Eleonora Santo


Born in Palic/Yugoslavia, she had her first accordion lessons at the age of seven. She went to the music grammar school in Subotica/Yugoslavia and studied accordion in Trossingen/West Germany. Afterwards she studied music in Belgrad. While being a student she participated successfully in national and international accordion competitions and played in many concerts. Later she became a teacher at a music grammar school in Subotica and since 1981 she has worked at the "Musikschule Hannover". From 1983 to 1990 she was an assistant music educationalist at the Hannover Academy of Music and Theatre. In 198 6 she published an accordion school book for beginners. Since 1993 she is the leader of the "German accordion teacher association" in Lower Saxony. Because of her experiences as a musician and a teacher she is a frequent member of accordion competitions juries.