Works by P.I.Chaikowsky and F. Chopin
P.I. Chaikowsky: April, May, September, October, November & December (from "The Seasons", Op. 37a)
F.Chopin: Fantaisie in F minor Op.49
F.Chopin: Berceuse in D flat Major Op. 57
F.Chopin: Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante in E-flat Major Op.22
The pianist Ksenia Dyachenko was born in Russia in 1981. She started to play piano when she was 6 years old and, as pupil of Children’s Music school, she won a lot of regional competitions and also she played many concerts as soloist and with Chamber orchestra of Volgograd (Russia). In 1996 she entered at the Arts College in Volgograd with Viktor Lesenko. In 1997 she obtained the 3rd Prize in the National Russian Piano Competition in Volsk.
In 2000 she continued her Studies at the “L.V. Sobinov” Conservatory of Music in Saratov with Asya Kireeva where she got the “Performer Diplom” with the maximum score and the qualification as performer-soloist, teacher of piano, accompanist and performer of chamber music. The same happened with her Postgraduate Course in the class of Alexander Rikel in 2007.
During her years of education, she was participating in many scientific conferences, writing articles about music, art, philosophy and culture. And also she was working as accompanist with singers, violinists and wood-wind instruments at the Saratov State Conservatory “L.V. Sobinov”.
In September 2014 she finished her study at the “Salvador Seguí” High Conservatory of Music in Castellón (Spain) by the italian pianist Brenno Ambrosini, receiving Diplom of “Piano Pedagogy". Also she was working during 4 years (2010-2014) as assistant of Brenno Ambrosini in the piano-skilling course at Alfred Schnittke Academy International in Hamburg (Germany), giving group lessons such as Musical literature, Comparing CD, Korrepetition, Piano duo and Piano technique.
In 2007 she won the Special Prize for Contemporary Music at the "IBLA GRAND PRIZE" International Piano Competition (Ragusa, Italia) and the 1st Prize at the 3rd National Competition for Professors in Volgograd. In March 2008 she got the Prize for the best «Accompanist» at the Volgograd Competition for violin. In the same year she performed a soloist in a Tour with the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Volgograd.
In 2009 she obtained the 1st Prize at the International Festival for Young Pianists in Sigüenza (Spain) and the 3rd Prize at the International Piano Competition “Antón García Abril” (Teruel, Spain). In 2010 she got the 3rd Prize at the International Piano Competition “Ciutat de Carlet” (Valencia, España), and she started her activity in Spain playing Recitals in towns like Valencia, Castellón, Zaragoza, Huesca, Teruel, Sigüenza.
In October 2010 she received unanimously the First Prize at the XIII “José Roca” International Piano Competition in Valencia, where her performance of the Concerto KV466 by Mozart in the big Hall of the Palau de la Música was applauded by public and critics. In 2011 she followed her career in Spain playing in Zaragoza, Teruel, Huesca, Gandia, Valencia (Palau de la Musica), always receiving very good critics in local and national newspapers. In the same year, she also started to perform in Germany (Hamburg) and to she gave Masterclasses as piano teacher at the Piano Course “Anton García Abril” in Spain.
Special mention and Prize for the «Best performer of Music of 20th Century” at the International Piano competition “Carl Filtch” (Sibiu, Romania. 2011), in August 2012 she got the 3rd Prize at the International “PanMusica” Piano competition in Vienna (Austria), continuing during all the year her activity with solo recitals in Spain, where she was invited by the prestigious “Juan March” Foundation (Madrid), and in Germany (Hamburg).
In February 2013 she offered recital Barcelona and in May 2013 an important recital of contemporary music in Valencia and Castellón (Spain) playing all the piano works by the Spanish composer Emilio Calandín. She continued to perform in Germany in cities like Hamburg (“Alfred Schnittke Academy International”) and Dortmund (“Internationales Konservatorium am Phoenixsee”).
During the season 2014-2015 she performed in November and in March in Belgrade, Serbia (Kuca Kralja Petra I) and in Siguenza, Spain (Auditorio “El Pósito”) in May; in September and November 2015 in Kolarac Concert Hall and in UK “Parobrod” (Belgrade, Serbia); in February 2016 at the Serbian Academy Science and Art. Also in May she offered recitals in Siguenza, Spain (Auditorio "El Pósito"), Piano duo concert in Grand Hall of Kolarac (Belgrade, Serbia) and in Summer 2016 she participated at the Music Festival «Bled» in Slovenija, at the Internationale Musiktage am Plauer See - Klaviertage Stuer & Woldzegarten (Ganzlin, Germany) and the «Sintonie Festival» at Fossacesia (Italy). The imminent projects are Recitals in Santander (Palacio de Festivales) and Dormund (Phoenix-See Piano Tage) in autumn.
From 2008 she is living in Belgrade (Serbia) and following her pedagogical activity, giving group, individual lessons and Masterclasses. She is preparing young pianists for the International piano competitions in Europe, where they were Prize winners in such a countries like Spain (Siguenza) and Italy (Roma, Torino, Trieste). From 2011 till 2014 she was Head of organizing committee of ASAI International piano competition in Hamburg (Germany).
As performer she owns a very big repertoire which include music from Baroque till 21st Century and different Piano Concertos and Chamber music.
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