Elisabeth Pridonoff is the Field Service Professor of Piano at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She has appeared with orchestras and on recital series in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia and has performed and taught at the major conservatories in China, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taiwan, and Korea. Ms. Pridonoff is a visiting artist teacher at the Ichionkai School in Tokyo (the largest private independent pre-college music school in Japan) where she serves two residencies per year and in the summers she also serves on the faculty of the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy in addition to her position at the Brevard Music Center. She previously taught at the Barcelona Piano Festival, International Piano Week in Belgium, the International Institute for Young Musicians (IIYM), and in the summer of 2007 she did a guest residency at the Chautauqua Festival. A graduate of the Juilliard School, she holds masters degrees in both piano and voice having studied piano with Sasha Gorodnitsky and Adele Marcus, and voice with Hans Heinz and Anna Kaskas.
Her students hold positions throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia and have been first-prize winners in the Horowitz (Bryan Wallick), Missouri Southern (Jackson Leung), American Pianists Association Biennial Fellowship Auditions (Derison Duarte), Shreveport Wideman (Sheri Adams), Midland-Odessa (Lin Lin, and Remi Fujisawa), Pinault International Piano Competition in New York City (Yangkyung Lee), and the Catania International Music Festival Concerto Competition (Polina Bespalko). Elisabeth and her husband Eugene Pridonoff are co-Artistic Directors of the CCM Prague International Piano Institute. They have performed internationally as the Pridonoff Duo throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, including concerts in New York's Tully and Merkin Halls, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and were featured in an interview and cover photo in the March 2005 issue of Clavier Magazine. Elisabeth Pridonoff is a Steinway Artist.