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 was studying with Dmitry Alexeev for a Master of Performance, supported by the Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Scholarship. In May 2012, Oxana was offered a Swiss Governmental Scholarship to continue her Masters studies at Haute École de Musique, Lausanne under the guidance of Jean-François Antonioli. Oxana has won First Prize in several competitions, including the prestigious Scottish International Piano Competition, the Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition and the International Balys Dvarionas Music Competition. Competition successes include also Third Prize in the Sendai International Music Competition in Japan (2007) with a special prize for the best interpretation of a 20th Century concerto, and Second Prize in the Almaty International Piano Competition in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan (2011). She was awarded Fourth Prize, the International Music Critic Prize and a Special Prize for the best interpretation of Busoni's work in the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy and Third Prize in the International China Shanghai Piano Competition in China (both in 2009). Oxana gave her first performance as a soloist with 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. Performances include Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.2 with the RCM Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins. She has also performed with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra and Pascal Verrot, the Latvian Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra and the NorlandsOperran Symphony Orchestra with Rumon Gamba. Highlights of recent seasons include appearances 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 such as Cadogan Hall, the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room, Draper's Hall, Victoria& Albert Museum, and St James’s Church Piccadilly. 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 worked with Delphian Records, releasing her debut recording in 2011, which includes works by Shostakovich, Mozart and Ravel: “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).