Building character. Testing excellence.
Olena Blahulyak is a professional musician with two master’s degrees in Piano Performance, who, currently, is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Houston.
She enjoys a versatile career as a solo and collaborative performer as well as an educator.
Her love of music was fostered by her pianist&painter mother and a guild of influential teachers and mentors. Among them were Igor Ryabov, Vladimir Viardo, Anatoly Zatin, David Dubal, Giselle Brodsky, Nina Svetlanova, Guillermo Gonzales, Simone Dinnerstein, Josu de Solaun, and Tali Morgulis.
Throughout her youth, Ms. Olena received numerous awards and scholarships and won several National and International Competitions in Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United States.
Performing and teaching opportunities have taken her to concert halls, conservatories, and universities in the United States, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Romania, and Guatemala. Ms.Blahulyak has been a featured guest artist in several Music Festivals such as Vladimir Horowitz Summer Festival in Ukraine, Ciudad Jamilena, and Malaga Classica in Spain.
After graduation from Sam Houston State University in 2018, she held an Adjunct Piano Faculty position at the same institution.
In teaching, Ms. Olena encourages her students to perform to the best of their abilities; she promotes the development of healthy and injury-free piano techniques, exploring students’ musical identities and tastes, practicing strategies, diagnosing and problem-solving methods, and, most importantly, healthy stress-free and stimulating learning environment.
When not pursuing musical endeavors, Olena enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with her beloved Chinese pug, Daria.