Born in Moscow, Ms. Ksenia Zhuleva started her music education at the age of seven. She graduated with honors from Academic Music College, (associated with the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory) where she was the recipient of the prestigious E. Bystritskaya International Scholarship for the most promising and outstanding young musicians. Ms. Zhulevawas also the recipient of “The Premiere” Ensemble of Soloists Scholarship. In 2003, Ms. Zhuleva entered the Moscow State Conservatory as a student of Professor Alexandr Bobrovsky. Upon the same year, she was accepted as a member of the Russian National Orchestra (RNO) under Mikhail Pletnev. As a member of the RNO over the next seven years, she participated in many recordings on several prestigious recording labels, including Deutsche Grammophon and Pentatone.
Also in 2003, Ms. Zhuleva was appointed as the violist of the Rusquartet, a professional STRING quartet under the Tutelage of Dmitry Shebalin (from the Borodin String Quartet). For the next seven years Ms. Zhuleva toured with the quartet throughout Russia, Europe and Canada. During that period, the Rusquartet was awarded honorary diplomas and certificates of excellence. Ms. Zhuleva has won numerous competitions in Europe, including the International Quartet Competition held in honor of Shostakovich’s 100th anniversary in Rheinsberg, Germany in 2006 and the prestigious Shostakovich International Quartet Competition in Moscow in 2008.
Before graduating with high honors from the Moscow Conservatory in 2008, Ms. Zhuleva performed in major concert venues in Moscow, such as the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, as well as in Germany, Italy, France and Canada both as a Soloist and as a member of the Rusquartet. Ms. Zhuleva is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music Arts degree at the University of Texas -Butler School of Music where she is a student of Professor Roger Myers. Given her promising talents, Ms. Zhuleva has also been selected as an Artist Fellow in Residence by the Classical Artists Development Foundation.
- Sunday, April 29th at 4:00 pm – FREE CONCERT featuring violist Ksenia Zhuleva with Austin Balcones Orchestra performing Weber: Andante and Hungarian Rondo at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection – 2200 Justin Lane, Austin, TX 78757. Pictures are available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/classicalartistsdevelopmentfoundation/sets/72157629930285685/.
- Monday, April 16th at 7:30 pm – FREE CONCERT featuring violist Ksenia Zhuleva’s DMA recital at the UT Butler School of Music – Jessen Auditorium – University Ave. and W 21st St., Austin, TX, 78751- (405) 124-1471. Pictures can be viewed at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/classicalartistsdevelopmentfoundation/sets/72157629565951284/. Video of the encore performance can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/XnVDpyOLYcA