“The performance of Zlata Chochieva has become a real revelation. Nothing distracted in this neat silhouette bent over the piano. Her playing impresses by lightness and unordinary inwardness.
In Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes she presents the theme clearly and nobly. This person of figure has totally natural sounds on the forte. She puts down her hands on the keys and they produce a sound of a powerful inner strength.
When Schumann resorts to a mystery, she follows him. We walk on mazy paths so as to reach a culmination in apotheosis.
Zlata Chochieva knows what the hell is and one can feel it in Prokofiev’s Seventh Sonata, in performance of which her remarkable strength makes the piece sound powerfully, unexpectedly and expressively.
The final part is developed in a long crescendo, in constant pulsation on the way to reach a cosmic explosion. With the same undivided attention, which she had when appeared on stage, Zlata Chochieva left the stage in spite of uproarious applause of the audience. People will talk about it…”