Elenlucia Pappalardo was born in Italy and began her studies at the Conservatory of Music Vincenzo Bellini in Palermo where she graduated in 1998 cum laude. She later studied with Michele Campanella at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, where she was awarded the Diploma of Merit and won scholarships from 1999 to 2002. She then continued her training at the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Andrew Ball and Gordon Fergus-Thompson, and was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Performance in 2006 and a Masters of Music in Advanced Performance in July 2007, both with distinction. The same year she was offered a Ruth Dyson Award to study Harpsichord and Fortepiano at the RCM from where she graduated in July 2009 with distinction.
While at the RCM, Elenlucia was selected as an Erasmus student to study at the Universität der Kunste in Berlin in 2003 and was awarded the Amadeus Fortepiano Prize in 2008 and the prestigious Kendall Taylor Beethoven Prize in 2006. Elenlucia was awarded the Nick Ferguson Piano Award and a scholarship from the Italian Cultural Association Il Circolo in 2005 and she was granted a full scholarship for the International Keyboard Institute and Festival at the Mannes College of Music in New York in 2006. She was also offered a bursary to participate in the Lake District Summer Music festival and performed as a soloist in the Late Night Schubertiade Concert.
Elenlucia has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the European Union Chamber Orchestra (with whom she premiered the piano concerto Makrya by A Gagliano, which was later recorded for Regent Records in London), the orchestra of the Palermo Conservatory of Music, the Contemporary Music Orchestra of Palermo, the Mediterranean Orchestra for Peace, both at the Politeama Garibaldi Theatre in Palermo and the Hussein Hall in Amman, Jordan, and the Dorking Philharmonic Orchestra.
Elenlucia has given many piano recitals overseas, such as at the Hotel de Ville in Brussels, the Wiener Saal at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Salle Cortot of the Ecole Normale in Paris and at the Mannes College in New York. Elenlucia’s concerts in London have included performances at St James’s Piccadilly, Regent Hall, Italian Cultural Institute, Italian Embassy, Anglo-Italian Society in Bedford, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Blenheim Music Circle, Steinway Hall, Norfolk House Music Room at the V&A Museum, Proms at St Jude's, Händel House, Whitchurch Purcellian Concerts in Dorset, Cheltenham Town Hall, House of Parliament, Goldsmith Hall and Royal Opera House. She is also the pianist of the Mediterranea Trio, with which she performs regularly in numerous venues around the UK.
In Italy she has performed at the Verdi Theatre in Pisa, the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Villa Rufolo and Ravello Cathedral for the Ravello Music Society, the Zeus Hall of the Agrigento Archaeological Museum, the Politeama Garibaldi Theatre of Palermo, the Foundation St Cecilia of Portogruaro, the Association Amici della Musica in Palermo and Trapani and for the Association Amici della Musica of Cefalù in a series of concerts for four hands on fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson and Jörg Demus.