Elena Igotti is a member of the Russian Union of Composers, a laureate of the International Competitions (“Kawai Contest “Chicago, USA 2004, “Hopes, Talents, Masters “Dobrich, Bulgaria 2005). She graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory as a singer, composer and conductor and holds the highest degree, Post Graduate (class: Professor Slonimski).
As a singer and as a composer, she is a permanent participant in international musical festivals such as as Dubrovnik International Festival of Operatic Arias “Hommage Tino Pattiera”, “Sound ways”, “Baroque and Vanguard”, “Musical Spring”, “from Vanguard to Nowadays.” In Russia, Elena works as a soloist, giving concerts in St. Petersburg and in orthodox Churches as a choir conductor.
Elena Igotti ‘s repertoire is unique by its breadth and stylistic variety. Elena performs various styles of music (classical opera arias, European Baroque music, spiritual songs with organ accompaniment, folk songs, modern music, classical jazz, and vanguard). She also specializes in the many aspects of Russian music: from ancient times of Paganism, through the classic forms of the original traditions of Russian music. Elena tries to preserve the old styles by encouraging young singers in the field of the Russian vocal school, the works of great composers, talented amateurs and folk texts. Her repertoire includes almost all kinds of the Russian music of the 11th-20th century period. Her concerts have been warmly received by audiences in the USA, Germany, France, and Sweden.
Ms. Igotti ‘s programs include “All About Russia”, “The Shades of Russian Tunes”,Russian Folk Songs, A Program Of Jewish Music, “Church Music” with organ (Bach, Pergolezi, Handel, etc.), European Classical Arias, Classical Jazz, modern and Vanguard. She is prepared to teach classes in voice, composition, the history of Russian music (classical and modern) and to perform illustrations thereof.