The Italian- American pianist Elenora Pertz is a pioneer in the field of collaborative piano. Her affinity for singing and texts led to a specialization in working with classical singers as an engaging partner and performer.
She has performed extensively throughout Europe in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Musée d’Orsay, Oxford Lieder Festival, Musicales de Normandies, Atélier Lyrique de Tourcoing, Muse Salentine Festival, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, France Musique and collaborated with institutions such as the Royaumont Fondation, Britten Pears Arts, Eppaner Lied Sommer etc.
She has recorded both art song and chamber music repertoire for labels such as Hännsler Classics and B Records. In her art and projects she strives for both expertise and authenticity, highlighting the universality of classical music and art song for those intimidated by it's exclusivity.
As an opera pianist she has worked at the Staatsoper Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Komische Oper Berlin with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Thomas Guggeis and Sir Donald Runnicles.
Elenora is the artistic director and founder of “Lied the Way e.V.”, whose goal is to connect and empower female art song pianists. www.liedtheway.com
Since the Wintersemester of 2023-24 Elenora teaches art song repertoire (Liedgestaltung) to both singers and Duos at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. She is also on the voice faculty at the Universität der Künste Berlin where she also teaches a self-designed course “Der künstlerische Weg” on how to authentically navigate one’s path and “Do the Work” as a young artist. She holds degrees from Vanderbilt University, Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien and Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin.
A polyglot, Elenora speaks four languages fluently and currently is based in Berlin.