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Oxana Dodon

Concert Master

Oxana began her studies at the prestigious Musical Lyceum “Ciprian Porumbescu” in the Republic of Moldova at age of five. She subsequently graduated with distinction in a Licentiate Diploma in Higher Education Music from the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts, “Gavriil Musicescu” in Chisinau (Moldova).

During her time at the Academy Oxana participated in many master classes with well-known violinists such as  Sofia Propiscian (Nijni Novgorod), Laura Samuel (former member of the Belcea Quartet), Eduardo Grace (Moscow), Charles Sewart (former member of the Chilingirian Quartet) and Sandor Devich (former member of the Bartok Quartet). She also worked with violists Emilian Dascal , Jerry Horner (former member of the Fine Arts Quartet) and cellist Laszlo Mezo (member of the Bartok Quartet). 

For a period of four years she took part in frequent master classes for professional string quartets with the world famous Belcea Quartet of London as part of a project organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest. 

Oxana worked in the National Opera and Ballet Orchestra for three years and joined the National Drama Theatre Chamber Orchestra “Mihai Eminescu” as well as the National Chamber Orchestra “Sala Cu Orga”, gaining valuable professional experience. 

In 2012 was invited to perform in the USA, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, Poland and the UK where she was honoured to play at St Paul’s Cathedral for Prince Charles and other distinguished guests. 

In September 2012 after taking part in the University of Chichester Students Showcase Concert she has been offered to performed a recital organised by the well known Funtington Music Group.

She completed a Masters Degree in Music Advanced Performance with Distinction at the University of Chichester in 2013, having been awarded a full postgraduate scholarship.

As a Guest Lecturer at the university’s Music Academy (UCMA) she provided workshops for young talented students and enthusiastic musicians.

With a repertoire that stretches from Baroque to contemporary music, Oxana has collaborated with conductors such as Carl Davis, Toni Halstead, Victor Yampolsky, Crispin Ward, and renowned soloists such as Hugo Ticciati, Emilian Dascal and The Red Priest Baroque Quartet. Recently she also had the opportunity to record several solo pieces at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London. 

Currently, she holds a position as a Concert Master at the University of Chichester, leading the Chamber and Symphony Orchestras as well as providing guidance and one to one tuition to students.