The Long Island Piano Duo, one-piano, 4-hands or two-pianos was founded by accomplished pianists
Yelena and Vladimir Polezhayev. Having met at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia, they have
performed numerous times in Europe,Canada and the United States.
Since coming to New York in 1990 Yelena and Vladimir founded a successful music school, Co-founded
Concert Festival for young musicians and have appeared on various television and radio shows.
Their programs include original classical masterworks written by W.A. Mozart, L.van Beethoven, F. Schubert,
F. Mendelssohn and others composers, as well as own arrangements of "The Favorites" from Broadway
& Folk, Tango & Gipsy, Klezmer & Jazz presented with artistic virtuosity and delightful humor.
On occasion they invite their sons - Anton Polezhayev, violinist-virtuoso, winner of international violin
competitions, and Simon, double-bass soloist and scholarship student of the Juilliard School.
The Family story featured in Newsday October 21, 1992 and New York Times January 18, 2004.
“The combined exceptional talents of Yelena and Vladimir Polezhayev produce a dimension in their concerts that reveal an incredible
depth of musical experience. It is an exhilarating pleasure listening to this couple play their selections with feeling and precision.
The encore piece... was performed to a standing ovation amid bouquets of flowers."
-Victoria Crosby , Managing Director Morgan Park Summer Music Festival, NY
“Brilliant Duo! Virtuosity, artistry, communication with the audience – just brilliant! “
-Serguei Markarov, Professor, Paris Conservatory, France
"They have a chemistry with each other and their audiences that causes listeners to experience familiar music in a fresh way.”
-Irine Musatova, Professor, Oviedo Conservatory ,Spain
“The concerts have all been remarkable, for the quality of the performance …Artists are so gracious and approachable…
you can not only see the stars, you can reach out and touch them.”
-Melissa Rennie, Record Pilot, NY
“When they play together, they play as one. Their technique is impeccable and makes it seem easy and natural…
Amazing to watch them. It is a joyous experience.”
-P. Grover, Vice president of “A Small Company In America”
"Each one individually is superb and together they are a tremendous asset to the musical community."
-Elsi Levy, Chair of Music and Theater at Queens College, NY
“All played to perfection…Vladimir and Yelena’s remarkable four hands. ”
-Gold Coast Gazette, New York
“You don’t want to miss the next concert by the Long Island Piano Duo…
Bringing out all the beauties of the music as well as the artistry of the performers.”
-Great Neck Record, Great Neck, NY
“A magical experience of the souls harmony and beauty…stays with you for a long time after the concert.”
-Cantor Marina Belenky, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle, WA
“Incredible style, polish and enthusiasm…There was something for every musical taste.”
-Record Pilot, Glen Cove, NY
“Superb technique and fine musicality presented with elegant stile.”
-Irina Sharapova, Professor, St.Petersburg Conservatory, Russia
“Vladimir and Yelena Polezhayev play with verve and élan, transforming sparkling technique into a natural flow of musicality...
As always the Polezhayevs delighted the audience with their fusion of superb musicianship interspersed with humor."
-Jeremy Kempton, Conductor “Island Chamber Symphony”
“Great concert… The whole audience reacted with a standing ovation.”
-Rabbi/Cantor Jacob Yaron, Sands Point Community Synagogue, NY