Elena Mashkovsteva

Harp Teacher

Elena Mashkovsteva - Harp Teacher at K&M Music School in San Diego

Russian Harpist ELENA MASHKOVSTEVA is known for her impeccable technique, grace, and elegance. She is a soloist, chamber musician, and dedicated teacher.

Ms. Mashkovtseva is a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she studied with the celebrated harpist Vera Dulova. She was awarded First Prize at the International Competition in Moscow. After graduating, Ms. Mashkovtseva held the principal harp position with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since leaving Moscow, she has appeared with the Orquesta de Baja California, Orquesta de Bellas Artes, Orquesta Filarmonica de la UNAM, St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, and the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin under Misha Rachlevsky.

Locally, Ms. Mashkovsteva has appeared with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Nova, San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, and the Hutchins Consort.

As a chamber musician, she appears regularly with Camarada and DUO ELENA with flutist Elena Yarritu.

Ms. Mashkovtseva is a Professor of Harp at San Diego State University and has her own private studio in San Diego. Her students have won many local and national competitions, and have gone on to study at major colleges/conservatories here in the U.S. and abroad.

Her debut CD Song of the Birds, named after the Catalan folk song performed by cellist Pablo Casal’s at his United Nations Peace Prize ceremony in 1971, highlights music by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Prokofiev, Handel, and Liszt.

Ms. Mashkovtseva currently serves as Vice-President of the San Diego Harp Society and is a sought-after judge for national competitions.