Sydney International Piano Competition (‘The Sydney’) has announced the return of 2016 finalist Oxana Shevchenko for two exclusive recitals in Melbourne and Sydney this April.
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 Shevchenko was one of the top six finalists at The Sydney and also won the prize for the best Piano Quintet. She is also a previous winner of the top prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition, International Premio Franz Liszt Competition and the Chappel Piano Competition.
In Sydney, Shevchenko will join with the Tinalley String Quartet to perform Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G minor Op.57 before performing solo works including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Tchaikovsky’s 18 Pieces Op.72 No.5 Méditation and Dumka Op.59.
Born in Kazakhstan, Shevchenko 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. Shevchenko has since performed with orchestras worldwide, including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Norrlands Operan Symphony Orchestra.
A keen chamber musician, in collaboration with French/German cellist Christoph Croisé, Shevchenko won the First Prize at the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Verona-Mantova in 2016.