Ksenija Sidorova is the leading ambassador for the classical accordion. Ksenija is passionate about showcasing the vast capabilities of her instrument. Her repertoire spans from Bach to Piazzolla, from Efrem Podgaits and Václav Trojan to Erkki-Sven Tüür and George Bizet, as well as to new accordion concertos composed especially for her and a multitude of chamber projects.
Last season, Ksenija premiered three new concertos. In autumn 2018 she toured to the US, which included her Carnegie Hall debut, and performances with Avi Avital and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra playing the premiere of Concerto for Accordion and Mandolin by acclaimed British composer Benjamin Wallfisch. In March 2019, Ksenija gave the world premiere of Vientos Del Sur, Concerto for Accordion by Latin Grammy winning Argentinean composer Claudia Montero with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Vasily Petrenko. The new concerto by Latvian composer Arturs Maskats will receive its premiere at the Riga Festival in June 2019.
Other engagements in 2018/19 included BBC Symphony Orchestra, as part of their residency in Dubai, London Chamber Orchestra with Leticia Moreno including a new arrangement of Vivaldi and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Edmonton Symphony, a Swedish tour with Sinfonietta Rīga. Ksenija also played solo recital at the main hall of Kölner Philharmonie, in Bad Kissingen, Riga, and she embarked on a tour of Australia and Germany in December 2018.
Ksenija works with orchestras worldwide including NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rudfunks, Atlanta, NHK Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic orchestras, and prestigious conductors including Paavo Järvi, Thomas Hengelbrock, Vasily Petrenko, Kristjan Järvi, Michał Nesterowicz and Jan Willem de Vriend.
She regularly collaborates with Avi Avital, Nemanja Radulovic, Miloš Karadaglić, Leticia Moreno, Tine Thing Helseth, Brazilian DJ Gui Borratto, Juan Diego Flórez, Nicola Benedetti and Joseph Calleja. Ksenija often appears at Ravinia, Cheltenham, Mostly Mozart, Schleswig-Holstein, Gstaad Menuhin, Verbier and Rheingau music festivals.
Released in June 2016, Ksenija’s debut album with Deutsche Grammophon is a fascinating take on Carmen and has delighted audiences in the US, Germany, Latvia, Italy and Czech Republic already.
Since 2016, Ksenija is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.