Northwestern University, Bienen School of Music, DMA, Piano Performance
Manhattan School of Music, MM
Ural State "Mussorgsky" Conservatory (Ekaterinburg, Russia), Diploma in Piano Instruction and Chamber Ensemble
Tver Music College (Russia), Diploma in Piano Pedagogy and Accompaniment with Honors
Artists International, Special Presentation Award and Debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City
Seattle International Piano Competition, Szymanowski and Ginastera Best Performance awards
Silver Medal at Global Awards Competition, EStrella Piano Duo CD "Tales from The East"
Ibla Grand Prize Competition, Italy, Distinguished Special Mention Award
Originally from Russia, Dr. Elena Doubovitskaya performed her piano debut recital in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2002, followed by engagements in the United States, China, Canada, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Russia. Her performances were heard on WFMT in Chicago as well as radio stations in Canada and Netherlands. Dr. Doubovitskaya’s accomplishments include performances at the East West Music Festival in Germany, Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts, and Prague International Piano Master among others. As a chamber musician, she performs with Chicago-based EStrella Piano Duo and contemporary ensemble Lakeshore Rush.
As an accomplished piano teacher, Dr. Doubovistkaya is frequently invited to judge competitions in the Chicago metropolitan area. In addition, she presented a master class in piano pedagogy at the Second Annual Pre-College Piano Symposium at the Florida State University School of Music. Her students often participate in local and state competitions and receive the highest placements and awards. Dr. Doubovitskaya currently serves as Piano Department Chair at the Merit School of Music in Chicago.
Piano Concerto No.3 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
“I believe music education is very important because research shows that music affects all areas of child development including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, and language skills. Merit is a very special place for learning music because we have the best quality of instruction, our students are very motivated in achieving their goals, and all of them share a great love for music.”