South West piano and classical music students are invited to attend this free open masterclass!
BREC and Sydney International Piano Competition are excited to welcome South West piano students to attend a 60 minute open workshop with internationally acclaimed pianist Oxana Shevchenko. All students from beginners to advanced pianists are welcome to observe the masterclass as two South West students will have the opportunity to play for Oxana and develop their performance skills through one on one tuition.
Oxana Shevchenko is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility and is equally in demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
In 2016 Oxana was one of the top six finalists at the Sydney International Piano Competition and also won the prize for the best Piano Quintet.
Born in Kazakhstan, Oxana gave her first performance as a soloist with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra at age of nine and made her Western debut in Vilnius with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Juozas Domarkas in 2004. Oxana has since performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Pilsen Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norrlands Operan Symphony Orchestra, and with conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy, Martyn Brabbins, Jacques Mercier, Pascal Verrot, Koji Kawamoto, Rumon Gamba and Tolepbergen Abdrashev.
A keen chamber musician, Oxana has collaborated with musicians such as the Kopelman Quartet, Brodsky Quartet, Ray Chen, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Alena Baeva, Christoph Croisé and Isabel Villanueva. In 2014, together with the Latvian violinist Jana Ozolina, Oxana received the Second Prize at the Sion International Duo Competition. The two artists starred in the movie “The Looser Takes It All” by the famous duo of musicians and comedians Igudesman & Joo.
Oxana made her debut recording with Delphian Records which was released in 2011, and included works by Shostakovich, Mozart, Liszt, and Ravel.
Are you an advanced piano student or AMEB Grade 6+?
Two South West students will be selected by Oxana to take part in a 30 minute session. If you are looking to work on your performance technique and feel comfortable performing in front of an audience of fellow students we’d love to here from you! But hurry applications close 5pm, 5th March 2019.
See the internationally acclaimed pianist Oxana Shevchenko perform live on stage Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 7pm. VIP tickets are also available which include a meet and greet with Oxana after her performance.