Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Elena began piano lessons at age 6 and first began recording during 1988 while in attendance at a high school for gifted children from which she graduated in 1999 with honours. After studying at the School of Music in Tashkent with Professor Rojanov Grinoff, she moved to Germany in 2001 and in the autumn of 2002 began study in Augsburg, graduating with her diploma in 2006. In Nuremberg, she studied at graduate school with Professor Manz and since 2005, has been a member of the orchestra, Jakobsplatz in Munich. In 2006 received a scholarship from 'Live Music Now Augsburg' and another in 2009 from 'Live Music Now in Munich'.
Since the autumn of 2007, she has played piano with the double bass ensemble 'Bassiona Amorosa'. In 2008 she further developed her skills by studying at a master class with Professor Mlana Chernjavska in Feldkirch in Austria.
In accordance with her reputation as a hard-working and dedicated musician, Elena Rachelis has played at every concert hall in Augsburg and has made numerous television and radio appearances on such stations as ZDF, BR and BR 4 Klassik. Further to this, she has toured to Hungary, Israel, Moldova, Ukraine, Austria, Romania and Serbia and has recorded two CDs with Jakobsplatz Orchestra including works from John Cage's 'Seven' and Paul Ben Haim's 'Machet Die Tore Weit'.