Elena's bio


Elena Korableva is a cellist, teaching, composing, and performing in Boston. Born in Kazan, Russia, she has performed in a wide variety of venues with an eclectic mix of artists and performers, including Carnegie Hall; Red Zone Art Bar (Italy); Cold River Radio Show (New Hampshire); Eminem at Boston Calling Festival; 2CELLOS at Boston’s Wang Theater; Moscow Chamber Orchestra "Cantus Firmus" (solo); Trans- Siberian Orchestra; Hanson; Michael Bublé; and performances with the members of Yo- Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble at the Global Musician Workshop. She has performed at Jordan Hall, and House of Blues in Boston; Tchaikovsky Hall, House of Music, and Moscow Conservatory Grand Hall in Moscow. 

She is currently preparing to release her first solo album entitled “Tatar Songs” on 12.03.21, which is a collection of original compositions based on the Tatar folk songs sung to her by her great grandmother, which brought her so much joy. Born in Kazan, Elena is excited to share the music of her roots with a new audience, and to communicate all the happiness it makes her feel. The album is dedicated to her great grandfather Ibliamin and her great grandmother Alfiya 

She has received many awards and recognitions, including First Place Winner at the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music, 2017; Second Prize Winner of the "Vienna" Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition, 2019; Russia "New Names of Russia"; and Chamber Music Festival "Beethoven's Days in Moscow”. She received her B.M. from Boston Conservatory, and her M.M. from Michigan State University, where she studied in the international studio of renowned professor Suren Bagratuni, and was his teaching assistant for two years. 

Elena’s cello is of unknown provenance and was made in 1780. It was a gift from Roger O'Neil.