Steinway Artist Zoya Shuhatovich
received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from
the Gorky State Conservatory, Russia with the highly regarded pianist
and teacher Ilia Fridman, a pupil of the legendary piano teacher,
The same year after
her graduation with distinction she was appointed to the faculty of the
Gorky State Conservatory. Since then she has made several highly
successful tours across the former Soviet Union, Europe both as soloist
with orchestras as well as in recitals and chamber music concerts. She
was also frequently featured in radio and television broadcasts.
Shuhatovich immigrated to the United States in 1993. From 1994 to 2001
she worked at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.
made her New York
debut in 1998, where she was invited to open the Chopin Festival with a
solo recital. Since then she has performed in New York regularly. In
April 2002 she performed for President Bill Clinton. In July 2005 Ms.
Shuhatovich played a private recital for the members of the Spanish
Royal Family. Her recitals are frequently transmitted on National
Public Radio, Sirius™ Satellite Radio, Australian Broadcasting
Corporation (ABC). She performes regularly in New York, Chicago,
Minneapolis, Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio etc.
Zoya Shuhatovich has joined the distinguished ranks of Steinway Artists in 2007.
has participated in the following major music festivals: Warsaw Autumn,
Texas Music Festival, Shostakovich Festival, Bravo! Festival, Ramapo
College Summer Festival, Neuhaus Piano Festival in Germany.
Zoya regularly performs with orchestras and
plays solo recitals throughout the US, France, UK, Germany, Spain,
Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Russia and Poland.
In November 2010, she made her UK debut in London at St.
Martin-in-the-Fields and played there again to standing ovations in
December 2011. In the following years, she appeared in London
regularly, performing at such venues as St. Martin-in-the-Fields,
Steinway Hall, and Royal Over-Seas League for the Rotary Club of
London, Paris and various cities in Germany. Her 2018 season featured
concerts in Paris, Valencia, Berlin, Rostock and a debut solo
recital in Rome which was a big success.
Her international engagements for 2019 and 2020 include concerts in
Paris, Rome, Madrid, Valencia. The highlight of the season 2020 is
invitation to perform at the International Chopin PianoFest, Prishtina,
Quinte Parallele magazine, Rome, October 1, 2018:
Ragione e sentimento, il pianoforte di Zoya Shuhatovich. Il tocco è
forte e deciso, senza indugi, e la resa di questi trenta minuti di
musica è letteralmente spettacolare.
Al pubblico non resta che applaudire la pianista la quale concede all’uditorio ben tre bis.
New York Concert Review, Spring 2009:
Shuhatovich showed herself to be a commanding force at the keyboard.
Beautifully shaped singing phrases and drama galore characterize this
pianist… It was much to admire in every work this pianist played”.
Greater New York Council of the Chopin Foundation: “Polonaise Magazine”:
“…powerful performance of Zoya Shuhatovich…..great pianist from Russia”
Ostsee Zeitung, May 2008, Germany:
has temperament, warmth, command of the instrument, and a big, singing
sound…… She is a first rate musician… she is dazzling audiences with
her musical skills and her charms…”
Urban Healing, London, UK, May 2012:
musical sensitivity, her purity of style and integrity as she
interpreted each composition, moved the audience and allowed to tune in
to what Chopin intended to express”.