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(re)creations

SOLO RECITALS BY
ZLATA CHOCHIEVA

FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2021, 9:00PM

SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2021, 7:00PM

VICTORIA CONCERT HALL, SINGAPORE

Moscow-born pianist Zlata Chochieva first came to international attention with her highly-praised recordings of works by Chopin and Rachmaninov. Her Chopin Complete Etudes disc was selected as an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, and, of all the Chopin recordings ever made by the best-known pianists past and present, included in Gramophone’s list of 10 greatest Chopin recordings: “It is certainly one of the most consistently inspired, masterfully executed and beautiful-sounding versions I can recall.” (Jeremy Nicholas). Taught by Mikhail Pletnev and Jacques Rouvier, Chochieva has been consistently lauded for her probing honesty and imagination to go with her limitless virtuosity.

 

This November, she brings her distinctive musicianship to Singapore for the first time. Her two overlapping programmes will see her breathe purposeful life into the works of three great pianist-composers she loves – Liszt, Rachmaninov and Friedman – who themselves reinvented revered masterpieces from the past through their creative piano transcriptions. Their wondrous richness surround Ravel’s picturesque Miroirs and Scriabin’s epic, soul-searching Third Sonata.

“An extraordinary pianistic personality” (BR Klassik)

 

“I can think of few piano recitals finer than this” (Seen and Heard International)

 

“A famous pianist (I shan’t say who) to whom I was speaking recently said I really should hear this young Russian pianist Zlata Chochieva in the Chopin Etudes. ‘It is,’ averred my informant, ‘the greatest I’ve ever heard.’” (Gramophone)

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PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2021, 9PM

 

MOZART – Nine Variations in D Major on a Minuet By Jean Pierre Duport, K. 573

SCRIABIN – Sonata No. 3, Op. 23

GRAZIOLI-FRIEDMAN – Adagio, from Harpsichord Sonata in G major Op. 2, No. 5

BACH-FRIEDMAN – Vivo, from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048

MAHLER-FRIEDMAN – 2nd movement of Symphony No. 3 in D minor

SCHUBERT-LISZTWohin?, Litaney and Auf dem Wasser zu singen

MENDELSSOHN-LISZT – On Wings of Song

MENDELSSOHN-RACHMANINOV – Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night's Dream”

GARTNER-FRIEDMAN – Viennese Dance No. 1

 

SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2021, 7PM

 

GRAZIOLI-FRIEDMAN – Adagio, from Harpsichord Sonata in G major Op. 2, No. 5

BACH-FRIEDMAN – Vivo, from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048

MAHLER-FRIEDMAN – 2nd movement of Symphony No. 3 in D minor

RAVEL – Miroirs

SCHUBERT-LISZT – Wohin?, Litaney and Auf dem Wasser zu singen

MENDELSSOHN-LISZT – On Wings of Song

MENDELSSOHN-RACHMANINOV – Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night's Dream”

GARTNER-FRIEDMAN – Viennese Dance No. 1

(Programmes subject to change at the artist's discretion)

 

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ZLATA CHOCHIEVA, piano

Zlata Chochieva first came to international attention with her highly-praised recordings of works by Chopin and Rachmaninov. Displaying a deep affinity with these composers, combined with probing honesty and imagination, they have established her as a distinctive voice amongst pianists. Hailed by Gramophone as “the possessor of a comprehensive technique who brings an inner glow to every bar”, Zlata Chochieva has been regularly appearing at many prestigious concert halls, most notably at Herkulessaal Munich, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie de Paris, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Konzerthaus Berlin, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen, Casa da Música Porto, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and Grand Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonia.

 

She has performed with numerous major orchestras, including the Russian National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Slovak Radio Symphony, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. Conductors Chochieva has enjoyed working with include Mikhail Pletnev, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Simon Gaudenz, Terje Mikkelsen, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Tugan Sokhiev and Vladimir Spivakov.

Highlights of the previous seasons include her Wigmore Hall debut, as well as performances in Russia with the Svetlanov State Orchestra and the National Philharmonic. Furthermore, she was guest artist in the Serate Musicali series in Milan, at the Berliner Klavierfestival and at Zaubersee Festival Lucerne.

In the 2019/20 season Chochieva appeared 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 included the Vienna Konzerthaus, Vancouver Chopin Society, as well as at the Brussels Chopin Days. She also performed a solo recital at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin and participated in the online “Moments Musicaux” of the Berliner Klavierfestival, digitally streamed from the Konzerthaus Berlin.

Over the years Chochieva has acquired many international competition prizes, including Szymanovsky International Competition (Poland), Tivoli Piano Competition (Denmark), Mozart Prize at ARD Competition (Germany), First prizes at Frechilla-Zuloaga Competition (Spain) and Alberto Fano Piano Competition (Italy) and Silver Medal at the First International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina (Brazil), where she was also declared Best Performer of Chopin and Audience Favourite. She has been regularly invited to leading music festivals, including the Miami International Piano Festival, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival (as a Gilmore Rising Star in the 2017-18 season), the «Rarities of Piano Music» in Husum, the Lugano festival «Il Progetto Martha Argerich» and the Lucerne Festival.

Chochieva’s latest disc (re)creations, released in February 2021 on Accentus, is a collection of piano transcriptions by three pianists and composers – Rachmaninov, Liszt and Friedman. Her Chopin Complete Etudes disc for Piano Classics was selected as an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, and included in Gramophone’s list of 10 greatest Chopin recordings: “It is certainly one of the most consistently inspired, masterfully executed and beautiful-sounding versions I can recall.” (Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone). Her 2015 CD of the Complete Etudes-Tableaux of Rachmaninov has likewise earned critical raves and been nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award.

Chochieva was born in Moscow and is now a resident of Berlin. Her teachers have included Mikhail Pletnev at the Central Special Music School and Pavel Nersessian at the Moscow State Conservatory. Subsequently, Chochieva completed two years of postgraduate studies under Professor Jacques Rouvier at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg where she was his assistant for several years.

Chochieva established the International Festival at Rachmaninov’s estate in Ivanovka and has been Director since 2018.

www.zlatachochieva.com

THE ARTIST