Born in the Crimea, Ilona Timchenko, won first prize in the Third Abstract Securities Landor Competition in 2007, beating off strong international competition and winning a contract with Landor Records- her first CD on their label came out in 2009 and was selected for one of the inaugural 'Outstanding' accolades in International Record Review.
In total Ilona has won more than 20 prizes at International Competitions, among them 7 First Prizes.
Timchenko became the first who has made a public performance of complete 24 Preludes and Fugues of Shostakovich in Italy. In 2010 Ilona signed a contract to record the complete piano music of one of the leading Spanish composers of our days - Anton Garcia Abríl. The first set of two CD's have been released in September of 2012.
She appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall, Philips Hall in Holland, the Vienna Musikverein, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and Madrid's Monumental Theatre.
Ilona is artistic leader of the Peregrinos Musicales Festival in Santiago de Compostella, Spain.
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