Elena Koleva

  • Career Highlights
    • Member of the Fifth Season Quartet
    • Voice instructor for more than 20 years
    • Colaborated with artists such as Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Moses, Bruce Gertz, Gene Perla, and Mike Tucker
    • Performed at venues such as the Berklee Performance Center, Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Jordan Hall, and the Lilypad
    • Released two solo albums with the Acoustic Version Trio: Round Midnight (1995) and Invisible Touch (1996). Other recordings include "The Green House" and "Crossing Lines"
    • In 2014, Koleva released the album Beyond Hope with her Fifth Season Quartet
    • Private lessons with Dominique Eade, George Garzone, Charlie Banacos, and Jerry Bergonzi
  • Awards
    • New England Conservatory Graduate Scholarship
  • Education
    • M.M., New England Conservatory
    • M.M., Bulgarian State Academy
    • B.A., Bulgarian State Academy

In Their Own Words

"My main role as a pedagogue is to create a positive and highly productive atmosphere in my classes, which would naturally empower my students to succsessfully achieve their professional and artistic goals."