Oxana Shevchenko plays the complete solo piano music by Igor Stravinsky.
From the Silver Age romanticism of the early Sonata in F sharp minor, through the Shrovetide peasant festivities of Petrushka and a clutch of Jazz Age miniatures to the neo-Bachian computations of the Sonata and Serenade in A, Stravinsky’s ever-changing preoccupations can be traced through his music for piano, his own instrument. Oxana Shevchenko is minutely attuned to the specific character of each piece – whether a simple character study for children or a glitteringly virtuosic tour de force – and brings her Russian heritage and training to this most cosmopolitan, yet ultimately most Russian, of composers.
Oxana’s first recording for Delphian came hot on the heels of her success at the Scottish International Piano Competition in 2012. A Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’, it was much lauded by critics universally. Her other competiton successes include First Prize at the International Premio Franz Liszt Competition, Italy (2015), First Prize and Gold Medal at the Chappell Medal competition at the Royal College of Music (2013) and First Prize at Sheepdrove Piano Competition, Newbury (2012), and Fifth Prize and the Chamber Music Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition, Australia (2016).