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Oksana Pavlova (Оксана Павлова) is a Ukrainian professional pianist, also model, refugee currently in Barcelona due to the war in her country.

Born and raised in Vinnytsia, Oksana studied music between 2013 and 2017 at the Vinnytsia Faculty of Cultural Arts, MD Leontovych. After graduating from the university in Vinnytsia, she was accepted at the Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Academy of Music, in Lviv, where she obtained a postgraduate degree in piano performance. There she became a master’s student of József Örmény, known as one of the most prestigious pianists in Ukraine.

Oksana attended numerous concerts as a pianist and several national and international piano master classes taught by highly regarded piano teachers, including Yuriy Kot, Marta Andrushchak, Antonii Baryshevsky, Lily Dorfman, Dmytro Sukhovienko in Ochsenhausen-Germany, Daniele Petralia in Rome and Guiseppe Devastato in Naples.

In 2019, he received a special invitation from Riverside Studios in Cologne, Germany, and successfully recorded compositions by Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. Oksana won several international piano competitions throughout her studies. Most recently, he received first place at the International Music Competition for Young Soloists in New York, USA, a silver medal at the Caneres International Music Competition in Vienna, Austria, and a gold medal at the International Music Competition of Grand Maestro Music in Toronto, Canada.

Since the war broke out in Ukraine in 2022, he has had to leave his country. During her stay in Europe she has given concerts in European venues such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Brussels, Antwerp, Barcelona, ​​Malaga and more to support Ukraine.

He currently resides in Barcelona, ​​where he has performed in different venues such as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, the headquarters of the Royal Catalan Academy of Fine Arts, or the Catalan Music Council, among others. Currently, he works at the Metz Opera House (France).

Oksana is a fitness, wellness, photography enthusiast and passionate about modeling for her social networks, Instagram and Facebook.

In this series of photographs for La Vanguardia’s Readers’ Photos, captured at the Forn de les Arts in Barcelona, ​​she combines her role as a model and as a pianist. For the session, Oksana wears dresses by Ukrainian designer Tina Kolesnikova, who has lived in Spain since 2017.

In the video that accompanies this report, Oksana Pavlova, who also has her own YouTube channel, performs the piece “Ständchen” Piano Transcriptions After Schubert, by Franz Liszt.