«I can think of few piano recitals finer than this»
― Seen and Heard International
Russian pianist Zlata Chochieva first came to international attention with her highly-praised recordings of works by Chopin and Rachmaninov (Piano Classics), establishing her as a distinctive voice amongst pianists with a deep affinity with these composers.
Zlata has appeared at many prestigious concert halls and festivals, and with numerous major orchestras and conductors, incl. Mikhail Pletnev who became her mentor at an early age.
In 2019/20 Zlata will be appearing as “Artist in Focus” in three different programmes with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra as well as making her debut with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Solo debuts include the Vienna Konzerthaus, Vancouver Chopin Society, Brussels Chopin Days, as well as a second Wigmore Hall recital and various appearances at festivals across Europe and the US. A return to the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra will see her participate in the orchestra’s Tchaikovsky Festival with performances of his piano concerto no. 1 and piano trio.
Watch Zlata’s “Concert in Quarantine” from Schinkel Pavillon produced by Jan Schmidt-Garre and Naxos Audiovisual Division
Recent review by Geoffrey Newman for Seen and Heard International: “Zlata Chochieva’s unique Chopin and Rachmaninoff arrive in Vancouver”
«I can think of few finer piano recitals than this. Chochieva never attempts to endow the music with extra drama or interpretation: she just reveals her personal struggle to expose the music as it is. Her probing honesty and imagination place the listener in a multi-layered emotional world which is both evolving and immediate, and one simply feels impelled to follow her». Read more: https://seenandheard-international.com/2019/11/zlata-chochievas-unique-chopin-and-rachmaninoff-arrive-in-vancouver/
Zlata Chochieva joins BBC Scottish Symphony on February 6 & 9 to perform Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
Zlata Chochieva joins BBC Scottish Symphony at the Usher Hall and Glasgow City Halls to perform Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 with conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens. https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ed4mzc
Aachen Symphony Orchestra appoints Zlata Chochieva as 2019-20 season “Artist in Focus”
This role sees her play in five concerts under the baton of Christopher Ward. The programme includes Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Liszt “Malediction” and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Nicolas Dautricourt and Per Nyström.