Biography of Gubenko Hana:
Hana Gubenko was born in Moscow. Hana had her first violin lessons with Galina Tourchaninova at the central music school in
Moscow when she was five years old. She moved to Konstanz, Germany when she was 12 years old and won the first prize at the
“Jugend Musiziert” competition in February 2004.
Hana started her viola studies with Prof. Wolfgang Klos at the University of Vienna, Austria in 2005. She graduated from the
Music Academy of Zurich, Switzerland in 2010 and in November 2014 “ Master of Performance specialized soloist” at the” Centro
Superior de Esenanza Musical Katarina Gurska” under Professor Igor Sulyga, with whom, she has been working since 2007.
Hana Gubenko is a laureate of numerous scholarships. In 2009 she gave numerous recitals in Switzerland, Spain and Russia
with Swiss pianist Timon Altwegg. Apart from the relatively small standard repertoire for viola solo, Hana Gubenko preferably
plays rarely performed works for viola and piano like the sonatas by Philipp Scharwenka, Alexander Winker, Paul Juon and York
Bowen. She premiered the “Sonata for Viola and Piano” by Frank Levy in Switzerland after which Levy dedicated his second
sonata for viola and piano to her. Similarly, British composer Graham Waterhouse dedicated his sonata for viola and piano to
Hana Gubenko and Timon Altwegg and the successful world premiere took place in Gasteig (Munich) in February 2013.
Hana Gubenko performs regularly with extended chamber music ensembles. She is a member of the ensembles
“Triologique” and “Brises d’Orient.”