Elisabeth Pridonoff

Elisabeth Pridonoff is Professor of Piano at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and has appeared with orchestras and on recital series in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. She has performed and taught at the major conservatories in China, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taiwan, and Korea and is visiting artist teacher at the Ichionkai School in Tokyo (the largest private independent pre-college music school in Japan). In the past decade she served on the faculties of the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy, the Barcelona Piano Festival, International Piano Week in Belgium, the International Institute for Young Musicians (IIYM), and from 2010-12 served as Artistic Director of the Prague International Piano Institute. 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 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.