Updated: Jan 29, 2021
A Ukrainian native, Olena Bratishko, is a recent DMA graduate in collaborative piano
from the Western University, Canada, having studied under the tutelage of John Hess.
Bratishko also holds a Master of Arts degree from Ukraine and a Master of Music in collaborative piano from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). In the United States, Bratishko studied with Judit Jaimes, Jeffry Peterson, and Elena Abend. There she enjoyed being a collaborative pianist for the UWM Chamber Institute, the Concert Chorale, Men’s Choir, and the Kalliope Vocal Arts concerts. A keen interpreter of song, Bratishko’s passion lies in researching and performing Ukrainian art song. Her recent publication is a dissertation The Art Songs of Kyrylo Stetsenko: Ukrainian Lyric Diction Guide.
Currently, she is a freelance collaborative pianist and a vocal coach at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western where she coaches undergraduate and graduate singers. Additionally, Bratishko is a music director, a pianist, and an organist for Holy Angles’ and St. Anne’s parishes in St. Thomas, ON. Presently, she resides in London, ON with her two daughters.