Saturday, July 15, 2023

Aleksandra Deshevaia | 1st Prize | Piano | 10th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


Aleksandra  started learning piano at the age of 4 with Svetlana Izmailova, alumna of the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia. At 6 Aleksandra was enrolled in Saint Petersburg State Music School and continued to receive piano lessons along with music theory and music theater classes under the supervision of the same 

teacher. At 7 she won the First Prize of the All-Russian Children’s Piano Competition named after Shostakovich, which is held annually and judged by professors of the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, including honored jury member, conductor Maxim Shostakovich.

In 2020 Aleksandra participated in several projects of ”Music Salon Y.F. Abaza” in Saint Petersburg, organized by pianist Fedor Abaza, a descendant of Y.F. Abaza, the co-founder of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. In 2020-2021 Aleksandra won the First Prize and Grand Prix at Clavis International Piano Competition held in Fussen (Germany) and Saint Petersburg. As a First Prize winner of the 2021 Suzanne Culley International Piano Competition, Aleksandra was invited to participate in The Global Artists Debut Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York that took place on June 29th, 2022.

Since 2022 Aleksandra has been a student of the Frost Prep Advanced Piano Program at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, under the guidance of Dr. Luca Cubisino.

Aleksandra has recently won the First Prize at the MMTF Pat Simpson Concerto Competition and the Runner-up Prize at the GMYS Concerto Competition, making her debut with the Greater Miami Youth Symphony with the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K.414 on March 11th, 2023. 

1- Fantaisie- Impromptu in C- sharp minor, Op.posth.66. Frederic Chopin. 4 min 44 sec 

2-  Etude en douze exercices in B-flat minor, S.136/12, Franz Liszt. 2 min 02 sec

3- Variations on a Russian Folk Song ""Among the Gentle Valleys"", Mikhail Glinka. 2 min 27 sec