Carsten Dürer, Magazine “Piano News”, the review on Elena’s CD “Sound Illusions. Collage”
“It is worthy to mention the high culture of touch of 34-year-old pianist who superbly manages to make the instrument sound according to the composer’s plan. She immerses the listener in a warm and deep sound of Tchaikovsky’s “Rêverie du soir”, while Rachmaninov’s selected preludes sometimes have a rather powerful touch which constantly heighten the interest in the pianist’s playing. She is easily imbued of a variety of musical ideas […] The pianist always correctly selects agogics, and with the help of phrasing she manages to reveal the images that lurk in the music. A magnificent recording of a well-arranged program of a musician, the world should hear more about”.