Xenia Deviatkina-Loh


“Superb playing and a moving interpretation” Limelight magazine.

Xenia has performed with many of the orchestras around Australia and New Zealand including the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a recitalist in various venues across Australia, China, the UK, and the US, chiefly among those, Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai, London, and Los Angeles. The venues she performed at include the Horncastle Arena, Sydney Opera House, Shanghai Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, Boston Court Performing Arts Centre, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In addition, Xenia has worked with and or played in events of great composers like John Adams – inside the (G)gearbox 2017, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and John Corigliano. She also frequently performs with major ensembles and concert series around LA, including the Dilijan Chamber Music Series, MEC (Monday Evening Concerts), Cracow Duo, and Synchromy. Most recently, Xenia presented Kaija Saariaho’s Frises in a conference at UCSB, which was hosted by AWMAT (Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology). Furthermore, Xenia has partaken in outreach tours spanning both regional NSW in Australia and regional Washington State in the US.

She has been frequently aired live on 3MBS FM, ABC radio, Radio New Zealand, Shanghai People’s Radio Station Classical 94.7, KUSC, and Classical KING FM. She was the 2009 winner of the Gisborne International Music Competition. She was also a prizewinner of the Royal Academy of Music Violin Concerto Competition, and the winner of the Atwater Kent Concerto Competition. Furthermore, she was a part of the 2015 Atlantic Music Festival (AMF), and the 2015 Lucerne Festival Academy. Earlier in the summer of 2018, she was a fellow at the 2018 SICPP (Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice) which was held at the New England Conservatory in Boston, and the 2018 NMFS (New Music for Strings) which was held in Aarhus and Copenhagen in Denmark.

Xenia has had masterclasses with Emerson String Quartet, Den Danske Strygekvartet (the Danish String Quartet), The Brentano String Quartet, Trio Dali, Cassatt Quartet, Danel Quartet, Attacca Quartet, Pamela Frank, John Corigliano, Richard O’Neill, Tasmin Little, Lina Bahn, Oleh Krysa, Charles Castleman, Kolja Blacher, Julian Rachlin, Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, Renaud Capuçon, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mari Kimura, Felix Andrievsky, and Edward Dusinberre (Takács Quartet).

Xenia completed her Bachelors of Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Professor Alice Waten, Upon graduating in 2012, she spent the summer of 2013 working intensely with Professor Boris Kuschnir. She furthered her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Professor György Pauk, achieving her Master of Arts degree. In 2016, she completed her Master of Music degree at the University of California, Los Angeles under the guidance of Professors Movses Pogossian, Guillaume Sutre, and Varty Manouelian. She is currently completing her doctorate studies at UCLA. Additionally, Xenia is a teaching fellow for the String Department within the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Xenia was supported by the Tait Memorial Trust – The Thornton Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, Woolf Mernick, and Margot MacGibbon during her studies in London. She is supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fund, Friends of Strings Award, and Greenschlpoon, and the Edna and Yu Shan Han Foundation for her current studies at UCLA.

Xenia is project to release her debut album in early 2019, under SHEVA Collection. It will include works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Peter Sculthorpe, Eugène Ysaÿe, Rodion Shchedrin, Edith de Chizy, and David Paterson.