After completing undergraduate studies is Australia and a Masters' Degree in Performance at the Juilliard School of Music, New York, Katie Zhukov has taught piano for many years at the Sydney, Queensland and Western Australian Conservatoriums. Her PhD from the University of New South Wales focused on instrumental pedagogy at the tertiary level leading to a research position at the University of Queensland that resulted in publication of a textbook Sight-reading for advanced pianists (Wirripang). She is currently a Research Fellow at Monash University.


Katie Zhukov has performed numerous concertos with professional and student orchestras, and presented many solo and chamber music recitals, partnering with Australia’s finest string players. She has an enduring interest in Australian piano music and has released three solo CDs and eight books of new Australian repertoire: Australian Women Composers’ Piano Anthology (2021; 2019; 2015), Piano Progressions (2021; Books 1 & 2) and Wirripang Australian Piano Anthology (2011; Books 1-3).


Dr Zhukov’s publications on variety of issues in instrumental music teaching, sight-reading, and performance anxiety appear in 21 journal articles in high impact international journals and in seven book chapters. She has also presented papers at many international and national music conferences.



The third volume of new piano repertoire by Australian women composers is a companion to the Australian Women Composers’ Piano Anthology Volume I (2015) and Volume II (2019) published earlier by Wirripang. This volume contains 15 works from intermediate (Grade 5) to advanced (Diploma) level. The pieces vary in style from Baroque to contemporary and include jazz-influenced idioms. Composers’ biography and comments as well as pedagogical advice from the editor are provided for each work. The grading will assist teachers in choosing repertoire of appropriate difficulty for study and as extra lists for examinations.