Ksenia Milas is a Russian violinist living in Bologna, Italy. Graduated with honour at Maastricht Conservatoire in 2012 she is constantly performing in solo recitals and concerts with camera ensembles and orchestras in Italy, Russia, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Lithuania, Finland, Greece, Switzerland, Egypt, China, The Republic of San Marino. She also teaches at the International Academy in Imola where she was invited, by its Honorary Director Vladimir Ashkenazi, in 2010, to pass on the techniques of the Russian violin school to her numerous students...
In 2017 she records the six Sonatas for Violin Solo Op.27 by Eugene Ysaÿe, Anima Records (Paris, France), a project supported by the music critics Sandro Cappelletto and Tully Poter who have written the in-booklet premise.
With her August Sebastien Philippe père Bernardel dated 1840 and the bow “Marte” by Giovanni Lucchi, Ksenia plays a repertoire ranging from Bach to contemporaries with compositions for violin solo, Chamber and Orchestra. After hearing her to play, in Januaty 2018, the Sweedish composer Jonathan Ostlund writes the composition “Paganini Fantasia, a new work dedicated to Ksenia Milas”.
In 1999, the Russian Master violinist Saveliy Shalman wants Ksenia with him for the production of the movie lessons “I’ll be a Violinist”, where he is the producer and director. She cooperates to this project until the 2007.
She enters the Maastricht Conservatoire at the age of 20 and graduates with honour in 2012 with the Maestro Boris Belkin but, since she was a child she has been attending masterclasses and advanced trainings with internationally reknown Maestros: Salvatore Accardo, Eduard Grach, Sergei Kravchenko, Jan Repko, Zakhar Bron, Pavel Vernikov, Michaela Martin, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Oleksandr Semchuk.
Ksenia starts winning competitions at an early age: she is only 9 when she wins the International Violin Competition in Athens; at the age of 11 she wins the first edition of the Competition “New Names” and the International Competition of the Youth Arts Assembly of Moscow; she is 12 when she is awarded the “High Virtuosity Prize” at Belarus International Festival; in 2006 she is awarded the Jury Prize at the International Competition “Tchaikovski” of Izhevsk, Russia; in 2013 she is first at the International Competitions “Euterpe” and “Val Tidone”, Italy
At the age of 8 Ksenia debuts, as a soloist with the State Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg performing in the Mirror Hall of Beloselsky-Belosersky Palace. Kultura Magazine wrote: “Ksenia has enchanted the public non only for her charisma and astonishing virtuosity but also for her extraordinary talent and artistic sensibility far beyond. (translate from Russian)”. She started playing the violin at 4, in the Music School of Volgograd (Russia), it was the 1993, but the following year, upon suggestion of her music teachers, she enters the “Rimsky-Korsakov” Conservatoire of Saint Petersburg where she is welcomed in the classes for talented pupils guided by the Maestro Savely Shalman.
Ksenia has already performed with various orchestra conductors: Vasily Petrenko (Russia-Norway), Lit Gregory (USA), Darrell Ang (Singapore), Ahmed El Saedi (Egypt), Anatoliy Ribalko (Russia), Ronald Masin (Germany), Lorenzo Passerini, Giancarlo De Lorenzo, Filippo Arlia, Giovanni Pompeo, Carlo Tenan, Pietro Borgonovo (Italy); and cooperates with various musicians: Bruno Canino, Rudolf Koelman, Orfeo Mandozzi, Antonello Farulli, Leonid Gorokhov, Denis Shapovalov, Giovanni Gnocchi, Alberto Nosè, Anna Serova, Giovanni Puddu.