world renowned musical prodigy
Biana Pinchuk is an 18-year- old world renowned musical prodigy: a classical-crossover singer, violinist, and composer. She sings and plays more than 300 pieces of music in ten different languages (English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish, Czech, and Latin) and composed her first professional at the tender age of six. Biana has toured the world performing in places like Austria, Italy, Israel, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, and many more. She took to the violin at the age of 5 and began singing at the age of 4. She stepped on stage for the first time at 5 and by 9 years old, Biana had secured her first large-scale solo concert, in which she performed a 45-minute set on her own. After receiving raving reviews, she has been booked consistently from that point on. She has been featured on many media and news outlets including television and print.
After attending an open-call audition in 2013 for Broadway’s revival of the hit musical Annie, Biana ended up being one of the last 11 finalists out of more than 23,000 applicants competing for the title role. The following year, she wom the first prize in the Junior Division of the New York Lyric Opera Competition. A few months later, she was chosen to be a part of the Florida Grand Opera’s production of Puccini’s opera, Tosca. In 2014, Biana was flown out to perform at a private event in Sorrento, Italy for the company NCR’s Gala.
Biana has performed alongside many celebrities. She performed for a charity event at Peter Guber’s house (owner of the Golden State Warriors and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment) , where she played and sang for the likes of Ashley Olsen, Forest Whitaker, and many more. In 2014, she auditioned to be a Little Dreamer with the Little Dreams Foundation, run by none other than Phil Collins and his wife, Orianne Collins.
With this partnership, she performed several times at the international art fair Art Basel in Miami Beach, as well as at famed Brazilian artist Romero Britto’s Lincoln road gallery opening for BritWeek. She also performed at the Little Dreams Dreaming on the Beach Gala concert where she opened for as well as performed with Phil Collins, Richard Marx, Laura Pausini, and Alejandra Guzman. The following year, she also opened for George Benson at the Nat King Cole Foundation Gala Concert. In the summer of 2019, Biana was selected to attend the Summer Masterclass isa19 program at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna Austria as well as the prestigious Bowdoin International Music Festival, where she studied with many famed violin professors from institutions all around the world.
In addition to her extra-curricular performances, Biana is very involved in her school as well, both in the arts and academically. Biana won the New World School of the Arts High School and College Concerto Competition in 2020 with the virtuosic violin piece “Carmen Fantasy” by Franz Waxman. She was also a Scholastic Art and Writing Award Silver Key Winner for her poetry collection and received honors for her short story as well. Recently, her original song “Rising” won the Bronze Prize in the International Bowseat Ocean Awareness Competition. Biana was one of two students selected by her school to be a part of the Junior Press Corp at the Annual Miami Book Fair in 2019 where she was given the opportunity to interview former Harvard Law Professor and Lawyer, Professor Alan Dershowitz.
Biana was also the winner of the Epiphany Symphony’s Beethoven Violin Contest and was selected as a headlining performer for the finale concert of the Martha/Mary-Yamaha Concert Series with pianist Paul Posnak. She was also a part of the New World Symphony Side-by-Side program under the baton of internationally-acclaimed conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas in 2019 as well as 2020.
One of Biana’s greatest passions is philanthropy. She has helped raise over $150,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation with the sub-organization “Tunes for Tots”. She has also performed for many military events including Miami FleetWeek, Pearl Harbor Remberance Day, multiple Veterans organizations, Connected Warriors Gala, and many more. However, one of her greatest undertakings was her school tour project in which she toured around schools (specifically schools with arts education funding cuts) in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward County teaching children about classical music, its importance, its presence in our daily lives, and what we can do to keep it alive. Biana has always been passionate about children and has performed to support organizations like the Children’s Trust, Miami Bridges, City of Hope, and most recently, JAFCO at the Palm Beach Kravis Center. She is also a regular performer for the Jewish Community Services Holocaust Survivor Luncheons.
Biana’s passion for music shows in everything she does. Her love for the arts in combination with performing on stage translates to her audiences and makes them feel like a part of her show. It is this experience that makes her want to pursue a career in music and the arts.