Persuasive, idiomatic and commanding, the
playing of pianist Oksana Glouchko has brought a singular voice to the
great classics of the piano literature—from Bach and Mozart to Rachmaninov and
Ravel. Her virtuosity, scholarship and stage presence inform her performances,
whether as soloist, collaborative artist, chamber player or teacher.
A Russian-born Israeli, Dr,. Glouchko has
been a featured soloist at the Bloney Festival (Switzerland), Mozart Fest
(Malta) and International Festival and Institute at Round Top (USA). Recent
engagements include Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Chile Symphony
Orchestra, Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Rishon-Lezion Symphony
Orchestra and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody with the Carter Symphony Orchestra
of Tel Aviv.
Winner of the Claudio Arrau International
Competition in Chile, the National Competition of Russian Composers and the
Glinka National Piano Competition in Smolensk, she holds advanced degrees in
piano performance from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv
University and received the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance
from Stony Brook University. Additional honors include fellowships and grants
from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Colton Foundation and the
Buchman-Heyman Foundation. Her teachers have included Larisa Igoshina, Viktor
Derevianko, Natasha Tadson, Eteri Andjaparidze and Gil Kallish.
Glouchko is the full-time collaborative pianist and chamber music coach for
faculty and students at the University of Delaware, where she teaches courses
in piano literature, collaborative piano and chamber music. She has formerly
served as instructor for undergraduate piano performance at Stony Brook
University (2009-2012) and maintains an active private studio. In great
demand as a collaborator with singers, she held positions on the piano and
vocal coaching staffs of Israeli Opera, Opera Delaware, Indianapolis Opera, the
IVAI International Festival for Opera Singers, Musiktheater Bavaria (Germany),
Rollins College and Indiana Wesleyan University, and as an official pianist for
the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Dr. Glouchko is honored to hold the post of
director of music at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Wilmington, Delaware,
where she also serves as artistic director of its music series, Concerts at
St. Stephen’s. Recognized for raising awareness of hunger and food
insecurity, St. Stephen’s hosts one of the largest food pantries in the state
of Delaware. Planned with the same love that distinguishes this community of
service, under Dr. Glouchko’s leadership,Concerts at St. Stephen’s annually presents seven concerts of exceptional music representing
regional and international artists for the enjoyment and edification of the
city of Wilmington.