Born in Berlin, Elena took her first piano lessons at the age of six and started winning first prizes in German national competitions shortly after. She was pre-schooled in the Paris Conservatoire before moving back to Germany for her undergraduate studies. She is the daughter of two professional cellists and granddaughter of the german baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Ms. Fischer-Dieskau studied at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover with Vladimir Krainev until his death. She then moved to the U.S. to study in the class of Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute, where she was awarded a full-scholarship tuition for three years in a row.
After completing her undergraduate studies in Hannover, she obtained her Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore.
She is a recipient of the PE-Foerderungen Scholarship in Mannheim (Germany), as well as of the Leon Fleisher Scholars Fund.
Here is Ms. Fischer-Dieskau in the Rachmaninov Piano concerto number 2: