Elena Dubinets, artistic advisor, is also Vice President of Artistic Planning for the Seattle Symphony. She is Chair of the City of Seattle Music Commission, appointed by the Seattle City Council. This Commission strives to enhance the growth and development of Seattle’s music sector and convey the City’s commitment to the industry, musicians and audience. Dubinets also serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Washington’s School of Music.
Dubinets’ scholarly work has led her to publish numerous articles and books, including Made in the USA: Music is What Sounds Around on American experimental music (Moscow, Russia, 2006), and Prince Andrei Volkonsky: A Score of Life (Moscow, Russia, 2010), as well as several translations, including a Russian edition of Philip Kotler’s and Joanne Scheff Bernstein’s Standing Room Only: Strategies for Marketing in the Performing Arts. She is currently working on her fourth book about the composers of contemporary Russian diaspora.
Her interest in cross-cultural exchange has led Dubinets to present several music festivals in Russia, Europe, Latin America and the United States, including all of the Seattle Chamber Players’ Icebreaker festivals, Wired Strings festival with the Paul Dresher Ensemble in San Francisco, Festival of Contemporary Russian Music in Iowa City and two Alternativa festivals of American music in Russia. In 2002, she was a Stipendiat at the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland, studying the manuscripts of Morton Feldman and Conlon Nancarrow. Dubinets received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia and has lived in the United States since 1996.