“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 most recently, she presented Kaija Saariaho’s Frises in a conference at UCSB hosted by AWMAT (Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology). In addition, Dr. Deviatkina-Loh has partaken in outreach tours spanning both regional NSW in Australia and regional Washington State in the US.
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 was a part of the 2015 Atlantic Music Festival (AMF), the 2015 Lucerne Festival Academy. She was a fellow at the 2018 SICPP (Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice) which was held at the New England Conservatory in Boston, and the 2018 NMFS (New Music for Strings) which was held in Aarhus and Copenhagen in Denmark.
Dr. Deviatkina-Loh completed her Bachelors of Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Professor Alice Waten, Upon graduating in 2012, she spent the summer of 2013 working intensely with Professor Boris Kuschnir. 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. Between 2016 and 2019, Dr. Deviatkina-Loh was a Teaching Fellow for the String Department within the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
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".