Biana Pinchuk is a classical singer and violinist born in New York and raised in Miami, Florida. She is currently pursuing a double major degree for Violin and Vocal Performance at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where she is under the tutelage of Alexander Kerr and Alice Hopper. She has been singing since the age of four and playing violin since the age of five.
Biana has traveled around the world spreading her love for music performing in Austria, Italy, Israel, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, and many more. Biana took to the violin at the age of 5 and started singing at the age of four. She also composed her first song at the tender age of 6. Biana now sings in 10 different languages and has performed over 300 pieces of music. She stepped on stage for the first time at five and by nine years old, she had secured her first large-scale solo concert, in which she performed a 45-minute set. After receiving raving audience reviews, she has been booking consistently ever since.
In 2013, Biana was one of the last 11 finalists for the role of Annie on Broadway after beating out more than 23,000 applicants. That same year, she won first prize in the Junior Division of the New York Lyric Opera Competition and just a few months later, she was selected to be a part of the Florida Grand Opera’s production of Puccini’s Tosca in the children’s choir.
In 2014, Biana was chosen to be flown out to Sorrento, Italy where she performed at NCR (National Cash Register) International Gala Concert. Biana’s international affairs do not end there. In 2019, she was accepted into the University of Music and Performing Arts mdw highly exclusive and competitive isa summer academy in Vienna, Austria where she studied with Professor Dora Schwarzberg and Anna Dzialak-Savytska. She has also attended the Bowdoin International Music Festival twice and studied with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky of the Royal College of Music and Mr. Itamar Zorman the following year. In the summer of 2019, she was also a part of the Miami Music Festival week long orchestra intensive which ended in a powerful performance of Mahler’s 5th Symphony.
Biana has performed alongside and met many celebrities and famous teachers. She performed at a charity event at Peter Guber’s house (owner of the Golden State Warriors , where she appeared in front of 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 Art Basel in Miami Beach, she also performed at artist Romero Britto’s Lincoln road gallery opening for BritWeek and she performed at the Little Dreams “Dreaming on the Beach” Gala Concert where she opened for Phil Collins, Richard Marx, Laura Pausini, and Alejandra Guzman. The following year, she opened for George Benson at the Nat King Cole Foundation Gala Concert and opened the 100-Year Anniversary of the City of Miami Gala at the Fountainebleau.
One of Biana’s deepest passions is using her talents to spread goodness and she has always been an avid philanthropist. She helped raise $150,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation with the sub-organization “Tunes for Tots”, which then spread to have chapters nationwide. She has also performed for many military events including the organization Connected Warriors, she performed at FleetWeek, as well as a Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day ceremony with the City of Miami Beach and many more local events with the City of Sunny Isles, the City of North Miami Beach, and Miami Beach. 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. This project started in 2015 and continued on until 2017. Before the school tour even began, Biana performed to help raise money for the Children’s Trust, Miami Bridges, City of Hope, and most recently, JAFCO at the Palm Beach Kravitz Center. She has also regularly performed for Jewish Community Services Holocaust Survivor Luncheons. Her numerous philanthropic endeavors have been featured in many local newspapers and she has appeared on many local News channels as well.
Biana was also the winner of the New World School of the Arts High School and College Concerto Competition with the virtuosic violin piece “Carmen Fantasy” by Franz Waxman. That same year, she went on to win 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 Paul Posnak. She was also a part of the New World Symphony Side-by-Side program under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas in 2019 as well as 2020. Recently, her original song, “Rising” won the Bronze Prize in the International Bowseat Ocean Awareness Competition. She was also a Scholastic Art and Writing Award Silver Key winner and received an Honorable Mention for her short story as well. She was also a part of the Miami Book Fair’s Junior Press Corp. where she had the opportunity to interview former Harvard Law Professor and Lawyer, Professor Alan Dershowitz.
Most of all, Biana would like to thank her teachers and her family from the bottom of her heart, without whom her achievements would have been impossible.