V BNDES International Piano Competition – 2016

Tribute to Lucia Branco and Camargo Guarnieri

November 30 - December 10, 2016

Sole sponsor
Daniel Ciobanu is the winner of V BNDES International Piano Competition of Rio de Janeiro.


World renown pianist, Professor Emeritus of Juilliard School of Music, Honorary Academician of the International Academy of the Arts at the United Nations, International Academy of the Arts in San Francisco and Independent Academy of Liberal Arts at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Recipient of Einstein Medal for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts, Oxana Yablonskaya is one of the most sought after Musicians and Pedagogues of our time. She became youngest ever to start teaching at the age of 17 at the famed Central Music School for Gifted Children in Moscow, continuing her career at the legendary Moscow Conservatory as Assistant Professor to Tatiana Nikolaeva for 10 years and from 1983 to 2008 teaching at the most prestigious art institution, Juilliard School of Music. Finally, she founded Oxana Yablonskaya Piano Institute in Italy, where she trained many top prize winners of International Piano Competitions.

Throughout her 60 years performing career, Yablonskaya performed in more than 40 countries as recitalist, soloist with the great number of prestigious symphony orchestras and prominent conductors such as Rozhdestvensky, Rostropovich, Svetlanov, Piero Gamba, Blumstedt, Kersies, Zhordania, Uri Maier, her son, renowned cellist /conductor Dmitry Yablonsky, just to name a few. She has many recordings of music by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Brahms, Glazunov, Khachaturyan, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Prokoffiev on such labels as Naxos, Bel Air, Melodiya, Classical records, Connoisseur Society.

Her recording of Schubert – Liszt on Connoisseur Society has won Grand Prix du Disque from a Budapest Liszt Society and became the Book of the Month Club Record.

Oxana Yablonskaya serves regularly as a Jury member in many International Piano Competitions such as Leeds, Grieg in Bergen, Beethoven in Bonn, Hamamatsu, Vlasenko in Brisbane, Liszt in Utrecht, Horowitz in Kiev, Iturbi in Valencia, etc.

Summarizing her life long experiences as Teacher and Performer, Oxana Yablonskaya wrote the autobiographical book “Small Hands. Theme and Variations”, where alongside her turbulent life as a Mother, Grandmother, avid dog lover and Musician, she gives priceless advise how to use small hands to help achieve the best results in the piano performing. The book was printed in Russian and English languages and is already very popular between young and adult pianists, students, amature music lovers, and non musicians alike.

Madame Yablonskaya continues active teaching and concert touring schedule performing all over the world.