Pianist and Educator
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, Ms. 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; she also studied at DePaul University and attained the Doctorate in Musical Arts 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.
Dr. 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.