Russian born Dr. Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan is one of the most significant pianist of our
Praised as “an admirably gifted
performer’’ by Yuri Temirkanov, “the pianist of great talent, having
extraordinary skills and boundless musicality” by Mikhail Pletnev
and a “true artist” by Yefim Bronfman, Victoria is the winner of The
Stravinsky Piano Competition, Andorra Piano Competition, E-Piano
Competition in Minneapolis and I International Piano Competition In
Korea among others.
As a soloist, Victoria performed with
major orchestras in concert halls such as the Big Hall of the Moscow
Conservatory, Concertgebouw, Koln Philharmonic, Nurnberg
Meistersinger Hall, Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Salle Pleyel in
Paris and concertized throughout Russia, USA, Canada, Germany,
Italy, Austria, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey, Egypt, France,
Azerbaijan and Korea under the baton of Mikhail Pletnev, Mark
Gorenstein, Pavel Kogan, Arnold Katz, Nikolai Alekseev, Maxim
Schostakovich, Vladimir Ziva, Alexander Vedernikov, Mark Russell
Smith, Charles Ansbacher and Laurent Petitgirard.
Two recent recordings featuring
Beethoven Piano Concertos by Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan Released
under Art Classic Company label received critical acclaim for its
distinguished imagination and stylistic precision.
Born in Moscow, 1978 as the
granddaughter of the famous violinists Leonid Kogan and Elizaveta
Gilels, Victoria started to play the piano at the age of 5. One year
later she debuted at the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Her mother Prof. Dr. Nina Kogan is
working at the Moscow Conservatory. Her uncle Pavel Kogan is a
Russian violinist and conductor who currently leads the Moscow State
Victoria received her M.M. and D.M.A.
from the Moscow Conservatory where she studied with Lev Vlassenko,
Sergei Dorensky and Pavel Nersessian. Her masterclasses include
studying with Andreas Stayer, Dmitry Bashkirov, Claude Frank,
William Nabore and Jose Feghali.
Faculty in Moscow Conservatory since
2007 and Seokyeong University in Seoul since 2014. Victoria is also
a frequent guest of famous international music Festivals, such as
The Corinthian Summer Music Festival in Austria, Summit Music
Festival and Mannes Keyboard Festival in the USA, the Musiktage
Koblenz in Germany, Nuit Classiques de Ramatuelle and Nuits du Piano
d’Erbalunga in France.
Her past performances include
concerts in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg,
Odessa, Baku, South Korea, Israel, USA, Japan and Argentina. After
her 2017 arrival in Canada Victoria performed Tchaikovsky Piano
Concerto No.1 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto with Ontario Symphony
Orchestra conducted by Maestro Sabatino Vacca.