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.
She 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
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
(Paris), UK (London), Germany (Berlin, Stuttgart, Magdeburg, Essen,
Rostock etc.), Russia (Moscow), Poland
(Warsaw), Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
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,
Royal Over Seas League for the Rotary Club of London. In 2016-17 season
she had four major performances in Europe – in London, Paris and Essen.
Her 2018 season features three concerts in Paris, concerts in
Berlin and Rostock and a debut solo recital in Rome.
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”.
Volks Blatt newspaper, Liechtenstein: Klavierabend der Superlative, 10, May 2007:
Shuhatovich ist eine Pianistin der Sonderklasse...russiscen Meistern
ordnet sie die selbstverständliche brillante Technik ihrem untrüglichen
Empfinden flir die "slawiche Seele" und deren Tonkunst unter."
Moscow newspaper “Culture“ (2002):
Virtuoso pianist with freedom and imagination, with natural beauty of singing phrases… sense of color, rich sonority, lyricism…
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”.