Jane Levkovskaya - Pianist & Singer

IMG 9304webbMy name is Jane Levkovskaya, I'm a Russian pianist and singer based in Sweden. I have worked as a musician, pianist and piano teacher for over 10 years.

Here are some facts about me and projects I have been involved in as a professional musician

Born and raised in Russia, Siberia and have been living in Stockholm since 2008
I come from a town called Irkutsk located in Siberia, about 3,000 miles from Moscow.
My family still lives in Irkutsk while I moved to Sweden to study jazz piano in Stockholm.

7-year education in the musical school for children and 4 years in the musical college in Irkutsk, Russia
Russian piano schools are well known for their traditional methods and I am very grateful that I have received basic education in classical music in Russia, it has made me a skilled piano teacher, which is highly appreciated by my students.

Bachelor in jazz piano performance from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, 2013
The Royal College Of Music in Stockholm has been an important part of my professional life. As a female jazz musician, instrumentalist, I have gained knowledge that helped me build my musical career in Sweden.
During the 4 - year old musical training I have had a chance to work with some outstanding Swedish musicians and teachers, such as Ove Lundin, Joakim Milder, Marie Bergman, Louise Hoffsten, Pål Svenre, Peter Lundblad and others.

Venues in various well known swedish jazz clubs such as Fasching jazz club, Tyresö Jazz Club, Lilla Hotellbaren, Hotel Hellsten and others.
I am a jazz pianist with several years of experience in ensemble playing in various settings.
The first step in my career as a professional pianist wasI playing in numerous bands and ensembles such as jazz trios, classical trios, big bands, cover bands. On various occasions, I have also been involved as an accompanist and rehearsal pianist.
I have played piano, keyboards, synthesizers in different styles such as jazz, rock, pop, latin, salsa, bossa nova, musical, funk, rock and roll, blues, gospel, folk, show, film music, pop.
I have been hired as a show band pianist and piano bar entertainer onboard Swedish and international cruise ships such as Crystal Serenity (USA), Thomson Cruises (UK), Silja Line (Sweden) etc.
I have tried myself as a musician in the musical theater and in the piano bar, learned to work as an entertainer.

I have been hired for piano entertainment in conference halls, restaurants and other venues in Stockholm: Sjöfartshuset, Operakällaren, Theatre Studio Liederman Hotel Tylösand, Engelen, Hasselbacken, BBQ, Wennegren Center, Solidarity Arena, Runö Conference etc.
As a freelancing musician in Stockholm one may have to perform on some very unexpected occasions - one day it is a piano bar in someone's living room, another day it is a formal dinner for 300 people. The best is yet to come!!

I have been hired by some major hotel chains in Sweden and abroad, such as Clarion, Scandic, Hotel Tylösand, Gran Melia Resort in Tenerife, Sensatori Resort in Ibiza, Napa Mermaid Hotel in Cyprus etc.
To perform as a pianist in the hotel lobby or hotel piano bar has been very pleasant and challaenging. I met some nice people and established new contacts. As a part of employment one has to travel abroad - I have worked as a hotel bar pianist in Ibiza, Tenerife, Cyprus, Spain

I have been employed for the following events: Christmas piano bar in Mörby centrum, Stockholm in 2013, Unexpected Shopping 2014 Täby Centrum, pianist in connection with Folksam Advertising company Mini Maestros, 2015. Participated in the music entertainment projects in Sollentuna Centrum, Sturegallerian
It’s very common to be hired as a pianist to perform in a shopping center or a mall during the holiday season or some advertising action. As a pianist and singer, one can get a great exposure and several hundred listeners, as well as some good opportunities for future employment and networking.

I collaborated with some major event companies such as Wow Events, Scarlett Entertainment and Management, Event & Telegraph Brending
Collaborating with major event companies is an important part of my job as a pianist in the music entertainment industry.

I have been hired as a pianist for musical entertainment at corporate events, parties, business dinners and conferences for Brand Echo, Telegraf, Bright Vision and others big companies.
Musical entertainment is often booked by large and small companies throughout Sweden. In that case priority is to hire a musician who offers high quality entertainment and has a nice portfolio. Therefore, I constantly work on maintaining a high standard of the musical entertainment I provide.

I worked as a piano teacher in Stockholm for over 8 years in musical schools like Nacka Musikskola, Kulturskolan Stockholm, Österåkers Musikskola, Upplands Väsby Musikskola, Sensus Sudieförbund as well as a private piano teacher in Stockholm
Being a piano teacher is one of my biggest inspirations. I find pleasure in piano teaching and working with adults as well as young children. During piano lessons I learn a lot myself, both as a musician and a person.

I have been active as a studio musician, producer, arranger and composer in different projects in Stockholm, produced and released a CD of my own music called "Restless" on my own record label "Leja Music" in 2012.
Music production, recording and publishing was a part of my final graduation essay at the Royal College of Music and continues to be a part of my professional life ever since.