Karolina Žukova is a distinguished Estonian pianist who has dedicated herself to both solo and chamber music, performing regularly in her home country, Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
In autumn 2014 Karolina Žukova and violinist Hans Christian Aavik formed a piano and violin duo, with which they released their debut album
"AETERNUS" on Pilwrecords in October 2021. The duo has performed at several festivals, participated in different masterclasses and have won prizes at international competitions. In March 2020 they played with the Jüväskylä Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vilje Matfejeff.
Karolina has won prizes in several competitions, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician in various formations. The Polytechnischen Gesellschaft Frankfurt (second price, 2021), Piano Competition Online (third price, 2021), "Ilmari Hannikainen Piano Chamber Music Competition" (diploma, 2020), "VII International Stasis Vainiunas Competition" (diploma and special prize from A. Vainiunaite, 2018), Jurmala and Stockholm international competitions (diplomas) .
Karolina Žukova received her first piano lessons at the age of five in Estonian city called Narva, she continued her education in Tallinn High School of Music (Ira Floss). From 2014 to 2021 she is studying at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Sten Lassmann). In 2017/18 she continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main (Prof. Alexej Gorlatch) and since 2019 she has been studying chamber music at the same university (Prof. Angelika Merkle). In the winter semester 2021-22 she studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (
Prof. Christoph Eggner) and at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (Prof. Jevgueni Sinaiski).
Karolina has participated in master classes given by Sophia Rahman, Erik Schumann, Julian Rachlin, Jonathan Aner, Heime Müller, Alexander Kobrin, Bart van Oort, Yukio Yukoyama and many others.