Semifinal Round I
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata in A Major, K.331 Thema: Andante grazioso, Var. 1-VI Menuetto-Trio-Menuetto Alia turca: Allegretto
Frederic Chopin Sonata No.3 in B Minor Op.58 Allegro maestoso Scherzo: Allegro vivace Largo Final: Presto non tanto
Semifinal Round II
Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op.32, No.12 Etude-Tableau in A Minor, Op.39, No.6 Sonata in B-flat Minor, Op.36 (revised edition) Allegro agitato Non allegro-Lento-Piu mosso Allegro molto-Poco meno mosso-Presto
Oxana Mikhailoff has developed a vast repertoire extending from baroque to modern day composers including solo works, chamber music and 29 piano concertos. This Russian-born American pianist was honored with the Second Prize at the 2nd Martha Argerich International Piano Competition in August 2003, after which she performed in the Martha Argerich festival in Buenos Aires’ world famous Teatro Colon and throughout Argentina. Ms. Mikhailoff graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 2003, receiving the prestigious Harold Bauer Award. Born in Vladimir, Russia into a family of professional musicians, Ms. Mikhailoff began studying piano at the age of five with her mother. By the age of eight, she had already won an international Young Artists Competition in Czechoslovakia, despite her being the competition’s youngest participant in the 8 to 16 age category. She attended the Central Music School for Gifted Children in Moscow and subsequently studied at the Moscow Conservatory under Professor Vladimir Krainyev and at the Manhattan School of Music with Professor Philip Kawin. She also studied with Maestro Vladimir Feltsman. Ms. Mikhailoff pursues an active performing career throughout Russia and Europe as a recitalist, concert soloist and chamber musician. Her United States debut took place at Music was part of my life from the day I was bom,maybe even before…..My very first gifi for my very first birthday, and I mean the day I was bom, my father gave me a recording of Chopin Waltzes. Every month from that day I received a recording of beutiful music that the whole family would listen to togeth er. Music is absolute magic to me. The fact that one can not fully explain the essence of it in words makes it even more precious and unique. To be able to comnunicate with people’s souls and hearts through this art makes me feel that I have a very special purpose in life. Carnegie Hall in 1999. In 2000 she returned there to play an all-Chopin recital on the 150th anniversary of the/” composer’s death. Most recently, Ms. Mikhailoff performed Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto in both Teatro Colon and for the season opening performance of the Greenwich Orchestra under Maestro David Gilbert. In addition to her success in the Martha Argerich Competition, Ms. Mikhailoff’s list of accomplishments includes prizes at the 2002 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, the Missouri International Piano Competition, New York City’s YWCA Competition, and the Yakov Flier International Piano Competition. Ms. Mikhailoff was also awarded prizes in the First International Rachmaninoff Competition in Moscow, the ARD Munich Competition in Germany, and the International Prokofiev Competition in Russia. Ms. Mikhailoff has also judged competitions, most recently judging the First International Steinway Society Piano Competition held in Boston in 2004. Ms. Mikhailoff’s concert and master-class schedule includes appearances throughout the United States, Europe and South America. She currently resides in the New York City area where she teaches a limited number of gifted students.