Oxana Shevchenko was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan where she studied with Valentina Tartyshnaya.
She completed her bachelor degree with Tatiana Rakova at the Academic Music College and graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she studied piano with Elena Kuznetsova and Sergey Kuznetsov.
Oxana earned her Master’s degree after studying with Dmitry Alexeev at the Royal College of Music (London, UK), Jean-François Antonioli at the Haute Ecole de Musique (Lausanne, Switzerland). Oxana attended Corsi di Perfezionamento at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome where she studied with Benedetto Lupo.
In 2010 Oxana won the First Prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition. Right after her triumph Oxana worked with Delphian Records on her debut recording, released in 2011, which includes works by Shostakovich, Mozart, Liszt, 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)
Oxana’s competition successes include: First Prize at the Luciano Luciani International Piano Competition, Italy (2020), First Prize at the Orbetello International Piano Competition, Italy (2017), First Prize at the International Premio Franz Liszt Competition, Italy (2015);
First Prize and Gold Medal at the Chappell Piano Competition, UK (2013); First Prize at Sheepdrove Piano Competition, UK (2012); Fourth Prize, the International Music Critic Prize and a Special Prize for the best interpretation of Busoni’s work at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy (2009); Fifth Prize and the Chamber Music Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia (2016); Third Prize at the Sendai International Music Competition in Japan (2007) with a special prize for the best interpretation of a 20th Century concerto; Third Prize at the China International Piano Competition in Shanghai (2009)
Oxana gave her first performance as a soloist with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra at the age of nine. Oxana has since performed with symphony orchestras across the globe including: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, UK; Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australia; Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Switzerland; Symphoniker Hamburg, Germany; Radio Symphony Orchestra Pilsen, Czech Republic; Orchestre National de Lorraine, France; Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan; Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra, Sweden and many more.
Oxana has worked with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Martyn Brabbins, Ronald Corp, Pascal Verrot, Koji Kawamoto, Rumon Gamba. Highlights of recent seasons include appearances at Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Center, Southbank center: Royal Festival Hall, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Wigmore Hall, Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, Tonhalle, Zurich, Lucerne Festival, Istanbul Festival, Palermo Classica, Teatro Colsubsidio Bogotà. A keen chamber musician, Oxana has collaborated with musicians such as the Kopelman Quartet, Brodsky Quartet, Pavel Vernikov, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cristoph Croisè, Ray Chen, Isabel Villanueva, Emre Engin, Alena Baeva.