Jelena Bazova graduated from the State Conservatory of Kazan (Russia) with the Prix d’Excellence and a soloist diploma in both organ and piano. From 1980 to 1990 she taught piano at the State Conservatory of Astrakhan (Russia). In 1990 she was asked to move back to Kazan and teach both piano and organ at her alma mater. In 1991, she became a laureate of the prestigious Russian National Organ Competition. Since 1997 she has been working and living in the Netherlands.
Alongside her teaching, Jelena enjoys a vibrant performing career throughout Russia and Western Europe, appearing in major concert halls and famous churches (including Notre Dame in Paris and Saint Peter’s Cathedral in Rome, among others). She has made various recordings for Russian, Dutch, and Belgian radio and television. Cd’s of her performances have been released in the Netherlands. Jelena is specifically known for her interest in contemporary music, and has performed at well-known festivals like “Moscow Autumn” in Moscow, “White nights” in St.Petersburg, and “Europe-Asia” in Kazan.
At present, Jelena teaches piano at the Young Musicians Academy, and piano and organ at the Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg. Her students have won or made the finals of several competitions, including the National Competition of SJMN (Stichting Jong Muziektalent Nederland), The International Steinway & Sons competition, The Princess Christina Competition, and The YPF (Young Pianist Foundation) Competition. Jelena is also a permanent organist with the famous Sacrament Choir in Breda.