Russian-born pianist Oksana Ezhokina appears frequently as guest recitalist and chamber musician on concert series across the United States and abroad. She has soloed with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Russia, Washington - Idaho Symphony and University of Washington Symphony Orchestra, and performed in venues such as the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Benaroya Hall, Davies Orchestra Hall and Klassik Keyifler Festival in Turkey. Upcoming engagements include soloing with the Tacoma Symphony in Bartok's Third Piano Concerto in the fall 2013. Her recent premier performances include works by Marilyn Shrude, Laura Kaminsky, Wayne Horvitz and Bern Herbolsheimer. She has been featured on multiple live radio broadcasts on such stations as WFMT-Chiciago, KUOW and KING FM in Seattle, and Maine Public Radio. Her recent collaborations have included concerts with the Seattle Chamber Players, Avalon String Quartet, violinist Ian Swensen and cellists Johannes Moser and Anthony Elliott, among others.
Oksana Ezhokina was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the Stony Brook University in 2004. She is the pianist of the Volta Piano Trio (formerly the Icicle Creek Piano Trio), whose recordings for Con Brio label received accolades in multiple international music magazines, such as The Strad, Gramophone and American Record Guide. A sought-after teacher, she currently serves as Chair of Piano Studies at Pacific Lutheran University and is in demand as an adjudicator and master class teacher. Additionally, she is an Artistic Director of several flagship classical music programs at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, including the International Chamber Music Festival and Institute.
Oksana Ezhokina photo by Keith Brofsky