Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan

Russian born Canadian pianist Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan is one of the most significant
performers of our time. 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 many competitions, such as Valsessia Musica
International Competition (Italy), Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition (Moscow,
Russia), the Stravinsky Piano Competition, Andorra Piano Competition, Minneapolis E-Piano
Competition, and the Gyeongnam International Music Competition, (South Korea).

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 Schostakovicn, 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 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. 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.

Former faculty member at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Seokyeong University in
Seoul, Korea, 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, Music Niagara Festival, and Festival of
the Sound in Canada.

Her upcoming performances include concerts in Canada, USA, Mexico, Lithuania, Japan, Israel,
Azerbaijan, South Korea, Argentina and Russia.