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Xenia

Dr. Xenia began studying music at 6 years old. Her passion for violin and viola grew, and she decided to pursue a career in music. She completed her Bachelor of Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Professor Alice Waten. Upon graduating in 2012, she spent the summer of 2013 working intensely with Professor Boris Kuschnir. She furthered her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Professor György Pauk, achieving her Master of Arts degree. In 2020, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of California, Los Angeles under the guidance of Professors Movses Pogossian, Guillaume Sutre and Varty Manouelian. Between 2016 and 2019, Dr. Xenia was a teaching fellow for the String Department within the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Aside from her studies, in 2019, Dr. Xenia released her debut album under SHEVA Contemporary. It includes works by Édith de Chizy, David Paterson, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Peter Sculthorpe, Rodion Shchedrin, and Eugène Ysaÿe. She is also featured on Yalil Guerra’s 2020 album Renacimiento, performing “La Magia de Tus Ojos”. She has been frequently aired live on the radio in various countries.

Dr. Xenia has also performed as soloist and recitalist in various venues across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the U.S., and China. The venues she performed at include the Horncastle Arena, Sydney Opera House, Shanghai Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, Boston Court Performing Arts Centre, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She also frequently performs with major ensembles and concert series around LA, including the Dilijan Chamber Music Series, MEC (Monday Evening Concerts), Cracow Duo, and Synchromy. She was part of “Inside the Gearbox: John Adams @ 70”, and most recently, she presented Kaija Saariaho’s Frises in a conference at UCSB hosted by AWMAT (Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology). In addition, Xenia has partaken in outreach tours spanning both regional NSW in Australia and regional Washington State in the US.

Dr. Xenia now has open availability to teach violin and viola in the Greater Los Angeles area. Contact us to schedule an introductory lesson!