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Oksana Grigorieva

Oksana Grigorieva

Oksana Grigorieva – beautiful pianist


Oksana Grigorieva (born Oksana Chernukha) is a Russian-American pianist, singer and songwriter.
Pretty girl was born on February 23, 1970 in Saransk into a family of professors of music. She has a younger sister, Natalia. At the age of three Oksana began playing the piano. Then she studied at the local music school and graduated from the Kazan Conservatory. After graduating from the Conservatory at the age of 20 Grigorieva moved to London, where she continued her education at the Royal College of Music.
While working as a model, the beautiful girl was noticed by photographer Patrick Hansen, Cousin of Prince Charles and the official photographer of the royal family. After that, her photos began to appear in many fashion magazines. At first, she worked under the name Chernukha, but later changed it to her mother’s name – Grigorieva.
Later Oksana moved to the U.S., where she lived in New York and Los Angeles. Amazing girl worked as a music teacher.
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Oksana Kolesnikova, Russian pianist

Oksana Kolesnikova Russian-American composer

Oksana Kolesnikova – Russian-American composer


Oksana Kolesnikova is a Russian-American composer, concert pianist and entrepreneur, environmental activist through Cool Green. Awesome Oksana is the owner of Oksana School of Music and Oksana’s School of Foreign Languages in Los Angeles, California.
Beautiful girl was born in 1987, in Barnaul, Altai region, Siberia. At the age of five she began playing the piano. In 1993, after the break-up of the Soviet Union, at the age of 15, she and her family immigrated to the United States. They settled in St. Petersburg, Florida, where Oksana entered the St. Petersburg College.
Famous Kolesnikova became a winner of Florida State Young Artists Symposium Competition in 1999. Two years later, in August 2001 the girl graduated from the School of Music, Florida State University.
By the way, Kolesnikova became the first Russian-American female pianist to travel overseas to entertain the U.S. Troops in 2003.
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