“KSENIIA PERFORMS WITH A UNIQUE FIERY ENERGY,
INTELLIGENCE OF INTERPRETATION, IMAGINATIVE
EXPRESSION AND ABSOLUTE TECHNICAL CONTROL…”

Kelly Tang
Singapore Cultural Medallion

About

Hailed as a performer with an “artistry of the highest order” by the Straits Times and “maturity of musicianship and virtuosity” by the Pianomania, Kseniia Vokhmianina has gained critical and audience attention as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.

Kseniia’s latest performances have brought her to prominent international venues including Steinway Gallery, Victoria Concert Hall, Esplanade Recital Studio (Singapore), Concert Hall of Ho Chi Minh City National Conservatory of Music (Vietnam), Seoul Arts Centre (South Korea), the Auditorium Olivier Messiaen (France), Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie (Belgium), Hervormde Kerk – Den Hoorn, Texel (Netherlands), Grosser Saal in Einsiedeln Abbey (Switzerland), Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig (Germany), Aralık Cumartesi saat İstanbul (Turkey), Yunduan-Tianfu Music Hall (China), Zunftsaal Zürich (Switzerland), Bösendorfer Loft Philharmonic Moscow (Russia), Guarnerius Concert Hall (Serbia).

At the age of 18, Kseniia was awarded the Lee Foundation Scholarship and the Tuition Grant from the Ministry of Education of Singapore to attain the Diploma in Music Performance course at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore) under the tutelage of a distinguished pianist and professor Boris Kraljevic. Ms Vokhmianina was granted the diploma as the “Best Graduate” in 2008, and became a recipient of the prestigious degree scholarship to pursue Bachelor of Music (Hons) at the Royal College of Music in London (UK). Upon successful completion of the degree course, she was awarded the “Best Graduate (Degree)” and the “Embassy of Peru” awards. In 2015 Ms Vokhmianina completed her Masters in Music with distinction at the Kharkiv National Pedagogical University in Ukraine. In the same year, Kseniia was also nominated as an “Outstanding Alumni” for School of Music at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Further studies took Kseniia to the Zurich University of the Arts (Switzerland), where she obtained the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Classical Music Performance in class of a renowned pianist, Prof. Konstantin Scherbakov.

Kseniia Vokhmianina began her music training at a very young age. She graduated from the Kharkiv Specialised Secondary Music School (Ukraine) in the class of Elena Kolesnikova with the highest distinction. Her many competition successes include the 1st Prize and Special Prize for “The Best Performer from Eastern Europe” at the International Competition “Citta di Barletta” in Italy; the 1st Prize at the IX International Piano Competition in Serbia; the 3rd prize at Singapore National Piano and Violin Competition; “Golden Piano” prize at the International Forum of Pianists in Sanok (Poland); Silver prize at 4th ASEAN Chopin Piano Competition (Malaysia); the 2nd Prize in “Russian Piano” category at Sydney Eisteddfod (Australia); the 1st Prize (Artist category) at Medan International Piano Competition (Indonesia, 2015) and two awards (including “Prix du Barreau du Val D’oise”) at the Piano Campus International Piano Competition (France, 2015). She was recently awarded the top prize in her category as well as two special prizes, including “for the best musical performance” at the “Clavis Bavaria 2020” International Piano Competition.

Ms. Vokhmianina made her debut as a concerto soloist at the age of eight with Belgorod Chamber Orchestra (Russia), performing J.S. Bach’s Piano Concerto in f minor. Consequently, Kseniia performed with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Symphony Orchestra, Festival Symphony Orchestra (Singapore), Kharkiv Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine), Kaunas Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Lithuania), Sichuan Symphony Orchestra (China) and Murmansk Philharmonic Orchestra (Russia).

Kseniia has been a guest artist in several international music festivals “Days of Music” (Montenegro),“E. Grieg-M. Ciurlionis” (Lithuania), “Convivium Musicum” (Serbia), “George Town Festival” (Malaysia), “International Piano Festival” (Vietnam), and “International Holland Music Sessions” (Netherlands), 65th Pablo Casals Festival (France), which were warmly received by both, audience and music critics. Her solo recital at the Singapore International Festival of Music in 2016 “was a testament to exceptional teaching and artistry of the highest order…beginning with the First Book of Preludes by Claude Debussy, she revealed a wide range of colours, shades and nuances.” Ms Vokhmianina’s special empathy for Frederic Chopin led Singaporean critic Chang Tou Liang to muse that “the aristocratic mien was maintained through the entire piece” (Fantasy Op. 49). There was no shortage of passion and pyrotechnics, and the central chorale was deeply felt, with a velvety touch that was hard to ignore”.

Being a versatile collaborative pianist, Ms. Vokhmianina performs regular recitals and concert tours with Maria Gessler (soprano, Switzerland), Gleb Stepanov (cello, Russia), Roberto Alvarez (flute, Spain), Ani Umedyan (violin, Armenia), Filip Tomic (cello, Serbia), and many others. Her love of musical collaboration has influenced Kseniia to begin “By Candlelight” chamber music series with the support of the Arts House Singapore, where she has been in her role of both programme curator and performer since 2017.

Alongside her international performing career, Ms Vokhmianina is a full-time Music Faculty member of the School of The Arts (SOTA) in Singapore since 2014. She is working closely with instrumentalists and vocalists, and performing with students, faculty members and visiting artists in numerous recitals. Kseniia also conducts performance classes and teaches lectures on various topics at the Music Faculty. Throughout her years in Singapore, Kseniia has been teaching at local music schools, giving private piano lessons as well as open masterclasses. Being a passionate and committed teacher, Kseniia’s students have won international competitions and succeeded at music exams programmes. Ms Vokhmianina is the President of the World Piano Teachers Association (Singapore affiliate) since 2018.

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“Convivium Musicum”

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International Festival of Chamber Music 2016.
(17 March 2016)

“Pianofortephilia”

§ Chang, Tou Liang.
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Lieder in tune with love’s ups and downs
@ Esplanade Recital Studio
(10 January 2015)

“Pianofortephilia”

§ Chang, Tou Liang.
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Duo Extravaganza Recital @ Steinway Gallery
(29 April 2013)

“Pianofortephilia”

§ Chang, Tou Liang.
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Children of Music for Children of Japan @ Esplanade Recital Studio
(23 May 2011)

“Pianofortephilia”

§ Chang, Tou Liang.
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Flute and Piano Recital @ Steinway Gallery
(14 Jan 2012)

“Pianofortephilia”

§ Chang, Tou Liang.
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NAFA Mentorship Piano Recital @Steinway Gallery
(16 Oct 2011)

“Pianofortephilia”

§ Chang, Tou Liang.
Music review.
Piano Recital @Steinway Gallery Singapore
(15 May 2011)