Prof. Milana Chernyavska was born in Kiev in the Ukraine. At the age of five she took her first
piano lessons before entering the school for gifted children at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire
two years later. At seven, she performed her first concert in the Great Philharmonic Hall in Kiev
and then scored third prize at the international chamber music competition Concertino Praga at
only twelve years of age. In 1990 Milana graduated with distinction from the Tchaikovsky
Conservatoire, where she studied with Prof. Sagaidachny. She then undertook masterclasses
with Professors Bashkirov, Bloch and others and continued her studies at the Academy for
Music and Theatre in Munich with Prof. Höhenrieder and Prof. Oppitz.
Her artistic abilities have won her many prizes at both national and international levels: 1 st Prize at the “Lisenko” Piano Competition in 1998 in Kiev, a Gold Medal at the Vladimir and Regina Horowitz Competition and 1 st Prize at the International Piano Competition "Pierre Lantier" in Paris in 1994, 3 rd Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition „Vittorio Gui“ etc.
Since 1998 Milana has appeared as soloist with a number of orchestras, including the Munich Chamber and Ukrainian National Symphonic Orchestras. Additionally, she was recorded at performances with the Bavarian, Hessian, Middle German (MDR) and North German (NDR) Radio as well as for the BBC, the VRS, Radio France and the National Ukrainian Radio. She has produced chamber music recordings for EMI and Ars Musici. With EMI she also produced a CD which was selected as one of the best CDs of 2001 by the BBC Music Magazine.
In 1994 Milana was decorated with the title “Outstanding Artist in the Ukraine”. She has guested in nearly all countries in Europe, in Canada, the US and Japan at festivals like Luzern, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Rheingau-Festival, Schleswig-Holstein-Festival. She has performed around the world in venues including Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Herkulessaal in Munich, Chatelet in Paris, the Conservatoire in Moscow, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Milana is also much in demand as a chamber musician, working together with Julia Fischer, Elisabeth Batiashwili, Rudens Turku, Daniel Röhn, Adrian Brendel, In addition to her performances she has also taught at the Academy for Music and Theatre in Munich. Daniel Müller-Schott, Susanna Henkel, Nikolas Koeckert, Vogler- Quartett and others. In addition to her performances she also teaches at the Academy for Music and Theatre in Munich, the Conservatory Feldkirch (Austria) and the Music University of Graz.