Friedrichshafen, Festival Spivakov in Colmar, Pianofest in the Hamptons (USA), Institut Hongrois in Paris. Her performance with the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro was critically acclaimed by the Brazilian press.

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 baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Ms Fischer-Dieskau studied with Vladimir Krainev at the Hochschule für Musik, The- ater und Medien Hannover until his death. She was then accepted into the class of Leon Fleisher with a full scholarship 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.

Elena Fischer-Dieskau


BMus, Grad Dip (Piano Performance)






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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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