Elaine Loebenstein is an Irish pianist who has extensive training and experience as a classical accompanist. She has worked as a freelance collaborative pianist, recitalist, coach, lecturer and workshop leader. She has performed on several continents and has appeared on radio and television in Europe, the US and Australia.

She has a particular interest in classical improvisation, and combines this passion with her sensibilities as an accompanist to respond to cinematic art through interactive, spontaneous music making.

She has also devised and recorded soundtracks for historical and archival footage, experimental film and documentary forms as well as creating film music for museum installations.

She has lived and worked in Dublin, London, Glasgow and Sydney. She calls Vienna home.


Trinity College Dublin

Bachelor of Music (Performance) 

Awarded with First Class Honours
Additionally awarded the Michael MacNamara Medal for Excellence in Performance for a final-year recital

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama Dublin

(rebranded TU Dublin Conservatoire)

Graduate Diploma in Music (Instrumental Teaching)  Awarded with First Class Honours

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London

Licentiate Diploma in Piano Teaching (LRSM)

Guildhall School of Music and Drama London

Master of Music (Performance) in Advanced Accompaniment 

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
(rebranded Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance) in Advanced Accompaniment
Awarded the Broadwood Fellowship for Piano Accompaniment


Having studied with some of the worlds most celebrated chamber pianists and Lieder specialists including Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, John Yorke, Iain Burnside, Martin Katz and Gordon Back, Elaine has worked extensively as an accompanist and collaborative pianist in a wide variety of professional settings across the globe.

Recital performances have included St. Martin in the Fields London, the National Concert Hall Dublin, BBC City Halls Glasgow, the Museum of Australian Democracy, Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow, Parliament House Canberra, Glamis Castle, the Famous Spiegeltent, the Australian National Arboreatum, Cork Opera House, the National Library of Australia, Teatro della Maestranza Sevilla, Llewellyn Hall at the Australian National University.

She has performed as part of festival programmes including the Edinburgh Festival and Edinburgh Fringe, Canberra International Music Festival, Boyle Arts Festival Ireland, Canberra Centenary Festival, Voices in the Forest and Artsong Canberra.

She has been broadcast performing live on RTÉ Radio One, RTÉ Lyric FM (Ireland), ABC Radio National, ABC Radio Canberra and ABC Classic FM (Australia) and televised on RTÉ and ABC TV, SBS Television (Australia), Deutsche Welle (Germany) and ÖRF 1 (Austria).

Additionally she has worked for opera companies, choirs and ensembles including Opera Ireland (now INO), Lyric Opera Dublin, Crash Ensemble, the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, UCD Choral Scholars, New Dublin Voices, CIMF Orchestra, and the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Great Britain.


Ireland she worked at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama as a répétiteur for students of voice, and at the Royal Irish Academy of Music as an accompanist for first-, second- and third-level instrumental and vocal students.

At the Australian National University in Canberra she worked as an accompanist and coach for performance classes.