Elena Bashkirova belongs to a family of musicians. She studied at the Tchaikovsky
Conservatory in Moscow with her father, the famous pianist and music teacher Dimitrij
Bashkirov. Ms. Bashkirova has since become a regular guest with such well-known orchestras
as the Munich Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony, NDR Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony
Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Spanish National Orchestra in Madrid, and Israel
Philharmonic, as well as the Chicago, Dallas, Washington, and Houston symphonies. Another
important destination for her extended concert tours is Asia, where she has performed with
the China Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra in Taipei.
Ms. Bashkirova has worked with many celebrated conductors, including Sergiu Celibidache,
Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Christoph von Dohnányi, Andris Nelsons,
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Semyon Bychkov, James Conlon, Lawrence Foster, David Robertson,
and Michael Gielen.
Since the beginning of her career, Ms. Bashkirova has intensively devoted herself to
chamber music. Particular mention should be made of her partnership with Gidon Kremer, with
whom she has performed at numerous international festivals in addition to appearing on
several recordings. She has also performed with many singers, such as Anna Netrebko,
Dorothea Röschmann, Stella Doufexis, Robert Holl, Roman Trekel, Dietrich Henschel, and
In 1998, Ms. Bashkirova founded the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival. As its
artistic director, she organizes a chamber-music event that takes place annually in
September with internationally acclaimed artists.