Tetiana Shafran, Ukraine

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1989, Tetiana Shafran started playing piano at the age of three. 

She graduated from the Lysenko Special Music School and the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine with A. Vasin (2012) and O. Yablonskaya Piano Academy with Prof. Oxana Yablonskaya (USA-Israel), and from 2015-2017, studied in Spain and Israel.

Tetiana is the prizewinner of approximately 18 international piano competitions. Among those prizes are: 1 award of Concours International de Piano France-Amériques (Paris, France, 2019); 3 award of VII Parnassos International Piano Competition (Monterey, Mexico, 2018); 3 award of 18th Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition (Valencia, Spain, 2013); 2 award of Concorso Pianistico Internazionale “Città di San Donà di Piave” (Italy, 2019); 2 award of International Piano Competition “Monopoli Prize” (Barletta, Italy, 2015); 1 award of Emil Gilels International Piano Competition (Odessa, Ukraine, 2015); 1 award of the Carl Filtsch International Piano Competition (Sibiu, Romania, 2016); 1 award of Antonio Napolitano International Piano Competition (Salerno, Italy, 2017). 

She has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia, including the Grand Theatre (Shenzhen, China), Lindeman Hall (Oslo, Norway), Llevellyn Hall (Canberra, Australia), Main Hall of Palau de la Musica (Valencia, Spain), Theatre Mohammed V (Rabat, Morocco), Sala Cecilia Meireles (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Felicja Blumental Music Center (Tel Aviv, Israel), Congress Hall (Gabala, Azerbaijan), and many others. She performed with many orchestras and conductors, such as maestros D. Yablonsky, H. Earle, F. Krager, G. Glinka, M. Dyadyura, M. Anamammedov, and many others.

She has also recorded for radio and TV productions for Italian, Israeli , Spanish, and Ukrainian broadcasts. 

Competitor, Semifinalist, Finalist, First Place Winner: Second Triennial Olga Kern International Piano Competition. October 27–November 3, 2019. Albuquerque, New Mexico.