Oxana Shevchenko

Oxana Shevchenko: Winner of the 2010 Scottish International Piano Competition

On the nineteenth of September 2010, an excited audience in Glasgow’s City Halls saw the emergence of a young, 23-year-old pianist from Kazakhstan, who had already won the International Music Critic Prize at the 2009 Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition. Oxana Shevchenko showed an amazing command of rhythmic ability and fine pianistic exuberance in her performance. She performed the Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto in the finals.

Just three days after her triumph in the concerto final, Shevchenko returned to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the setting of the first two rounds of the competition, to record a varied recital program as part of her first prize. Her chosen program for the recording represents some of the highlights of her competition repertoire, and showcases the remarkable musical and pianistic qualities that she demonstrated during the competition.

Here are the tracks of this new recording:


  • Fantasy on themes from the Marriage of Figaro, arranged Busoni


  • Allegro in B flat major (“Sophie and Constanze”), K400


  • Snapshots Thea Musgrave

La Valse

  • Oiseaux tristes (Miroirs No. 2)
  • Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs No. 4)
  • La Vallee des Cloches (Miroirs No. 5)


  • Prelude & Fugue for piano, Op. 87 No. 12 in G sharp minor
  • Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 1 in C major
  • Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 2 in A minor
  • Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 5 in D major
  • Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 7 in A major
  • Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 20 in C minor
  • Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 24 in D minor

And here is just one Press review:
“The results were announced following a tremendous, all-afternoon concert in which each pianist performed a concert…. 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

Here is Oxana Shevchenko in a performance of Ravel’s “La Valse”

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