Lena Live with Elyena Miremonde
I offer my show as a place where people from all different backgrounds may come together and express themselves. I want to hear your stories; I'll share a few of mine and in between we'll listen to snippets of music which tell the stories of those behind the notes.
Lena infuses an aura of music and art into nearly every area of conversation, whether it be medicine, politics, film-making, cooking, and more. Drawing from her rich background of life and work in Europe and the U.S., Lena’s shows often project ideas that are universal to listeners all over the globe.
Lena Miremonde is internationally known as a musician, journalist and educator.
Using her expertise in the psychology of performance, she established an approach that applies to virtually all areas of human performance: from artistic expression to public-speaking, from academic achievement to developing self-confidence among young adults. Lena infuses an aura of music and art into nearly every area of conversation, whether it be medicine, politics, film-making, cooking, and more. Drawing from her rich background of life and work in Europe and the U.S., Lena’s shows often project ideas that are universal to listeners all over the globe.
For over thirty years, Elyena Miremonde has been applying her approach of integrating the arts into the lives of children and adults. In her mid-teens, she began teaching music to children as part of her own training as a concert-pianist.
Miremonde inherited a rich tradition of music in her studies with Theodore Gutman, at the Moscow Conservatory. After obtaining degrees in musicology, performance and psychology, she emigrated to the United States with her family in the late 1970s. In New York, she worked with Dorothy Taubman, who created an extraordinary physiological approach to keyboard playing that became a part of Miremonde’s musical foundation.
For over ten years, Elyena Miremonde was on the faculty of the Taubman Institute of Piano. She also taught at the 92nd St. Y in New York, and was a Professor of Music at Rutgers University. Miremonde has given numerous lectures, master classes and workshops in the United States and in Europe on music, music history and the psychology of performance.
Her work caught the attention of Jerome Shestack, former U.N. Ambassador under the Carter Administration, who endorsed Miremonde’s work. This led to the formation for Miremonde Arts, which she directs with her son, Julian Lampert, her partner and Artistic Director of The Miremonde Arts Concert Series and its children's and adult's Music Workshops. Miremonde is currently host of the live call-in talk and interview radio show, “Lena Live!,”