Back by popular demand, Russian pianist, Oxana Shevchenko will offer a programme that includes Beethoven’s ‘moonlight’ sonata and Chopin’s nocturne in C sharp minor. She might not use all 88 keys on the piano but will definitely come close.

Book Tickets: Oxana Shevchenko

This afternoon recital will take place at the Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel in Thornhill on Sunday 4 August at 2:30pm

After winning the Scottish International Piano Competition Shevchenko’s performances have achieved critical acclaim. She is recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility. Her talent has afforded her the opportunity to perform with symphony orchestras across the globe, including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, working alongside such eminent conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy and Martyn Brabbins.

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Highlights of recent seasons include appearances at Sydney Opera House, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room, Lucerne Festival, Sion Festival and the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory.

The critics are in total awe of this young virtuoso: “Total power, complete clarity of articulation and a phenomenal level of musicianship that is already world class.” ~ The Herald

Festival Director, Alex McQuiston told us: “It is a real pleasure to welcome back Oxana to Absolute Classics. Her rousing performances have been enjoyed by so many across our region, I am sure this will be equally fabulous!”

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Absolute Classics would like to take this opportunity to thank its patrons, partners, venues and supporters who help to make this possible. Special thanks go to BDS, Savills, The Holywood Trust, The Robertson Trust, DG Unlimited, Dumfries & Galloway Council and Blüthner Pianos.