Elena Rostropovich is a pianist who was born in Moscow, Russia. She left Russia with her parents, cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich and soprano Galina Vishnevskaya in 1974. She is an acclaimed musician and philanthropist whose work on behalf of the health and well-being of children in such diverse parts of the world as the post‑Soviet republics, the Middle East and Western Europe has gained wide recognition. Elena Rostropovich is a founder and president of Association Elena Rostropovich and president of Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Foundation (RVF). For more information about Elena Rostropovich, please visit Wikipedia page.