November 14, 2017
- Zlata Chochieva, piano
- From: Moscow, Russia
- Awards: Zlata Chochieva has been awarded top prizes at 14 international piano competitions, including Shimanovsky Competition (Poland), Tivoli Piano Competition (Denmark), Mozart Prize at ARD Competition (Germany), First prizes at Frechilla-Zuloaga Competition (Spain) and Alberto Fano Competition (Italy), Gold Medal at the Piano Competition in Copenhagen (Denmark), and Silver Medal at the 1st International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina (Brazil) where she was also distinguished as the Best Performer of Chopin and Audience Favourite.
Preview The Artist
“…in each piece, she seems to be telling a story which words are unable to express.
– Stephen Kovacevich
Chopin Etudes Op. 25: nos. 6,7, and 12
Schumann Humoresque Op. 20
Rachmaninoff “Daisies” “Lilacs” “Fragments” “Oriental Sketch”
Rachmaninoff Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42
About The Artist
Zlata Chochieva: The international press describes Zlata Chochieva as “the possessor of a comprehensive technique who brings an inner glow to every bar… Poetic and pianistic command could hardly go further” (Gramophone). Crescendo magazine speaks of an “amazing easiness and extraordinary inner power” and Piano News writes: “… in each piece, she seems to be telling a story which words are unable to express.” Stephen Kovacevich calls her “one of the most interesting and unusual pianists today. She has superb technical abilities, but it is her personal intuition in the music she plays that is special. I would be interested to hear anything she does and that is rare.”
At only five years old, Zlata made her first stage appearance and gave her debut with an orchestra two years later performing Mozart’s Concerto No. 17 at Grand Hall of Moscow State Conservatory. In 1997 she gave a full recital at Rachmaninov Hall of Moscow Conservatory which was broadcast on Russian television and prompted an enthusiastic newspaper critic to write: “One was impressed with no means childish contents of the concert programme. And yet — the meaningfulness of style, combined with the technical boundlessness.”
Shortly after that she caught the attention of Mikhail Pletnev, one of Zlata’s main influences, who invited her to play concerts with Russian National Orchestra and study with him as one of only two students at that time.
Zlata Chochieva has been regularly appearing at world-famous concert halls, most notably at Herkulessaal (Munich), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Tivoli Concert Hall (Copenhagen), Casa da Música (Porto), Belem Cultural Center (Lisbon), Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow), Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Grand Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonia.
She has performed with numerous major orchestras, including «Russian National Orchestra», «National Philharmonic of Russia», «Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra», «Danish Tivoli Orchestra», «Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia», «Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra», «Nice Philharmonic Orchestra», and «Munich Chamber Orchestra», under such conductors as Terje Mikkelsen, Marek Pijarowski, Paul Goodwin, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Spivakov, Simon Gaudenz, Tugan Sokhiev and Gintaras Rinkevičius.
This performance is made possible by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
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