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Ella Kalinichenko

Graduate Student in Piano Performance
Ella Kalinichenko

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Ella Kalinichenko is an rising pianist from Washington, USA whose journey as a pianist is marked by her dedication, talent, and a deep-seated love for music. Recently graduating from Pacific Lutheran University, Ella holds a BM in Piano performance which she earned under the guidance of Dr. Ejokina. Along the way, Ella discovered a deep passion for accompanying others. She has become a trusted collaborator, regularly assisting fellow students in preparing for contests and auditions, and lending her talents to school and community choirs, enriching the local music scene.

In her local church, Ella is a dedicated member of the music department. There, she shares her skills by accompanying choirs and soloists, fostering a sense of unity and musical inspiration among the congregation. 

Ella's journey is marked by several notable achievements. From recognition in piano competitions to being chosen as the Forestine Wise Monsen Memorial endowed scholar for which she gave an honorary recital. ​ Whether performing solo or collaborating with college ensembles and student groups, her performances have garnered praise from a wide range of audiences. She has had the privilege of performing as a soloist with orchestras and participating in masterclasses across Washington and Oregon.

Ella's professional engagements encompass performances at venues like Benaroya Hall in Seattle, and active involvement in local music festivals and conferences. Additionally, Ella enjoys sharing her knowledge by teaching piano privately from her home music studio.