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Oksana Germain

Oksana Germain completed her Bachelor’s degree in May of 2018 at the Eastman School of Music in the studio of Nelita True. Currently, she is attending Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, Austria as a graduate student in the studio of Oleg Marshev. Her childhood dream of playing piano with a symphony orchestra came true when she was chosen as one of the San Diego Symphony’s Young Artist “Hot Shots” Competition winners in 2010. She performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st movement with the San Diego Symphony at their 100 Year Anniversary Gala in December of that year. She was also invited to perform in the San Diego Symphony's Children's Concert Series “Bravo, Beethoven!” in May, 2010. Oksana also performed in the La Jolla Music Society's Discovery Series Prelude Concerts in 2012, and was a regularly featured performer for the Music 101 Radio broadcast on San Diego’s classical station 104.9 FM. In addition, she has been a featured soloist with the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra performing Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto and Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3.

Oksana has garnered awards nationally and internationally. Her musical depth at the piano impressed an international audience, where she was awarded a People's Choice Award at the 2011 Klaviersommer Piano Festival in Germany. Among other prizes, Oksana was a winner of the 2014 RB Chorale Scholarship Competition. She has won three 1st Place prizes in the San Diego VOCE Chamber Music Competition, as well as a 3rd Place in the state division. She was the First Place Gold Medalist in the California International Young Artist Competition MusicFest in 2006 and 2008, and is a three-time recipient of the San Diego Women's Club Associated Arts Scholarship. Most recently, Oksana was a finalist in the 2014 Eastman School of Music Piano Concerto Competition as a freshman, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Prior to her journey through college as an undergraduate, Oksana also studied chamber music under the direction of Michael and Irina Tseitlin in San Diego, Delores Stevens and Doug Masek of the Young Musician Foundation Chamber Music Series in Los Angeles, as well as Irina Dokshitsky and Jennifer Showalter of the Junior Chamber Music Series in Los Angeles.

Oksana was blessed to study with the late Vitaly Margulis at the age of 13 for two years. After his passing in 2011, Oksana continued her studies with Dr. Sarkis Baltaian of Los Angeles before being accepted into the studio of Prof. Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music. She is the recipient of the Howard Hanson, Phillip Farish and Avis D Vaughn Scholarship Awards.

Major Teachers

  • Prof. Oleg Marshev, Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz, Austria (2018-present)
  • Prof. Nelita True, Eastman School of Music Rochester, NY (2014-2018)
  • Dr. Sarkis Baltaian, Los Angeles, CA (2011-2014)
  • Prof. Vitaly Margulis, Los Angeles, CA (2009-2011)
  • Yulia Atoyan, San Diego, CA (2003-2009)
  • Vera Rathje, San Diego, CA (2001-2003)

Music Festivals and Master Classes

  • Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, Tampa, Florida (2016)
    Thomas Schumacher, Father Sean Duggan, Dmitri Shteinberg
  • Southern California Music Institute Piano Festival, San Juan Capistrano, CA (2013)
    Mina Perry, John Perry
  • California Institute of Music Rancho, Santa Fe, CA
    Kevin Fitz-Gerald (2014), Gleb Ivanov (2010)
  • Klaviersommer Piano Festival, Bad Bertrich, Germany (2011)
    John Perry
  • Colburn Academy Festival, Los Angeles, CA (2011)
    John Perry, Ory Shihor, Jean-David Coen
  • Spotlight Awards Finalists Masterclass, Los Angeles, CA (2010)
    John Perry
  • Margulis Masterclass at UCLA - Vitaly Margulis, Los Angeles, CA (2009)

Performance Experience

Solo Performance Highlights

  • R.B. Chorale 40th Year Anniversary Concert, 2014
  • La Jolla Music Society Prelude Series, 2012
  • La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young Artists Winners Recital, 2012
  • San Diego Symphony Children’s Concert Series: Bravo Beethoven, 2010
  • California International Young Artists Competition Winner’s Recital, 2008

Solo Recitals

  • Eastman School of Music, 2018
  • La Jolla/Riford Branch Library, 2013-2016
  • University of Redlands, 2014
  • Carmel Valley Branch Library, 2013
  • La Mesa First United Methodist Church, 2012
  • St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 2010
  • California Institute of Music, 2005

Solo Performances with Orchestra

  • Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra
    Beethoven Concerto No. 3, 2017
    Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto, 2015
  • San Diego Symphony
    Beethoven Concerto No. 1, 1st mvt., 2010
  • Southern California Youth Symphony
    Debussy Claire de Lune, 2008

Chamber Music

  • Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, 2018-present
  • Eastman School of Music, 2015-2016
  • Young Musicians Foundation Chamber Music Series, 2010-2011
  • Junior Chamber Music, 2010-2011
  • California Institute of Music, 2004-2011

Award Highlights

  • Musical Merit Foundation Scholarship Award Winner and Finalist, 2018
  • Eastman School of Music Rachmaninoff Concerto Competition Finalist, 2014
  • R.B. Chorale Scholarship - Award Winner and Finalist, 2014
  • La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young Artist Competition - Most Promising, 2012
  • H.B. Goodlin Foundation Scholarship Competition, 2012
  • John Perry Klaviersommer Festival - People Choice Award, 2011
  • MTAC VOCE San Diego - Intermediate Ensemble Division, 2009-2011
  • San Diego Symphony Young Artist Competition
    Award Winner & Finalist, 2010
  • California International Young Artist Competition MusicFest
    Gold Medal, 2006, 2008
  • Associated Arts Scholarship Winner: San Diego Women's Club, 2008-2010

Education

  • University of Rochester - Eastman School of Music, 2018
    Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance

Repertoire List

Adams, John:

  • China Gates

Adinsell, Richard:

  • Warsaw Concerto

Bach, Johann Sebastian:

  • English Suite No. 3, BWV 808
  • Invention No. 8
  • Invention No. 13
  • Italian Concerto BWV 971
  • Partita No. 2
  • Prelude and Fugue BWV 856
  • Prelude and Fugue BWV 857
  • Prelude and Fugue BWV 861
  • Prelude and Fugue BWV 867
  • Prelude and Fugue BWV 868
  • Prelude and Fugue BWV 875
  • Prelude and Fugue BWV 881

Barber, Samuel:

  • Nocturne Op. 33

Beethoven, Ludwig Van:

  • Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
  • Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
  • Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
  • Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73
  • Sonata Op. 2, No. 2 in A Major, 1st movement
  • Sonata Op. 2, No. 3 in C Major
  • Sonata Op. 7 in E-flat Major
  • Sonata Op. 14, No. 1 in E Major
  • Sonata Op. 14, No. 2 in G Major
  • Sonata Op. 27, No. 2 in C-sharp Minor
  • Sonata Op. 31, No. 2 in D Minor
  • Sonata Op. 53 in C Major
  • Sonata Op. 57 in F Minor
  • Sonata Op. 81A in E-flat Major

Brahms, Johannes:

  • Ballade Op. 118, in G Minor
  • Intermezzo Op. 118, in A Minor
  • Intermezzo Op. 118, in A Major
  • Rhapsodies Op. 79 in B Minor

Chopin, Frederic:

  • Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante, Op. 22
  • Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
  • Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
  • Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
  • Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
  • Etude Op. 10, No. 1 in C Major
  • Etude Op. 10, No. 3 in E Major
  • Etude Op. 10, No. 4 in C-sharp Minor
  • Etude Op. 10, No. 5 in G-flat Major
  • Etude Op. 10, No. 6 in E-flat Minor
  • Etude Op. 10, No. 7 in C Major
  • Etude Op. 10, No. 8 in F Major
  • Etude Op. 10, No. 9 in F Minor
  • Etude Op. 10, No. 12 in C Minor
  • Etude Op. 25, No. 1 in A-flat major
  • Etude Op. 25, No. 12 in C Minor
  • Fantasie Op. 49
  • Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat Major, Op. 29
  • Nocturne Op. 9, No. 1 in B-flat Minor
  • Nocturne Op. 27, No. 1 in C-sharp Minor
  • Nocturne Op. 72, No. 1 in E Minor
  • Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31

Debussy, Claude:

  • Prelude No. 1, Danseuses de Delphes
  • Prelude No. 4, Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir
  • Suite Bergamasque

Gershwin, George:

  • Concerto in F

Glinka, Mikhail:

  • Variations on a song by Aliabiev, “Nachtingale”

Grainger, Percy:

  • Danish Folk-Music Settings: No. 8, Jutish Medley

Granados, Enrique:

  • Allegro de Concierto

Grieg, Edvard:

  • Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

Haydn, Franz Joseph:

  • Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Hob. 37
  • Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. 52

Kapustin, Nikolai:

  • Concert Etude No. 6, “Pastorale”

Liszt, Franz:

  • Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
  • Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 12 in C-sharp Minor
  • Maiden’s Wish in G Major, Op. 74
  • Paganini Etude No. 2 in E-flat Major, S. 141
  • Paganini Etude No. 3 in A-flat Minor, S. 141
  • Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto, S. 434
  • Venezia de Napoli No. 3, Tarantella
  • Widmung in A-flat Major

Mendelssohn, Felix:

  • Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14
  • Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus:

  • Concerto No. 18 in B-flat Major, K. 456, 3rd movement
  • Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459, 1st movement
  • Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
  • Sonata in D Major, K 311
  • Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333, 3rd movement

Moszkowski, Moritz:

  • Etincelles Op. 36, No. 6

Mussorgsky, Modest:

  • Pictures at an Exhibition

Prokofiev, Serge:

  • Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 1
  • Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28
  • Suggestion Diabolique Op. 4, No. 4

Rachmaninoff, Sergei:

  • Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
  • Etude-Tableaux Op. 33, No. 1 in F Minor
  • Etude-Tableaux Op. 33, No. 6 in E-flat Major
  • Etude-Tableaux Op. 33, No. 7 in G Minor
  • Etude-Tableaux Op. 39, No. 5 in E-flat Minor
  • Etude-Tableaux Op. 39, No. 9 in D Major
  • Prelude Op. 3, No. 2 in C-sharp Minor
  • Prelude Op. 23, No. 5 in G Minor

Ravel, Maurice:

  • Sonatine

Saint-Saens, Camille:

  • Concerto No. 2, Op. 22

Scarlatti, Domenico:

  • Sonata in D Minor, K. 9
  • Sonata in E Major, K. 531

Schubert, Franz:

  • Four Impromptus, D. 899
  • Sonata in A Major, D. 664

Schumann, Robert:

  • Arabesque in C Major, Op. 18
  • Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
  • Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26
  • Fantasiestucke, Op. 12
  • Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17

Scriabin, Alexander:

  • Etude Op. 2, No. 1 in C-sharp Minor
  • Etude Op. 8, No. 10 in D-flat Major
  • Etude Op. 8, No. 12 in D-sharp Minor

Shostakovich, Dmitri:

  • Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102
  • Prelude and Fugue No. 24

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Illyich:

  • The Seasons Op. 37, No. 5
  • The Seasons Op. 37, No. 6
  • The Seasons Op. 37, No. 12

Contact

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Савремени еклисиолошки подсетник о Дијаспори

Историја и анализа тзв. „Америчког раскола“ (1963-1992) и предлози за његово превазилажење

Епископ Атанасије (Јевтић)

У издању Севастијан преса из Лос Анђелеса и Братства Св. Симона Мироточивог из Врњачке Бање, недавно је изашла нова књига Атанасија (Јевтића), умировљеног Владике херцеговачког, Савремени еклисиолошки подсетник о Дијаспори - Историја и анализа тзв. „Америчког раскола“ (1963-1992) и предлози за његово превазилажење.

Текст ове књиге је написан сада већ далеке 1990.године, и до данас био необјављен будући да је само за Синодске Оце Архијереје био намењен ради превазилажења тзв. „Америчког раскола“. Данас, када је тај српски раскол литургијски и административно превазиђен, сасвим је разумљиво и пожељно било да се овај текст предочи јавности.

На молбу Светог Архијерејског Синода, ондашњи јеромонах Атанасије је сва питања везана за болни раскол у српској дијаспори ставио под светлост православне Еклисиологије и Предања, што је био једини начин за њихово суочавање како би се дошло што ближе до зацељивања раскола. Читалац ће приметити како је он савесно и непристрасно проанализирао цело питање раскола и дао целисходне икономијске предлоге за његово решење. Ова књига је резултат његовог савесног христољубивог и црквољубивог рада.

Конкретан резултат Атанасијевог еклисиолошког предлога била је обнова евхаристијског општења и помирења које је постигнуто на празник Сретења Господњег, 15. фебруара 1992. године у Саборној Цркви у Београду, када су Српски Патријарх Павле и чланови Светог Архијерејског Сабора служили са Митрополитом Иринејем (Ковачевићем), дотадашњим епископом у расколу. Коначно, 21. маја 2009. године, Свети Архијерејски Сабор је донео одлуку и о коначном административном јединству Српске Цркве у Северној и Јужној Америци.

Истовремено, ова књига осветљава битно питање Дијаспоре. Дијаспора је пред Православну Цркву поставила два битна проблема: питање провере исправности нашег схватања Цркве, оног које се у последњим вековима код многих од нас усталило, и питање мисије Цркве у свету.

Књига је изашла са благословом Епископа новограчаничког и средњезападноамеричког Лонгина и Епископа западноамеричког Максима.

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Contemporary Ecclesiological Reminderon the Diaspora:
History and analysis of so called “American schism” (1963-1992) and recommendations for its overcoming

by Bishop Athanasius (Yevtich)

Recently, a new book by Athanasius (Yevtich), retired Bishop of Herzegovina, was published in Serbian by Sebastian Press of Los Angeles in cooperation with St. Simeon the Myrrh-streaming of Vrnjacka Banja.

This book was written in a now already distant year of 1990. This is its first publishing since the original intent was to have it available only for the hierarchs of the Holy Synod for the purpose of overcoming the so-called “American schism” within the Serbian diaspora. Presently, as the Serbian schism has been liturgically and administratively vanquished, it is understandable and desirable to have this valuable research available to the public.

At the request of the Holy Synod, back then hieromonk Atanasije acceded to collect all relevant documents in reference to painful schism in Serbian Diaspora, placing them in the light of Orthodox Ecclesiology and Holy Tradition, which was the only way to face it properly and bring it closer to healing.The readers will notice how Bishop Atanasije analyzed responsibly, and impartially the whole question of schism, and at the same time provided comprehensive, integral and thorough ecclesial economy, recomendations for solutions.This book is the result of his Christ-loving and Church-loving labor.

A tangible result of Atanasije's ecclesiological recommendation was the Eucharistic renewal, communion, and reconciliation which was established on the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, February 15, 1992. At the Cathedral in Belgrade, His Holiness Patriarch Paul and hierarchs of the Holy Episcopal Assembly celebrated for the first time together since the schism, with Metropolitan Iriney (Kovacevic), up until then, schismatic bishop in Diaspora.Finally, on May 21, 2009, the Holy Assembly made a decission about conclusive administrative unity of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.

In the same time this book reveals crucial question regarding Diaspora, because ecclesial organization of the Orthodox Church abroad presents itself with at least two problems: a) a check-up of our interpretation and comprehension of the Church, especifically of the last couple of centuries existing convictions, and b) a question of the Church mission in the World.

This book is published with the blessings of His Grace, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica - Midwestern America, and His Grace, Bishop Maxim of Western American Diocese, of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South America.

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