Yelena Balabanova

Yelena Balabanova

Russian native Yelena Balabanova, is one of only 14 Steinway Artists in our state. An acclaimed soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician, she is known for “magical” and “mesmerizing” performances, which are featured on 10 albums. Yelena has earned numerous awards and recognitions for her extensive repertoire, original interpretations, and imaginative programs. Among her credentials, she holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and was awarded a Recognition Certificate from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. This sought-after clinician is the founder of the International Conservatory Studios offering instruction, coaching, workshops, and master classes around the Seattle area. She also volunteers with several nonprofit cultural and music education organizations.