May 15, 2022
Zlata Chochieva, piano with science presentation by Assistant Professor Pallav Kosuri

Concert starts at 4:00 p.m.Zlata Chochieva

About the Artist – Zlata Chochieva

Zlata Chochieva first garnered international attention with her recordings of works by Chopin and Rachmaninov. Displaying a deep affinity with these composers, combined with probing honesty and imagination, she established herself as a distinctive voice amongst pianists. This season, Chochieva returns to perform with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra, following having been an “Artist in Focus” for the 2019-2020 season. She also returns to the Serate Musicali series in Milan and Berlin Klavierfestival at the Konzerthaus, as well as visits to Tilburg and Linz. Additionally, she will tour the United States, giving recitals in Miami, Minneapolis and San Diego, among others.

Last season, Chochieva attended a number of recital series with online concerts recorded in Berlin, and live recitals in Nizhny Novgorod and Perm in Russia. She performed chamber music at the Gryt Festival in Sweden and Rosendal Festival in Norway, joined the Camerata Venia in Geneva, and the esteemed adjudication panel for the 15th Geza Anda Competition in Zurich.

Chochieva has appeared at many of the world’s most notable concert halls and has performed with numerous major orchestras including the Copenhagen Philharmonic, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra and Slovak Radio Symphony. She has worked with conductors Simon Gaudenz, Terje Mikkelsen, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Mikhail Pletnev, Tugan Sokhiev, Vladimir Spivakov and Karl-Heinz Steffens.

She has been regularly invited to leading music festivals, including the Miami International Piano Festival where she returns regularly for teaching, masterclasses and performing the Gilmore Keyboard Festival (as a Gilmore Rising Star in the 2017-2018 season).

Chochieva’s latest album, (re)creationsis a collection of piano transcriptions by three pianists and composers—Rachmaninov, Liszt and Friedman. The album released to critical acclaim in February, 2021, and was nominated for a number of awards, including an Opus Klassik Award and a Schallplattenkritik Award. Her Chopin: Complete Etudes album for Piano Classics was selected as an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and in Gramophone’s list of 10 greatest Chopin recordings. Her 2015 album of the Complete Etudes: Tableaux of Rachmaninov has likewise earned acclaimed reviews and was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award.

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); and first prizes at Frechilla-Zuloaga Competition (Spain) and Alberto Fano Piano Competition (Italy); and SilverMedal and Best Performer of Chopin and Audience Favourite at the First International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina (Brazil).

Chochieva was born in Moscowand 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,she completed two years of postgraduate studies under Professor Jacques Rouvier at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg.

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

Pallav Kosuri

Pallav Kosuri Pallav Kosuri is an assistant professor in the Integrative Biology Laboratory. He studies the movements of molecules, as well as their organization in tissues, to create an integrated map of how movement gives rise to function, from the motors inside cells to the muscle tissue of the heart. For his work, Kosuri designs and builds custom nanoscale devices (millions of which could easily fit within a single cell) that track molecular motion. Combining this new technology with cutting-edge imaging techniques, he is able to visualize and measure previously unseen movements of biological molecules. Kosuri is also creating a 3D molecular atlas of the heart. This atlas will improve our understanding of how the molecular and cellular structure of the heart leads to its function or dysfunction. Using these approaches, he will examine heart tissue remodeling and fibrosis, two hallmarks of heart failure, to identify new avenues for regenerative therapies.


Zlata Chochieva, piano
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Keyboard Sonata in G minor, Wq. 65/17 (1746)

C.P.E. Bach
Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 (1837)
Mit Humor
Sehr rasch
Nicht schnell
Sehr rasch
Mit Humor
Wild und lustig
Zart und singend
Mit gutem Humor
Wie aus der Ferne
Nicht schnell
Robert Schumann

Four Album Leaves, Op. 28
Waltz-Caprice Op. 37 No. 2

Edvard Grieg
Eleven Variations on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 21 No. 1 (1857)
Scherzo, Op. 4

Johannes Brahms
Schatz-Walzer Op. 418 (1885)

Johann Strauss
(arr. Freidman, 1825-1899)


3:30 PM Registration opens
4:00 PM Concert begins in the Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
4:45 PM Intermission
5:00 PM Faculty speaker
5:15 PM Concert resumes
6:00 PM Concert concludes