XENIA AKEYNIKOVA was born in Budapest. She started her education at the age of 5 at the Gnessin Special Music School in Moscow attending the classes of Natalya Fikhtengoltz and later Tatyana Berkul. In 2002 she graduated from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in 2004 completed a post-graduate course at the same institution led by the outstanding violinist Prof. Eduard Grach.
At the age of 14 Xenia Akeynikova won 1st prize in the …Dvarionas… International Youth Competition (Lithuania). In 1996 she received an award at the Music Competition in Tunbridge Wells (UK) and in 1998 she won 1 prize and the Special Virtuoso Prize at the International Music Competition in Kloster Schonthal (Germany). In 2002 she received Silver Prize at the International Violin Competition …Yampolski… (Russia).
XENIA AKEYNIKOVA received scholarships from the International Charity Funds of Vladimir Spivakov (1994) and Nikolay Petrov (1998).
XENIA participated in some of the most prestigious European festivals and International Master Courses : Festival Semains Musicales de Tur France (2000), Switzerland Sion-Valais (2004), Keshet-Eilon Israel (2001-2002), Budva-Theatre, Kotor-Art Montenegro (2003, 2004, 2005), Planet Stars Russia (2002) and Russian Winter. Xenia also participated in …Days of Russian Culture… in Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia & Montenegro, Cyprus, China and Vietnam and represented the Russian Federation from UNESCO in Austria & Jordan.
Since 1993 Xenia has been successfully touring Austria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Macedonia, Mexico, Serbia & Montenegro, Switzerland, UK, Vietnam and Russia, performing on the most prestigious stages as a soloist as well as with outstanding musicians such as S. Mintz, V. Danchenko, R. Shnaider, F. Andreewski, Y. Kless, I. Hendel, V. Dudarova, E. Grach, V. Ponkin, A. Vedernikov, M. Gorenshtein, I. Golan, N. Petrov and V. Spivakov. Since 1997 Xenia has been a soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonic.
XENIA AKEYNIKOVA made numbers of records on TV, Radio and CD…s. Include TV& Radio of Russia, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Jordan and other… Directly translation from concerts in Moscow and Montenegro, live TV show in Japan «Dainei no nai Ongakukai». Also she had presentation on Cartier show “Caresse d’orchid?es” par Cartier in Tokyo.
She released CD…s and had records on …MOSFILM… Records, RMG Records, Flamingo Impex, Great Hall Records (Russia), Mel Bush Organization Ltd., Abbey Road Studio (UK).
The violinist’s diverse repertoire ranges from baroque and classical pieces to modern and jazz compositions. Xenia…s manner of performing combines technically brilliant freedom with brightness of interpretation, and is rooted in the traditions of the Russian Violin School.
XENIA is now ready to face new challenges in her life and will be combining classical, modern and original music to create a classical contemporary album.
MANAGEMENT: Mel Bush Organization Ltd. UK, Samon Promotion Japan, Moscow State Philharmonic.