Elena Spist

Assistant professor of concertmastering, St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov.
In 1983 she graduated with honors from the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire.

In 1987 she graduated from the assistant internship of the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire with a degree in piano under the supervision of professor L. B. Umanskaya.

For more than 20 years, she worked as a leading accompanist in the class of the Head of the Department of Chamber Singing, a Merited Artist of Russia, professor K. V. Izotova.

She is an awardee of international competitions.

As a vocal accompanist, she has participated in CD recordings released in Russia, England, and South Korea.

She currently teaches at the Department of Chamber Ensemble and Piano Accompaniment and at a secondary music school. She is an assistant professor.

10 of her graduates became laureates and diploma winners of international and all-Russian competitions in Concertmastership and Best Concertmaster of the Competition categories.

She has scientific and methodological publications.

Since 2011, she has been constantly providing methodological assistance in continuing education courses for concertmasters of children’s music/art schools at the invitation of the Academic Methodological Association under the Committee for Culture of Saint Petersburg and the Committee for Education.

Since 2013, she has been the artistic director of the Petersburg International Biennale of Children and Youth “Letter. Word. Book”.