Kseniia Polstiankina Barrad

Voice Type: Apprentice Coach

Hometown: Kyiv, Ukraine

Merola Roles: not applicable

Schools: University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music; University of Alabama at Birmingham; National Music Academy of Ukraine; Songfest
Lydia Brown, Marie-France Lefebvre, Awadagin Pratt , Yakov Kasman
Major Roles or Experience: Don Giovanni; Iolanta; Siegfried, Act III; Candide; Suor Angelica; Ariodante; Amahl and the Night Visitors; Man of La Mancha; The Burning Fiery Furnace; Dido and Aeneas; Semele

Other Interests: Cooking Ukrainian food, hiking, snow sledding

Awards: MTNA National Competition (3rd Place), LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Competition (LaGrange, GA 1st Place), Zelpha Wells Piano Competition (Tuscaloosa, AL 1st Place), Mazur International Chamber Competition (St. Petersburg, Russia 1st Place), Taneev Chamber Competition (Kaluga, Russia 5th Place).