One half of Invencia, Oksana Lutsyshyn began her musical training at the age of eight in Sokal, Ukraine. She later entered the Moscow State Conservatory, where she completed both graduate and post-graduate studies. It was while at the Conservatory she met the young Andrey Kasparov.
In 1990 Lutsyshyn participated in the University of Maryland’s William Kapell International Piano Competition, where she was awarded the Prince George’s County Arts Council Prize. Subsequently, she gave her debut performance at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Following her emigration to the United States, she became a Visiting Scholar at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana.
Oksana accompanied violinists Josef Gingold and Joshua Bell in Mischa Scorer’s documentary film, ”Joshua Bell”, first aired by BBC television in 1994, on Omnibus. The program was later broadcast by Bravo in 1996, and earned for Scorer a CableACE Award in 1997. Concurrently Oksana was awarded Second Prize in the third International Vienna Modern Masters Performers Recording Competition.
Lutsyshyn now serves as Professor of Music at Old Dominion University, where she gives instruction in Piano and Music Theory. In October 1997 Lutsyshyn accompanied violinist Isaac Stern and three students in a master class at Old Dominion’s Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall. Founded by Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, Invencia Piano Duo was established in 2003.
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