Shevchenko, Oxana

SHEVCHENKO, Oxana

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Pianist Oxana Shevchenko was born in Kazakhstan and graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she studied piano with Elena Kuznetsova and Sergey Kuznetsov, and chamber music with Tigran Alikhanov. Oxana recently completed her studies at the Royal College of Music where she studied for a Master of Performance with Dmitry Alexeev. She has continued her studies at Haute École de Musique, Lausanne under the guidance of Jean-François Antonioli.

Oxana has won 1st Prize in competitions, including the Scottish International Piano Competition, the Sheepdrove Piano Competition, and the International Balys Dvarionas Music Competition. Other competition successes include 3rd Prize in the Sendai International Music Competition, special prize for the best interpretation of a 20th Century concerto, 2nd Prize in the Almaty International Piano Competition, 4th Prize, the Music Critic Prize and a Special Prize for the best interpretation of Busoni’s work in the Busoni International Piano Competition and 3rd Prize in the International China Shanghai Piano Competition.

Oxana gave her first performance with orchestra at age of nine. Thereafter she has performed with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the RCM Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Latvian Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, and the Norlands Operran Symphony Orchestra.

Recently she has performed at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Hubei Theatre in Wuhan, Hong Kong City Hall, Teatro Colsubsidio de Bogota, Teatro Nacional de Panama, Norlands Operran, Glasgow City Halls, and numerous venues across London. A keen chamber musician, Oxana has collaborated with musicians such as the Kopelman Quartet, Brodsky Quartet, Tatjana Mazurenko, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Galina Skobeleva, Dmitry Volkov, and Joo Yeon Sir. In 2011, Oxana won the Best Accompanist Prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition, performing with the winner of the competition, Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan.

Oxana released her debut recording in 2011, which includes works by Shostakovich, Mozart and Ravel.

OXANA SHEVCHENKO  
PRELIMINARY ROUND ONE  
Franz Josef Haydn Andante with Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6
Igor Stravinsky Trois mouvements de Petrouchka
  Danse Russe
  Chez Petrouchka
  La semaine grasse
PRELIMINARY ROUND TWO  
Johann Sebastian Bach/Busoni Chorale Prelude,  Ich rufe zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
Ferruccio Busoni  
  Toccata
Johannes Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, op. 24
SEMI-FINAL ROUND  
Franz Schubert Sonata in C Minor, D. 958
  Allegro
  Adagio
  Menuetto – Allegro
Maurice Ravel from Miroirs
  Oiseaux tristes                                                                                                         
  Alborada del gracioso
  Vallee des cloches 
Maurice Ravel La valse
FINAL ROUND Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 16
Sergei Prokofiev