Zlata Chochieva

Aurora Chamber Music Scholarship 2011

”Zlata Chochieva is a rising world class pianist. The depth of her performances, unique power and maturity are impressive. It seems, she can easily penetrate the secret treasures of composers’ ideas.
I believe Zlata has a tremendous future. Her performance sparkles with unusual clarity and sincerity which is natural only for exceptional talents”.
Tamerlan Khosroev, Member of the Composers Union Russian Federation
”…Amazing easiness and extraordinary inner power”.
Crescendo magazine

Zlata Chochieva was born in 1985 in Moscow. At the age of four she started receiving her basic music education as a pianist in the studio of Nina Dolenko at the Flier Music School.
From 2000 to 2003 she studied the piano under the supervision of Mikhail Pletnev at the Central Special Music School at Moscow State Conservatory (studio of Kira Shashkina).
In 2008 she graduated with the distinction from Moscow State Conservatory under the instruction of Pavel Nersessian. Zlata is currently a postgraduate student, continuing in the studio of the same professor.
Participated in master-classes with world famous professors: P. Gililov, P. Devoyon, D. Bashkirov, P. Badura-Skoda, A. El Bacha, J. Lowenthal and J. Rouvier who is Zlata’s supervisor at the present moment.
At the age of eight Zlata made her debut on the stage of Grand Hall of Moscow State Conservatory, performing Mozart’s concerto No 17 with an orchestra. Ever since then she has been giving recitals and performing with various orchestras in the most well-known concert halls of Moscow, other Russian cities and abroad (Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, etc.).
She has given concerts with numerous orchestras, including Russian National Orchestra (conductor Mikhail Pletnev), ”Danish Tivoli Orchestra” (conductor Terje Mikkelsen), ”The Royal Chamber Orchestra Wallonia” (conductor Paul Goodwin), ”The Munich chamber orchestra”, etc.
Zlata is the winner of ten international piano competitions, including Agropoly Contest (Italy), Shimanovsky Competition (Poland), Gold Medal at the Piano Competition in Copenhagen (Denmark), Frechilla-Zuloaga Competition (Spain), the third prize winner at ”Tivoli piano competition” (Denmark), ”Mozart prize” at ”ARD” contest (Germany), award from ”Russian Performing Art” Foundation in Moscow. She has recently won Alberto Fano Competition in Italy and Silver medal, ”Chopin prize”, ”Public Preference Prize” at The 1st International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina in Brazil.
In 2005 Zlata was named ”Honorable Artist of North Ossetia Republic”, becoming the youngest artist ever in the Republic to be so recognized.
She has recently performed in such halls as the Herkulessaal (Munich), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Tivoli Concert Hall (Copenhagen), Casa da Música (Porto), Belem Cultural Center (Lisbon), the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Grand Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonia among many others.
Her performances have been broadcasted on the radio and TV in Russia and abroad (Italy, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Germany, USA).
Participated in a number of festivals, including ”The Easter Festival”, ”Art-November” in Moscow and ”ARD Festival” in Munich.

”Zlata Chochieva possesses an extraordinary talent and rare personality where modesty, devotion and confidence make a superior artist and person.
She is a complete artist and musician having  no boundaries but amazing possibilities.
I see no reason preventing her from  becoming one of the greatest pianists of contemporary world”.
Per Nystrom, Concert cellist & Artistic director Aurora Chamber Music

”…I believe she is one of those exceptional pianists who can fairly claim advancement in career”.
Pascal Devoyon, Concert pianist