«This is the most exciting debut disc to come my way for some time… I look forward eagerly to her future releases».
- «Gramophone (Editor’s Choice)»
«Shevchenko was next with Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto. She has been, frankly, gobsmacking since the start, and was absolutely consistent in her delivery of the Prokofiev: total power, complete clarity of articulation and a phenomenal level of musicianship that is already world class».
- «The Herald»
«She has a flawless technique, a spontaneous refined musicality and an exceptional presence which gives her the ability to convey the most personal and convincing musical interpretations».
- Pascal Rogé
«...Oxana Shevchenko is a great discovery. Judging from this recital, she can do anything... I think we are watching the start of something wonderful».
- «FANFARE MAGAZINE»: Dave Saemann
Oxana Shevchenko is internationally recognized as a pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility.
She is equally in demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
In 2010 Oxana won the First Prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition.
Right after her triumph Oxana worked with Delphian Records on her debut recording, released in 2011, which includes works by Shostakovich, Mozart, Liszt, and Ravel.
Competition successes include:
First Prize at the International Premio Franz Liszt Competition, Italy (2015);
First Prize and Gold Medal at the Chappel Piano Competition, UK (2013);
First Prize at Sheepdrove Piano Competition, UK (2012);
Fourth Prize, the International Music Critic Prize and a Special Prize for the best interpretation of Busoni’s work at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy (2009);
Fifth Prize and the Chamber Music Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia (2016)
Third Prize at the Sendai International Music Competition in Japan (2007) with a special prize for the best interpretation of a 20th Century concerto;
Third Prize at the China International Piano Competition in Shanghai (2009)
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 symphony orchestras across the globe including:
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Radio Symphony Orchestra Pilsen
Orchestre National de Lorraine
Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
Norrlands Operan Symphony Orchestra
Filarmonica de Stat Transilvania
Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra
Panama State Symphony Orchestra
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra.
Oxana has worked with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Martyn Brabbins, Pascal Verrot, Koji Kawamoto, Rumon Gamba, Emmanuel Siffert, Tolepbergen Abdrashev, and Anatoly Levin.
Highlights of recent seasons include appearances at
Sydney Opera House
Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room
Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory
Hubei Theatre in Wuhan
Hong Kong City Hall
Sendai City Youth Cultural Centre
Teatro Colsubsidio de Bogotà
Teatro Nacional de Panamá
Glasgow City Halls
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 Shevchenko 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.
In 2016, in collaboration with French/German cellist Christoph Croisé, Oxana won the First Prize at the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Verona-Mantova (Italy).
In 2011, Oxana won the Best Accompanist Prize in the Tchaikovsky International Competition, performing with the winner of the competition, the Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan.
Background & Studies
Oxana Shevchenko was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan where she studied with Valentina Tartyshnaya.
She completed her bachelor degree with Tatiana Rakova at the Academic Music College and graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she studied piano with Elena Kuznetsova and Sergey Kuznetsov, chamber music with Tigran Alikhanov, and accompaniment with Irina Kirillova.
Oxana earned her Master's degree after studying with Dmitry Alexeev at the Royal College of Music (London, UK), and with Jean-François Antonioli at the Haute Ecole de Musique (Lausanne, Switzerland).
Oxana attended Corsi di Perfezionamento with Benedetto Lupo at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.