Oxana Yablonskaya, piano
Oxana Yablonskaya burst upon American concert scene when she came to the United States from Russia in 1977 and made her first recital appearance to great acclaim at Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall. A sold-out Carnegie Hall concert soon followed and she has since taken her place among the major pianists of the world. She has concertizes in leading concert halls throughout the world, including the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Royal Albert Hall in London and the Concetgebouw in Amsterdam. Following her Canadian performance with the National Symphony with Rostropovich conducting, the critic of the Toronto Star said: "She played the Rachmaninoff Third as if it had been written for her".
Oxana Yablonskaya has performed in over thirty countries from the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and most Western countries to the Orient, India, Australia and New Zealand. While in Russia, she toured extensively throughout the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc countries while teaching at the Moscow Conservatory.
Oxana Yablonskaya is a winner of the Grand Prize in the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris, the First Prize in the Rio de Janeiro Competition and the Vienna Beethoven Competition.
In 1990 Oxana Yablonskaya returned to the Soviet Union where she gave concerts at the Great Hall in St. Petersburg as well as masterclasses and concerts in the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music. While maintaining a busy professional schedule, Oxana Yablonskaya is also a professor at The Juilliard School in New York City.
Recently, Oxana Yablonskaya has been joined by her son, cellist Dmitry Yablonsky, in a series of duo concerts to great public and critical acclaim. The New York Times called their fall 1990, Carnegie Hall debut "a vibrant dialogue". They performed together in many countries including Korea, Japan, France, Belgium and Russia.
S022572CD - Russian Cello (Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov)