The Danish pianist, Elisabeth Homegaard Nielsen, was born in Copenhagen to a mother of Ukrainian-Polish ancestry and a father of Danish descent.
She started to play piano at the age of 7 with Professor Milena Zelenetskaia. From 2008 to 2012, she studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium) with Professor Amalie Malling and obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in classical piano with the highest marks.
From 2012 to 2014, she studied at the same institute with Professor Niklas Sivelöv, graduating in June 2014 Master of Music degree in classical piano performance with the highest marks.
Since 2014 (until 2016), she is pursuing an advanced postgraduate diploma with Professor Marianna Shirinyan..
When she was 19-years-old, Elisabeth Nilsen was invited to be a member of the international jury at the Nuova Coppa Pianisti in Italy. At 21, she became the chairman of the European Piano Teachers Association’s youth department in Denmark and, in March 2014, she organized the “Copenhagen International Piano Weekend for the Youth” – funded by the EU.
In 2015, Elisabeth Nielsen published her first CD with the significant label Danacord, featuring works by J.S. Bach, Robert Schumann and Prokofiev.
1. Mozart: Piano Sonata B-flat Major, KV333
2. Carl Nielsen: Chaconne, Op. 32
3. Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin
4. Lisle Joyeuse
- Intermission -
1. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82
2. Rodion Shchedrin: Two Polyphonis Pieces (1961)
i. Two-part invention
ii. Basso Ostinato