Elena Pavlea’s music has been characterized by music critics to belong to the Neo-romantic and Minimalistic styles of the 21st century music genres.
Born and raised in Athens, Greece, she became aware of the world of classical music…while listening for the first time a piano trio performing in the lobby of a hotel. ‘’I clearly remember that moment since for the first time in my life; I felt the intensity of musical expression’’ she says.
She never abandoned learning music throughout her childhood and adolescent years, and early in life she decided to study music in a professional level. Academically she received her Piano Soloist Diploma, Bachelor of Arts and her Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Performance from Greek and English Universities and during her stay in London and Athens-Greece, she always worked as a Pianist, Composer and Piano Teacher. She participated in master-classes of Professors of the Guildhall school of Music and Drama and of the Royal Academy of Music. She also studied Philosophy and Music Aesthetics.
Musical composition has always been part of her creative personality and since the age of eight, she composed her first piano pieces.
‘’I quickly realized that composition and musical expression is a necessity that exists firstly beyond any result and always bares the weight of integrity, honesty and personal sincerity’’ she quotes.
Besides the compositions that focus only in music, she has always enjoyed as a young composer working with artists from different artistic backgrounds and therefore, she collaborated with film directors, video artists, choreographers, sculptors, painters and poets. She has always believed, that music and beautiful sound exist in every section of our lives:
‘’Music can be found in words, in a gesture, in an image as well as in a still object. Most importantly, music is self-sufficient and can create a whole world by itself’’’.
Diploma in Piano Performance: ‘’Max Hallecker’’ Conservatory in Athens. Diploma in Piano Performance – Grade ‘’Excellent’’ - 2007
Diploma of Harmony: ‘’Eratio’’ Conservatory in Athens. Diploma in Harmony – Grade ‘’Excellent’’ - 2016
Diploma of Counterpoint: ‘’Music Association’’ Conservatory in Athens
Diploma in Counterpoint – Grade ‘’Excellent’’ – 2019 (2-year Program)
Bachelor of Arts: The American College of Greece – Deree. Major in Music - Minor in Philosophy - GPA: 3:00
Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Performance: City University and Guildhall School of Music and Drama – Combined Degree.
Studies in Composition-Orchestration: Individual Classes with the Professor and Composer Mr. Giannis Avgerinos.
Studies in Conducting: ''Alfa'' Conservatory - Ongoing Studies with conductor Mr. Loukas Karitinos
First Prize: ‘’Donne in Musica’’ International Composition Competition – Under the Category: Chamber Music – Serbia, Italy.
First Prize: ‘’Donne in Musica’’ International Composition Competition –Under the Category: Music for Solo Instrument – Serbia, Italy.
First Prize: ‘’Interartia’’ International Composition Competition in Volos, Greece in the category of orchestral composition. 2015
Second Prize: ‘’Interartia’’ International Composition Competition in Volos, Greece in the category of chamber music. 2015
Second Prize: ‘’Interartia’’ International Composition Competition in Volos, Greece in the category of solo instrument. 2015
First Prize: ‘’Donne in Musica’’ International Composition Competition (100/100)
Under the Category: Chamber Music – Serbia, Italy. 2018.
London Greek Film Festival: ''Sleepwalker'' - Award for Best Experimental Movie (Film Music participation).
Minicipality of Virona, Athens Greece: Honorary award for the performance and music composition of original music. A concert that took place in the summer 2019 (Vrachon Theater), as part of the events organized by the Municipality of Virona, dedicated to the people in need.
‘’Attico Conservatory’’, Athens, Greece: Piano Seminar Certificate, with Soloist and Professor, Mr. Dimitris Toufexis. 2006
‘’Music Village Organization’’, Saint Lawrence Pelion, Greece: Certificate on the Attendance of the Summer Academy of Music under the title: ‘’The Art of Pianistic Execution’’ under the supervision of Turkish Pianist, Mr. Huseyin Sermet. 2007
‘’Rhodes Music Festival’’ Rhodes Island, Greece: 4rth International Summer Music Academy, Masterclass and Performance of the Piano, with Professor and Pianist, Mr. Alberto Prortugheis.
‘’Kodaly Conservatory’’ Athens, Greece: 30 hours of Seminar on the Pedagogy of Piano Teaching and on the Performance of Romantic Repertoire.
Professor Peter Nagy (Head of the Budapest Ferenc List Academy of Music) and Rita Wagner (Professor of the Music Department of the Ferenc List Music Academy) taught and supervised the concerts that took place. 2010
‘’Kodaly Conservatory’’ Athens, Greece: 10 hours of Seminar on the Direction of Choir and on the Kodaly Music Education System under the supervision of the Director of the Conservatory: Mr. Michalis Patseas. 2010
‘’The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’’ Athens, Greece: Certificate on the Attendance of the Music Seminar on how to teach all levels of Theory and Instrumental Graded Exams and Diplomas. 2011
‘’Music Horizons Conservatory’’ Athens, Greece: Certificate on the Attendance of Directing the Symphonic Orchestra with the Professor and Director, Mr. Michalis Oikonomou. 2012.
‘’Terpsithea Conservatory’’ Athens, Greece: Masterclass in the Technique and Interpratation of Piano, with Soloist and Professor, Mr. Dimitris Toufexis. 2018
‘’Ioanna Sygelaki Conservatory’’ Athens, Greece: Honorary Diploma in the Seminar on Piano and Piano Concerto accompanied by the Symphonic Orchestra of the Conservatory, with Soloist and Professor, Mr. Dimitris Toufexis. 2018
‘’Arts Conservatory’’, Athens, Greece: Certificate of Arts and Literature. Piano Masterclass with Professor Mrs. Lilia Boyadjieva. 2018
‘’Music Village Organization’’ Saint Lawrence, Pelion, Greece: Certificate of the Summer Music Academy for Performance of Original Works and Piano Masterclass under the supervision of pianist, Mr. George Emanuel Lazarides. 2019
2007-2008: ‘’Shine Music School’’ – Piano and Theory Tutor under the (ABRSM Board of the Royal Schools of Music) – London.
2009-2015: ‘’Eratio Conservatory’’ Athens, Greece – Piano and Theory Tutor all grades - Examiner in Conservatory Exams and Translator in the ''ABRSM'' music exams. Responsible for the ''ABRSM'' music education system.
2014 -2015: ‘’Voula Kalandrou’’ Private School – Head of Music in Primary School.
2015 – 2018: ‘’International School of Athens – ISA’’ – PYP (IB) Music Teacher – Head of Music in Primary school. Choir director for concerts. English speaking school.
2018-2019-2020: ‘’Pinelopeio Foundation’’ – Principal Music Teacher
2020-2021: ''Learning Steps'' English-Greek speaking Montessori School - Principal Music Teacher
2009-2020: Piano and Theory Tutor in private lessons (Greek and ABRSM educational systems) in collaboration with conservatories around Athens.