Elena Golovina

Assistant trainee, St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov.
Born in 1992 in Sestroretsk in a family of engineers. At the age of 4 she started studying music and at the age of 6 she chose the percussions as her ­speciality.

In 2012 she graduated from the ­Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg Musical School (M. V. Lestov's class). In 2018 she graduated cum laude­ from the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory­ (class of Assistant Professor V. V. Znamensky) to start her assistant internship (class of Professor A. A. Mikhailov) she is expected to finish in June 2020.

In the framework of the Eurocuivres 2017 Academy (France) she was taught marimba playing by Vasilena Serafimova, as well as playing other percussion instruments by Jean-Baptiste Leclère and Stanislas De­lannoy. In 2018 she took lessons from Marinus Komst. She is a regular participant of workshops given by famous percussion players (Keiko Abe, Emmanuel Sejourne, Roger Svedberg, Katarzyna Miczka, Nebojsa Zhivcovich, etc.) She actively performs at ­various contests.

Currently she is the artist of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra for Children and Youth and the Tavrichesky Symphonic Orchestra, as well as a teacher of the Children's Music School No. 20 in Sestroretsk. She performs as a guest musician in various orchestras of Saint Petersburg, including a Distinguished Collective of Russia, a Symphony Orchestra of the D.D. Shostakovich Saint Petersburg Academic Philharmonia.