This month we welcome the exceptionally talented performer Xenia Pestova to be The Sampler’s Guest Editor!

Described as “a powerhouse of contemporary keyboard repertoire” (Tempo), “stunning” (Wales Arts Review), “ravishing” (Pizzicato) and “remarkably sensuous” (New Zealand Herald), Xenia Pestova’s performances and recordings have earned her a reputation as a leading interpreter of uncompromising repertoire of her generation. Pestova’s commitment and dedication to promoting music by living composers has led her to commission dozens of new works and collaborate with major innovators in contemporary music. Her widely acclaimed recordings are available on Naxos Records and Innova. She directs the music performance and postgraduate programmes at the University of Nottingham.