Elena is a classically trained pianist/composer. She was born in Ukraine, where she grew up.
She completed her initial studies in music in Moscow (S.S.Prokofiev Moscow Region College of Music) and subsequently in cinema M.Sc. in Soundengineering (St.Petersburg State University of Film and Television).
Elena then obtained a Bachelor of Music from The Odessa National A.V. Nezhdanova Academy of Music, Ukraine, and completed her studies under the supervision of professor Andrew West at the Royal Academy of Music in London, achieving a Master’s degree in Performance (with distinction), and the Dip RAM in piano accompaniment for an outstanding performance in a postgraduate level.
Elena moved to Guernsey earlier in 2021 to be Head of Piano, at the School of Popular Music. She is also a piano teacher at Blanchelande College. Elena enjoys participating in the wider Guernsey music community and continues to play with the Guernsey Symphony Orchestra, Bel Canto Ladies Choir and the Guernsey Chamber Choir.
Elena is passionate about composition and explores and publishes in the neo-classical field. As a composer she performs using her artistic name Ellen F and has released albums “Monologue”, “Hug The Sadness”, “Memories Of Our Future” and “1+1”. Her sound focuses on music means as a methaphor and refers to the inner world of a person.