Elena Chernova-Davis

DSC_6574Prizewinner of the Aleksander Glazunov International Competition (Paris), Dr. Elena Chernova-Davis has enjoyed a multifaceted career as soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster in her native Uzbekistan and throughout the United States. After graduating with honors as a full-scholarship student from the Tashkent State Conservatory, she came to the United States to continue her studies with soloist Elmar Oliveira and first violinist of the Vermeer Quartet Shmuel Ashkenasi. She is a recipient of the Irene Alm Memorial Award for excellence in performance and scholarly research and has worked with world-renowned conductors including Bernard Haitink, Esa Pekka-Salonen and Jeffrey Tate as Principal Second of the Chicago Civic Orchestra and as a member of Florida Grand Opera, Artosphere Festival Orchestra, and Princeton Symphony. 

As a passionate and dedicated teacher her philosophy is to guide development and tailor an individual approach to each student that encourages growth, curiosity and motivation.