Elizaveta Khripounova

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Elizaveta performing in 2011
Background information
Birth name Elizaveta Igorevna Khripounova
Also known as Elizaveta, Elly K
Born New York City, US
Origin Moscow, Russia
Genres Alternative Pop/Rock,[1] Classical Crossover,[1] Easy Listening,[2] Acoustic, Pop, Jazz, Opera
Occupation(s) Pianist, singer, songwriter, opera singer
Instruments Piano
Years active 2004–present
Labels Universal Republic Records
Website http://www.elizaveta.com/

Elizaveta Igorevna Khripounova (Russian: Елизавета Игоревна Хрипунова), now recording as Elizaveta (Russian: Елизавета), also formerly known as Elly K, is a Russian-American pianist, singer/songwriter and opera singer.

Her debut full-length album Beatrix Runs was produced by Grammy Award-winner Greg Wells[3] and was digitally released on Universal Republic Records January 24, 2012 exclusively via iTunes. The album was physically released through Amazon on July 17, 2012. Also on July 17, 2012, Elizaveta released her iTunes Session EP.[4]

In 2013 Khripounova performed at the TED Global 2013.[5]

On March 17, 2014 the first single from the Hero EP was remixed by electronic music duo Pegboard Nerds and featured in the viral video "Superman with a GoPro" which has over 16 million views on YouTube.[6]

On April 14, 2014, Khripounova released the Hero EP which reached #38 on Billboard's Heatseaker's Charts.[7] On the same day, The A.V. Club premiered a video for the song "Sorry" which featured Malece Miller and Nico Greetham from the television show, So You Think You Can Dance.[8]

Elizaveta's songs have been featured in ABC's Scandal,[9] Pretty Little Liars[10] and The Affair.[11]

Elizaveta also sings the Tavern Songs [12][13] in the award-winning [14] role playing video game Dragon Age Inquisition, as the bard Maryden Halewell.

Elizaveta's first single from her 2015 album 'Messenger' is called 'Trap' and is featured in a Russian motion picture "Призрак"(2015).[15]


Elizaveta was born in New York City and raised in Moscow, Russia.[16] She is a pianist, singer/songwriter, and opera singer with classical training.[17] In 2007 she released a digital EP "Like Water". The title track was featured in the 2008 motion picture The House Bunny.[18]

Her song 'Gravity' was also featured in the 2010 motion picture Ice Castles.[19]


  • The Piano Girl (EP, 2002, Elly K) - as Elly K[20]
  • Intangible (2004, RussianChicksRule! Records) - as Elly K[21]
  • Breakfast With Chopin (2006)
  • Like Water (2008)
  • Elizaveta (EP, 2011, Universal Republic)
  • Beatrix Runs (2012, Universal Republic)
  • Elizaveta: iTunes Session EP (2012, Universal Republic)
  • Elizaveta: Hero EP (2014, Flower Army Records) [22]
  • Messenger (2015, Flower Army Records)


  1. ^ a b Elizaveta at AllMusic
  2. ^ Elly K at AllMusic
  3. ^ Keefe, Jonathan. "Elizaveta Beatrix Runs". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  4. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Elizaveta Biography". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  5. ^ Chung, Becky. "Musical alchemy: Elizaveta at TEDGlobal 2013". TED. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  6. ^ Harris, Brock. "Pegboard Nerds & Superman with a GoPro". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Heatseekers Week April 26th". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  8. ^ Eakin, Marah. "Elizaveta looks for heroes with two former So You Think You Can Dance contestants". A.V. Club. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  9. ^ Daly, Sean (2013-03-12). "Why the soundtrack on ‘Scandal’ is more like a character". nypost.com. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Elizaveta's songs heard on Pretty Little Liars". Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Affair". Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Dragon Age: Inquisition Tavern Songs". pastemagazine. 
  13. ^ "Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Tavern Songs Released for Free Download". gamefront. 
  14. ^ "Award-winning role playing video game Dragon Age Inquisition". gamespot. 
  15. ^ "Призрак". kinopoisk. 
  16. ^ Kristen, Houser. "Interview with Elizaveta". LA Music Blog. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  17. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Elizaveta Biography". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  18. ^ "The House Bunny Soundtrack". IMDb. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  19. ^ "Ice Castles". 
  20. ^ The Piano Girl EP at AllMusic. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  21. ^ Intangible at AllMusic. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  22. ^ "Billboard Heatseekers Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 

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