Elena Khurgina is a harpsichordist, based in Hamburg, Germany. As a musician she is interested in historical performance itself and in collaborative interdisciplinary projects that allow to study the relationship between modern and old, sound and vision, and music as a tool for non-verbal communication.
Elena was born in Kharkiv (Ukraine) and started to study piano at the age of five. She graduated Gnessin State Music Academy in 2013 (Moscow) as a pianist under Prof. Vera Nosina. At the age of twelve Elena decided to study Harpsichord and historical performance as a second subject/instrument, and followed this path during her further education. She became a member of Cantus Firmus Orchestra as soloist and basso continuo player, performed in Moscow Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra with musicians including Alexey Utkin, Christian Zacharias in halls such as Moscow Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, The Moscow Conservatory, and different venues in South Ural, Ukraine, Netherlands, and Italy.
In 2017 Elena moved to Germany to focus on historical performances. Currently, she is studying Harpsichord in Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Hamburg) under Prof. Menno van Delft and Prof. Carsten Lohff.
She participated in Master Classes with Elisabeth Joyé, Menno van Delft, Skip Sempé, Christophe Rousset, Goska Isphording and took part in different festivals and concerts in Hamburg, Berlin, Köln in various halls: Elbphilharmonie, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Universität der Künste (Berlin), etc. She performed as a soloist and with different Ensembles, e. g. Hamburg Camerata.
“Eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. Our life has no end in the way in which our visual field has no limits.”