Xenia Pestova Bennett is an innovative performer and educator. Described as “a powerhouse of contemporary keyboard repertoire” (Tempo), “stunning” (Wales Arts Review), “ravishing” (Pizzicato) and “remarkably sensuous” (New Zealand Herald) in the international press, she has earned a reputation as a leading interpreter of uncompromising repertoire alongside masterpieces from the past.
Xenia’s commitment to promoting music by living composers has led her to commission dozens of new works and collaborate with major innovators in contemporary music. Her recordings of piano duo works by John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen are available on four CDs for Naxos Records. Her solo recording for the Innova label titled “Shadow Piano” was described as a “terrific album of dark, probing music” by the Chicago Reader.
Xenia’s own compositions are available on Diatribe and TakuRoku. Her album “Atomic Legacies” features Ligeti Quartet and the Magnetic Resonator Piano, while EP “Atonal Electronic Chamber Music for Cats” explores vintage synthesizers.