“Superb playing and a moving interpretation” Limelight magazine.
Dr. Xenia Deviatkina-Loh has performed as soloist and recitalist in various venues across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, and China. The venues she performed at include the Horncastle Arena, Sydney Opera House, Shanghai Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, St. John's Smith Square, Boston Court Performing Arts Centre, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Dr. Deviatkina-Loh also frequently performs with major ensembles and concert series around LA, including the Dilijan Chamber Music Series, MEC (Monday Evening Concerts), Cracow Duo, Synchromy, Jacaranda, and ACB (American Contemporary Ballet). She has also presented at AWMAT (Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology) and ACMI (Asian Classical Music Initiative). As of 2021, she is a member of ECHOI — MEC’s ensemble-in-residence.
Dr. Deviatkina-Loh was the 2009 winner of the Gisborne International Music Competition. She has been frequently aired live on 3MBS FM, ABC radio, Radio New Zealand, Shanghai People’s Radio Station Classical 94.7, KUSC, and Classical KING FM. Furthermore, she has been a fellow at the Lucerne Festival Academy, the Atlantic Music Festival, SICPP (Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice), and NMFS (New Music for Strings).
In addition, Dr. Deviatkina-Loh is also a dedicated pedagogue. She has partaken in tours spanning regional NSW in Australia, regional Washington State, and Los Angeles in the US, where she gave masterclasses, lectures, and performances. Between 2016 and 2019, Dr. Deviatkina-Loh was a Teaching Assistant and Fellow for the String Department within the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. She is currently a Teaching Artist at the Beckman YOLA Center, and a Principle Musician at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. She is also the president of ACMI’s 2024 International Conference, which will be hosted by Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles in April. Most recently, she was invited to serve as a Panelist for the International Grand Music Festival in Indonesia and the Irvine Conservatory International Music Competition.
Dr. Deviatkina-Loh completed her Bachelor of Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Professor Alice Waten. She furthered her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Professor György Pauk, achieving her Master of Arts degree. In 2020, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of California, Los Angeles under the guidance of Professors Movses Pogossian, Guillaume Sutre, and Varty Manouelian.
Dr. Deviatkina-Loh was supported by the Tait Memorial Trust - The Thornton Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, Woolf Mernick, and Margot MacGibbon during her studies in London. During her studies in Los Angeles, she was supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fund, Friends of Strings Award, Greenschlpoon, and the Edna and Yu Shan Han Foundation.
In 2019, Dr. Deviatkina-Loh released her debut album Soliloquy under SHEVA Contemporary. It includes works by Édith de Chizy, David Paterson, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Peter Sculthorpe, Rodion Shchedrin, and Eugène Ysaÿe. She is also featured on Yalil Guerra's 2020 album Renacimiento, performing "La Magia de Tus Ojos".