Real Talk with Musicologist Elena Borysenko

Updated: Jul 25, 2019

Not Every Classical Musician's Story Is Sunshine & Rainbows

In May 2015, I had no idea what to expect when first discovering that I would be moving to Rochester.

All I knew was that both the Eastman School of Music and that my beau's family lived there. I figured Rochester would be just another city to work hard in for a year or two then on to the next one and figure life out as each day progresses.

Little did I know that this city would bring me close to someone very special: an intelligent, sensible, and fearless woman who I wound up meeting at an RPO marketing location at the Rochester Transit Station.

(Dr.) Elena Borysenko received her PhD in Musicology from the Eastman School of Music.

Her dissertation were the discoveries & analyses of the cantatas of

Johann (Wilhelm) Friedmann Bach.

All twenty-three of them.