an International Concert Pianist, Steinway Artist.
She received her M.M and DMA at the Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod) State Concervatory, Russia under the tutelage of the highly regarded professor Ilja Fridman, student of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus.
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Houston in 1993, where she currently resides.
Zoya worked at the Moore’s
School of Music, University of Houston from 1994 to 2002.
She performs extensively in Europe: UK, France, Italy, Spain, Austria,
Germany, Poland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Estonia. Her regular and multiple
Paris- Salle Cortot, Cathedral Americaine, Eglise Americaine, Eglise Ecossaise, Steinway Hall, Les Ateliers de la Main
London- St. Martin-in-The Fields, Royal Over-Seas League, Princess
Alexandra Hall, Steinway Hall...
Madrid- Steinway Gallery , Kawai Music Center, Clemente Musica.
Rome- Sala Baldini, Concerti del Tempietto, Festival Musicale delle
Nazione, Teatro di
Vienna- Palais Khevenhuller,
Gesselschaft fur Musiktheatre
Germany- Concerts in Berlin, Stuttgart, Essen,
Dusseldorf, Magdeburg, Rostock, Schwerin etc
Tallinn- Great Hall “Estonia”
She extensively performs in the
US with Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, appears in many concert series with
New York- for Chopin Foundation of
the US, Chopin Festival, General Consulate of Poland, Kosciuszko Foundation , Museum of the City of New York, Klavierhaus, for Puerto Rican Society, Steinway Hall, St.
John in the Village.
Ms.Shuhatovich is regular in Chicago, Atlanta,
Denver, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles.
participated in major festivals:
Festival, Bravo Festival, Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey, Chopin Festival
NYC, Shostakovich Festival, Neuhaus-Marantz
Festival, Germany, Round Top Festival, Chopin Piano Festival, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Zoya is regular at KUHF, KUHA (NPR) Public Radio Stations.
She performed for President Clinton, Members of the Spanish Royal Family,
Prime Minister of Kosovo Mr. Albin Kurti and many other dignitaries.
She collaborated with
Laszlo Varga, Emmanuel Borok,
Boris Garlitsky, St. Petersburg String Quartet,
Igor Gruppman and others.
She made number of CD recordings.
One of the highlights of 2022 season was a debut solo recital in Vienna for Gesselschaft Fur Musik Theatre.
It received a raving review from Vienna International Pianists and she was
invited back for another solo recital next season.
Vienna International Pianists, Vienna, June 4th
“Viennese audiences had
the opportunity to listen to a very remarkable concert tonight: The Vienna
debut of the worldwide acclaimed pianist Zoya Shuhatovich!
From the first tone, everybody knew this was going to be a unique event! Ms.
Shuhatovich is a truly magnificent artist. She masterfully controls the
keyboard and makes the instrument produce magical sound-effects! The melody
always has a singing quality, the harmony is perfectly balanced, and the
sound is always "agreeable to the ears", as Mozart would put it.
Substantial piano, without fading, and a full forte, without any harshness! …
We want Zoya Shuhatovich
sharing her artistry with us again as soon as possible!”
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.”
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”.
New York Concert Review,
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”.
May 2008, Germany:
“She 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
New York Council of the Chopin Foundation “Polonaise Magazine”:October, 2002
“…powerful performance of Zoya
Shuhatovich…..great pianist from Russia”