“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, and Synchromy. She was part of "Inside the Gearbox: John Adams @ 70", and recently, she presented Kaija Saariaho’s Frises in a conference at UCSB hosted by AWMAT (Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology). 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 both regional NSW in Australia and regional Washington State in the US. In both occasions, she travelled to more than 20 schools, and gave masterclasses, lectures, and performances for more than 2000 students. 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. Since Fall 2021, she is a Teaching Artist at the Beckman YOLA Center. Most recently, she was invited to serve as an Artist for the International Grand Music Festival in Indonesia, where she gave masterclasses and sat on the panel for their 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 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".