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Ksenia Belenko – Violin
Music Aspirations and Background Introduction.

Performing and teaching violin has been the joyful purpose of Ksenia’s life and also her professional aspiration. She started to play violin at 4years old and later undertook to complete with honour three different higher education levels, focusing on music education.
They are:
• Luhansk Regional College of Culture and Arts (2003-2007 Junior Specialist of Music Arts),
• Kharkiv State Kotlyarevsky University of Arts (2007-2011 Bachelor of Music Arts)
• Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music (2011-2012 Specialist of Music Arts).

During the years of her studies and after graduation she was able to perform both solo and with orchestras, in many countries worldwide. Recently in Switzerland she participated in the "Classics on the Streets" festival in Switzerland and in the Chamber ensemble “Duo Classic” (violin and piano). Ksenia previously performed in concerts of the classic, romantic and 20th century composers music:
• Ukraine (1st Violin Player in Luhansk State Philharmonic Orchestra)
• 1st Violin Player in“Serenada Chamber Orchestra”- Performing in city concerts in Ukraine, Russia and Austria.

In 2010 and 2015 Ksenia performed as a soloist in India, and finally in Australia. Her playing experience has been constantly growing and improving through permanent participation in master classes, symphony and opera orchestras, as well as through teaching violin for private students and interns at the conservatories.

At present in Australia, Ksenia is actively performing within various orchestras and ensembles, such as “Trio Classic”
(October 2014, Solo Concert at Richmond United Church) The “Fraternita di Solisti” Chamber Orchestra, The “Melbourne Musicians Chamber Orchestra”, The “Melbourne Opera”, Duo with pianist and composer Honorary Artist of Russia Anatoly Dokumentov.