BTHVN2020 | Detmold: My Beethoven - Elena Margolina-Hait
The eleven-year-old pianist Elena Margolina-Hait began her passion-filled career as an artist on stage with a performance of Beethoven's 2nd Piano Concerto with the Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. She enjoyed an excellent musical education at the N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory before taking the concert exam at Detmold University of Music and graduating with honors in 1996. Elena Margolina-Hait has won prizes at several renowned piano and chamber music competitions. including the 1st Prize at the 5th International Schubert Piano Competition in Dortmund in 1995. She has taught at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover) and the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart (Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart), and can be seen at master classes worldwide. She is also often invited to be a member of the jury at various competitions. In 2014, Elena Margolina-Hait accepted a position as professor for piano at the Detmold University of Music (Hochschule für Musik Detmold).
Her active concert career has taken her all over Europe and the world. She can be heard on television and radio recordings, among others, for the BBC, WDR (West German Broadcasting), HR (Hesse Broadcasting), Danmarks Radio, Radio St. Petersburg, “Voice of Israel” and Deutschlandradio, and has also recorded 15 CDs. Her CD recording "F. Schubert. Sonata D 959. Moments musicaux D 780" received the SUPERSONIC Prize Luxembourg. "Her interpretations are literally gripping. They take hold of the listener and never let them go. It is probably due to the extremely fine and sensitive touch of the interpreter that allows for all imaginable shades." (Pizzicato Magazine)
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
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