Elisabeth Pridonoff is internationally known as a pianist and pedagogue who was for thirty-five years Professor of Piano and Duo-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Now Emerita Professor of Piano at UC-CCM, she continues to perform duo piano and chamber recitals, adjudicate major competitions, give master classes, and is on the faculty of the Brevard Music Center Festival and Institute, the Arizona Piano Institute, and Artist-in-Residence at David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of The Juilliard School she earned MM degrees in piano with Adele Marcus and Sasha Gorodnitzski and in voice with Hans Heinz and Anna Kaskas.
Elisabeth Pridonoff was first-place winner of national and international competitions including the Midland-Odessa, Shreveport, El Paso and Oklahoma City Symphony Competitions and has performed with the Nashville Symphony, the Oklahoma City Symphony, the Shreveport Symphony, the El Paso Symphony, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Boise Philharmonic, the Illinois Philharmonic, and Graz Festival Orchestra. She has given performances and master classes all over the world including Tully and Merkin Halls in New York, Boston (Baltic Series), the Kennedy Center, Baltimore, Toronto Town Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Siena, Rome (by invitation from the U.S. Ambassador), Munich, London, Monterrey (Mexico) at the Sociedad Artistica Technologicao and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico City at the National Conservatory of Mexico, Canada, Italy, Spain, Belgium, China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Other appearances include NPR’s The Sunday Show and St. Paul Sunday with Bill McGlaughlin, CBS Sunday Morning, and festival appearances at Chautauqua, San Luis Obispo Mozart, Arcady, Western Arts, Lyric Arts, Shreveport, and Graz. She has adjudicated national and international piano competitions including the Kapell, Virginia Waring, Chicago Symphony, Wideman, and World Piano.
Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff’s students have won prizes in the Second International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Kiev, Ukraine (First), Missouri Southern International (first, third and finalist): Ninth Biennial American Pianists Association National Piano Fellowship Audition (Fellowship Award); Shreveport Wideman (first, second); Midland-Odessa (first); Young Keyboard Artists Association (two seconds); Ibla (Italy) Grand Prize International Piano Competition (third); and the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition (second) and hold faculty positions internationally. Formerly Co-Artistic Director of the Prague International Piano Institute with Eugene Pridonoff, she has served on the faculties of International Piano Week of Belgium, the Barcelona Festival, and the Amalfi Festival. Elisabeth Pridonoff is a Steinway Artist and has recorded for Centaur, Toccata Classics, and ablaze Records.