Sendai International Music Competition




Oxana YABLONSKAYA (U.S.A. / Israel)

Jury Member, Piano Section

World renown pianist, Professor Emeritus of Juilliard School of Music, Honorable Academician of the International Academy of the Arts at the United Nations, International Academy of the Arts in San Francisco and Independent Academy of Liberal Arts at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Recipient of Einstein Medal for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts, Dr.Oxana Yablonskaya is one of the most sought after Musicians and Pedagogues of our time.

She became the youngest ever to start teaching at the age of 17 at the famed Central Music School for Gifted Children in Moscow, continuing her career at the legendary Moscow Conservatory as Assistant Professor to Tatiana Nikolaeva for 10 years and from 1983 to 2008 teaching at the most prestigious Art institution, the Juilliard School of Music. Finally, she founded Oxana Yablonskaya Piano Institute in Italy, where she trained many top prize winners of International Piano Competitions.

Throughout her 57 years performing career, Mme. Yablonskaya performed in more than 40 countries as recitalist, soloist with the great number of prestigious symphony orchestras and prominent conductors such as Rozhdestvensky, Rostropovich, Svetlanov, Piero Gamba, Blumstedt, Kersies, Zhordania, Uri Maier, just to name a few. She has many recordings of music by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Brahms, Glazunov, Khachaturian, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Prokoffiev on such labels as Naxos, Bel Air, Melodiya, Classical records, Connoisseur Society.
Her recording of Schubert – Liszt on Connoisseur Society has won Grand Prix du Disque from a Budapest Liszt Society and became the Record of the Month Club.

Summarizing her life long experiences as Teacher and Performer, Oxana Yablonskaya wrote autobiographical book “Small Hands. Theme and Variations”, where alongside her turbulent life as a Mother, Grandmother, avid dog lover and Musician, she gives priceless advice how to use small hands to help achieve the best results in the piano performing. The book was printed in Russian and English languages and is already very popular between young and adult pianists, students, amateur music lovers, and non musicians alike. Soon the book will be translated into Chinese language in Taiwan. In 2014 Oxana Yablonskaya and her husband made alia to Israel and from November 2016 Dr.Yablonskaya is teaching at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Madame Yablonskaya continues active concert touring performing in Israel, United States, Europe and East Asia.