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Victoria Mushkatkol (Piano)

Born: Odessa on the Black Sea, Russia

The Russian pianist, Victoria Mushkatkol, made her concert debut with the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of ten. After graduating from Kiev Music School for Gifted Children, she went on to study at the St Petersburg Conservatory with Professor Vladimir Nielsen, one of Russia's most eminent piano teachers, graduating from the Conservatory with the highest honours. After moving to the USA, she continued her education and received her Master of Music degree at University of Illinois

Victoria Mushkatkol soon established herself as an international performer, appearing in recitals and chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Pacific Asia. Equally at home performing for the Royal Family of Thailand in Bangkok or in Communist China, her travels have taken her to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Thailand and Brunei as well as to Spain, Czech Republic and Holland.

Victoria Mushkatkol has collaborated with eminent musicians such as the violinist Evgeny Bushkov, the cellists Karen Buranskas and André Emelianoff, the Leontovich, Veronika, and Amernet String Quartets. Public radio stations in California, Illinois and Michigan have broadcast her performances.

An internationally established teacher, Victoria Mushkatkol has taught at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Oberlin Conservatory. She has performed at, and taught in numerous summer festivals, including the Puigcerda International Festival in Spain, Festival Soesterberg in Netherlands, Taiwan Music Festival in Taipei, Hamptons' Pianofest in New York and Juilliard-in-Korea Summer Festival Casual Classics. She has also presented master-classes throughout the US, Europe and Asia. Mushkatkol has taught many talented students who have won national and international competitions, and who have gone on to study at the most prestigious music institutions, and have now become leading musicians of their generation. She currently resides in New York and is on the faculty of Juilliard’s Pre-College Division.

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Aryeh Oron (February 2007)

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