About - Elisabeth Nielsen


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Elisabeth received her soloist postgraduate diploma in 2017 after studying at the University of Music in Vienna and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, playing her debut concert with the innovative project “Carnaval”, which was a fusion of video art, live electronics, music by Robert Schumann as well as contemporary composers.

Elisabeth studied under and took masterclasses from prominent names such as Gianluca Luisi, Lilya Zilberstein, Federico Gianello, Konstantin Scherbakov, Niklas Sivelöv, Boris Berman, Marianna Shirinyan, Christopher Hinterhuber, Dmitry Bashkirov, Tamás Ungár, Victor Rosenbaum & Jan Jiracek von Arnim.

She won prizes at numerous international piano competitions, including the European Yamaha Competition in Sweden, International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in the Netherlands, Salieri Competition in Italy, Prof. Dichler Wettbewerb in Austria, The Danish Steinway Competition and more. She also received numerous scholarships and awards from prestigious foundations such as the Sonning Talent Prize, Stiftung LYRA and foundation Idella. Her residency at the Scandinavian Artist House and Danish Academy in Rome was supported by Queen Ingrid’s Foundation.

Elisabeth has released 2 critically acclaimed CD’s on Danacord record label with piano works by Bach, Schumann, Prokofiev and Carl Nielsen, and appeared on national radio and television in Denmark, Ukraine and The Netherlands. She performs piano recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in numerous prestigious concert halls all over Europe and China.


Since obtaining her pedagogy degree, Elisabeth has taught and given masterclasses in Denmark, Ukraine, Italy and China, been a jury member in the Nuova Coppa Pianisti piano competition, organized courses, concerts and music festivals as a board member of European Piano Teachers Association and co-founded the musical association Nielsen Saloner, supporting young talented musicians.

Being a Danish pianist of Ukrainian descent, she is also very passionate about promoting Danish and Ukrainian compositions, especially getting a chance to work with contemporary composers.

Elisabeth is greatly influenced by the mediterranean cultures of Italy and France, and she often visits this region to develop her musical projects. The pianist is currently building new repertoire by combining Scandinavian, French and Italian composers, recording music videos that highlight the beautiful surroundings, and arranging musical salons for a local audience. The big dream for the future is to create a piano music festival on the Riviera.