Evgenia Rabinovich is a young Vancouver-based pianist, teacher, and performer. She is a winner of numerous competitions, including the 2018 Silverman Concerto Competition, and the 2020 VWMS Bursary competition.
Evgenia began her university studies at UBC at the age of 15 after graduating early via the University Transitions Program for Gifted Adolescents. She received Early Entrance to the University of British Columbia and was awarded The Major Entrance Scholarship, focusing her early studies on psychology and English rhetoric. Evgenia received her Bachelor’s degree as an Honours graduate of the Mannes School of Music in NY (BMUS, 2015) while studying with piano department head Professor Pavlina Dokovska. During that time, she also took courses in piano pedagogy with Professor Vladimir Valjarevic, who was also her mentor and secondary teacher. At the same time, she studied theory and damaged analysis with Dr. Robert Cuckson and composition with Professor David Loeb. In 2017, she received her Master’s degree working with Dr. Sara Davis Buechner and Professor Miranda Wong at the University of British Columbia (MMUS, 2017). She is currently in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at UBC, majoring in piano performance under the guidance of Professor Mark Anderson.
Evgenia’s performance career includes concert appearances across the United States, Canada, Europe, and China. She has performed at venues such as Steinway Hall (NY), Sala Dei Notari (Italy), and the Chan Centre for Performing Arts (Vancouver), among many others. She has played internationally with multiple orchestras since her concerto debut with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra under conductor Ken Hsieh at age 15, when she played Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor. She has also appeared with the UBC Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Jonathan Girard (2018), the Brunensis Virtuosi Orchestra under Maestro Danwen Wei (2017), and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Alicante under Maestro Uri Segal (2015).
Evgenia’s musical studies include long-term work with Dr. Sasha Starcevich and Mannes department head Professor Pavlina Dokovska. Her work in chamber music includes many years of studies with Professor Rena Sharon and pianist and critic Harris Goldsmith.
Evgenia has appeared as an adjudicator and visiting lecturer multiple times. She enjoys performing during the summers, and engaging with audiences via social media. She has been a visiting performer at Music Fest Perugia since 2011, working as an administrative team member for the festival in 2016 and a Social Media Manager in 2017. Since 2020, she has served as a Board Member and Social Media Chair of the Vancouver Westcoast Musical Society, where she is in charge of social media marketing, managing, and advertising.
Evgenia teaches piano and theory from her private studio in the Greater Vancouver area. When she moved to Vancouver in 2017, she co-founded the Vancouver Piano School with her husband Nicholas Rada and their colleague. In 2020, she co-founded the RR Academy, which specializes in developing advanced musicianship in young performers, with her husband and chamber partner Nicholas Rada.
She has been teaching classical piano and theory for over 10 years, and has spent the last 8 years working as a teaching assistant both in Canada and the United States. Her students receive First Class Honours With Distinction in both their piano and theory RCM studies, and are regular competition winners.
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