County: Pierce County
GAP Award 2012
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Russian-born pianist Oksana Ezhokina appears frequently on concert series across the United States and abroad. She has soloed with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and performed at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Benaroya Hall, Davies Orchestra Hall and Klassik Keyifler Festival in Turkey. She has premiered works by Marilyn Shrude, Laura Kaminsky, Wayne Horvitz, Bern Herbolsheimer and has been featured on multiple live radio broadcasts on WFMT-Chiciago, KUOW and KING FM in Seattle, and Maine Public Radio. She is the pianist of the Volta Piano Trio (formerly the Icicle Creek Piano Trio), whose recordings for Con Brio label received accolades in The Strad, Gramophone, and American Record Guide. She currently serves as the Chair of Piano Studies at PLU. In addition, she is the Artistic Director of several flagship classical music programs at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.
Oksana received a 2012 GAP to support a special opening night concert to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Icicle Creek International Chamber Music Festival & Institute. The funds will help to premiere a new composition by a notable regional composer, to involve additional guest artists, and subsidize the time to create and organize a new opening night concert. The Festival allows students to perform alongside esteemed faculty, offers low or no cost outreach performances in schools and senior centers, and creates social and celebratory moments.
Volta Piano Trio, 2010. photo: Keith Brofsky.