Yaroslava Shevchenko – Piano, Violin
MMUS Hons – Performance and Music Education, POST GRAD DIPs
Yaroslava Shevchenko was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. At the age of six she started her musical training in both violin and piano. She graduated from the Lysenko Specialized Music School for musically gifted students. She continued her education at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy with internationally acclaimed concert pianist Milana Chernyavska and leading Ukrainian violinist Dr. Bohodar Kotorovych. Through the 25 years of her music background, she learned from numerous internationally recognized musicians from all over the world including Zakhar Bron, Serguei Fatkulin, Dmitri Bashkirov, Yehudi Menuhin, Igor Oistakh, Vladimir Spivakov, Alberto Lysy, and Ana Chumachenko. Yaroslava holds a Master’s Degree (Honours) from the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy, Postgraduate Diplomas from the Menuhin International Music Academy (Switzerland), Reina Sofia School of Music, Madrid Royal Conservatory, and Fatkulin International Music Academy (Spain). Yaroslava has an extensive career as a soloist and she is a prize-winner of national and international competitions and a recipient of international grants and scholarships.
Yaroslava maintains a private music studio at her residence in Charleswood, Winnipeg. A member of MRMTA, Yaroslava also teaches piano and violin through the University of Manitoba, Preparatory Studies Division. In 2023 Yaroslava joined CSMA at Canadian Mennonite University. Among her students are winners of Manitoba Provincial Music Festival, MRMTA Scholarship Competition, Canadian Music Competition, and some of them became winners of International piano competitions. She was awarded with International Diplomas of Recognition for the dedication and contribution in the field of teaching.
Yaroslava’s wide-ranging musical background allows her to find the best teaching approach for every student. Yaroslava believes that in addition to professionalism and experience, it is essential to nurture confidence in a student. She uses a unique teaching method with each student to make the process easy and create a special connection with the music they love.
“I am very happy to see my students succeeding while keeping their interest and love for music, no matter what!"
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- Music school
- Teacher's home
- Teacher's studio