Elena Roussanova Lucas is originally from Moscow, Russia. She began studying piano at the age of three and was accepted into the child prodigy music program at Central Music School in the former U.S.S.R. She later studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire of Music, Moscow, where she received the Red Diploma (Summa Cum Laude) in Composition, Music History, Music Theory, and Instrumentation. She studied composition with Tihon Khrennikov and Tatiana Choodova. Prior to that, she studied at the Ippolitov-Ivanov Music College/ Academy of Music, Moscow, where she received a diploma in Piano Pedagogy and Piano Accompaniment.
Elena is a member of the prestigious United Russian Composers Union. Her music has been performed by major Russian orchestra including The Tchaikovsky State Orchestra of Moscow (Vladimir Fedoseyev, Music Director), The Radio and TV Orchestra of Moscow (Vicktor Ivanov, Conductor), The Dallas Brass, The Russian National Orchestra Brass Quintet, and members of The Bolshoi Ballet, Charles Castleman, Violin, Terry Everson, Trumpet , Ballet Lubbock and others. Elena presented a special Masterclass in Composition at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in 2003.
As a pianist Elena has performed extensively in Moscow, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and, the U.S.A. She won First Prize in a Russia-wide piano competition sponsored by the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Russian Academy of Music and the Moscow National Institute of Music.
Elena currently teaches at Boston University.