Violin – Classical (Private, Semi-Private, Group)
Language(s) Spoken: Russian, English
Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music
Ksenia Rozhdestvenskaya shares a heritage with some of the world’s most brilliant composers and artist musicians. She was born in Vladivostok, Russia. Her parents were engineers, and while they were unable to provide a home environment of music, Ksenia took it upon herself to pursue a career in music and in particular, the violin. Her early years on the violin started when she was six years old, supported by her mother’s encouragement. By the time Ksenia was fourteen years old, she had already made up her mind to become a professional musician, and the serious dedication and discipline of practicing began with as much as ten hours practice per day. At age 17, she travelled to Moscow, where she was accepted at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music. This led to many auditions, wherein Ksenia was awarded positions in the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, Moscovia Chamber Orchestra, the Yuri Bashmet Youth Orchestra, and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
Competitions and Festivals include the Grand Prix Award, “The Young Violinist,” Vladivostok; 1st place in the “Nadegda,” Krasnoyarsk Festival Competition; 1st place in the “Art of the 21st Century” International COmpetition, Kiev-Vorzel, Ukraine; participation in the USSR Q.E.D. Grach International Music Festival in Seoul, South Korea; and the International Music Festival Summer University of Music, Rhodes, Greece. Teachers include Vasileva, Kalman, Balashova, and, Koshvanets. Ksenia’s virtuoso repertoire includes Paganini (Campanella Variations on the Salt-string on the subject of Moses), Rachmaninov, Manuel de Falla, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Prokofiev, etc.
For the past three years, Ms. Rozhdestvenskaya has enjoyed the opportunity of performing as a soloist and orchestra section player in the United States, and she now resides in Los Angeles, California. She is currently free-lancing with local orchestras and chamber orchestras, in addition to working as a Professional Youth Orchestra Coach for and as the Assistant to the Music Director for the Westside Youth Orchestra.