"Aksuna’s playing is breathtaking in its balance between
allowing emotion to flow unfiltered and the deft control of a master storyteller."
Natasha (more well-known artistically as Aksuna) is a highly sought-after Melbourne concert pianist with a rich diversity of musical skill sets and life experiences. She is well-known for possessing a wide spectrum in her touch, ranging from a fiery fierceness to a delicate sensitivity, and her technical ability to bring out the emotive and imaginative depth of the instrument.
Her background as an award-winning concert pianist has taken her to perform actively around Australia, most notably at the Sydney Town Hall, The Melbourne Edge, National Gallery of Victoria and the Government House of Victoria. As a performer, she is most passionate in collaborative projects, and has performed with numerous community orchestras such as the Ku-Rin-Gai Philharmonic, the Melbourne Lawyers Orchestra and the Australian Asian Orchestra, the latter whom premiered her work, Ghost. Natasha is also a pianist of the eclectic 6-piano Project.
A recipient of several honourary prizes, scholarships and competition awards, Aksuna obtained her Masters in Music from The University of Melbourne with first-class honours. Since graduation, she was a finalist in the Australian National Piano Award and, in the following year, was approached by the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations for a Unity Project. Her music has been broadcasted nationally on ABC Classic FM, 2MBS and 3MBS, and is known for its passionate energy, riveting imagery and sensitivity in connecting with the essence of the music, descriptions that go beyond what is seen on stage and felt as traits of who she is as a musician.
To know more about her music, head to her artist page.
With accrued years of performing and teaching experiences, Aksuna is expanding her studio in creating accessible, quality music experiences for all pianists. Head to her Teaching Studio for more information.
To find out more about her music therapy work, head to Music Therapy for more information.