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Accompanist

Prof. Jeanne Mikitka, M.A.

Jeanne Mikitka is an Ukrainian pianist living and teaching in Austria. Born to a family of musicians, she attended the music school at the Lemberg Conservatory, subsequently majoring in piano performance with Prof. Maria Krych in Lemberg and under Prof. Alexander Satz at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. She has earned prizes in numerous international competitions, included among them are the Lyssenko Competition in Kiev (1990) and the Bach Competition in Leipzig (1992). In 1996, she received the Bösendorfer Scholarship. Already during her studies, Jeanne Mikitka was an accompanist at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, working with Mathias Maurer (viola), Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Tibor Varga (violin) and Silvia Marcovici (violin). In the course of her extensive concert activities, she performed nationally and internationally as a soloist in various chamber music formations and as a partner of singers. Jeanne Mikitka is a professor at the Feldkirch State Conservatory as well as an accompanying pianist at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, working with Prof. Boris Kuschnir (violin), Prof. Ida Bieler (violin) and Prof. Vahid Khadem-Missag (violin).

Since 2001 Jeanne Mikitka teaches piano at the Conservatory Feldkirch and works as an accompanist at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in the class of Prof. Boris Kuschnir (violine). She has made radio and TV appearances and recorded several CDs, amongst others "Mirror for two" and cello sonatas by J. Brahms and S. Rachmaninov with the cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl. In 2006 her recording of 3 piano concertos by J.S. Bach with the chamber orchestra “Academia Lemberg” was released followed by „Méditation nocturne“ one year later.

Jeanne Mikitka has performed extensively at home and abroad as a soloist, in different chamber music formations and as a singers’ accompanist in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia and the Ukraine.

February 2012