Encouraged to take up the instrument by a grandmother steeped in the folk tradition of accordion playing, Ksenija Sidorova started to play the instrument aged eight under the guidance of Marija Gasele in her hometown of Riga.
Her quest for more exposure to both classical and contemporary repertoire took her to London where she became a prize-winning undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music studying under Owen Murray. She subsequently received her Masters Degree with Distinction.
In 2009 Ksenija Sidorova made her debut at London’s Wigmore Hall and appeared in the Park Lane Group Young Artists Showcase. In May 2012 she became the first International Award winner of the Bryn Terfel Foundation. A recipient of both the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Musical Scholarship and Friends of the Philharmonia Award, as well as the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal, Sidorova has just been appointed a Junge Wilde Artist by the Konzerthaus Dortmund.
Ksenija Sidorova regularly collaborates with Miloš Karadaglić, Juan Diego Flórez, Nicola Benedetti, Thomas Gould and Joseph Calleja.