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Kairy Koshoeva earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She also earned a bachelor's and a master's degree from the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow, and an Artist Diploma certificate from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (OH).

Dr. Koshoeva has garnered awards from around the globe, including the top prizes at the International Piano Competition in Vicenza, Italy, and the N. Rubinstein Competition in Paris; the Gold Medal at the 2004 Rachmaninoff Awards in Moscow; and first prize at the Chautauqua Music Festival concerto competition in New York. In 2003, her home country awarded her the prestigious title of Honored Artist of Kyrgyzstan. She has performed in Israel, France, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Switzerland and the United States.

In 2013, Dr. Koshoeva received the Marian Bowker Davidson Collaborative Pianist Award for her Kansas City performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations with the Owen/Cox Dance Group. She also won the 2015 Berta Eisberg Award for collaboration with Owen/Cox in a performance of Hindemith's Ludus Tonalis. She has studied with great musicians including Bella Zubok, Faina Kharmatz, Michael Burshtin (Kyrgyzstan/Israel), Vera Nosina (Moscow), Monique Duphil (Oberlin), and Robert Weirich (UMKC); and had the privilege of being coached by renowned pianist Lazar Berman in Weimar Master Classes.

Dr. Koshoeva enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. In addition to her own performances, she adjudicates in different piano competitions nationally and internationally. While living in Kansas City, she taught music at many institutions of higher learning, including Avila University, Park University, Rockhurst University, the University of Missouri at Kansas City and the University of Kansas. In 2015 she joined the faculty of The New School for Music Study and teaches privately in the Princeton area. Many of her students have won prestigious piano competitions, some leading to performances in Carnegie Hall.


Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Ballet "The Nutcracer"

Tchaikovsky-Pletnev - Russian Dance from the Concert Suite from the Ballet "The Nutcracer"

Chopin - Etude No.5 in G Flat Major, opus 10

Bach - Prelude and Fugue in E Minor from WTC second Book 2 ( fragment)

Recordings - YouTube Videos

  • Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op.43 – Chautauqua Music Festival New York July 8th 2002

  • Bach - Prelude and Fugue in E Minor (from WTC book two); Beethoven - Sonata Op 31/3 (first movement)

    Tchaikovksy - August "Harvest" (The Seasons); Chopin - Etude Op 10 No 5

    Liszt - La Campanella (from Transcendental Etudes After Paganini)

  • Sergei Bortkiewicz - Preludes Op.40

    Live Performance from Kansas Public Radio 91.5

  • Dvorak Piano Quintet in A Major op.81

    Grace and Holly Trinity Cathedral Kansas City April 2005

    Susan Goldenberg (violin) Ziva Patt-Rappaport (violin) Erin White (viola) Sascha Groschang (cello) Kairy Koshoeva (piano)

  • Rachmaninov Concerto No 3 in D Minor Op 30,1 Mvt. – Rachmaninov - Piano concerto No.3 1st Movement Allegro ma non tanto – airy Koshoeva soloist Dimitri Levkovich second piano

  • Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor

    Kairy Koshoeva (piano) Susan Goldenberg (violin) Ziva Patt (violin) Erin White (viola)

    Sascha Groschang (cello), Grace and Holly Trinity Cathedral Kansas City April 2005

  • Cesar Franck Sonata in A for flute and piano/second movement

  • Kairy Koshoeva plays Mash Botoi Ogonbaev/Burshtin                                                                     

  • Spanish Rhapsody by F.Liszt                                             

  • Chopin Tarantella Op 43 Performed. – Shiva Balasubramanian June 2017                        

  • Amy playing The Lark by Glinka/Balakirev.                                                              


  • Fountain In the Rain by Gillock.                                                                     


  • RCM winners recital 12.05.2020                                                                     


  • Winner’s recital - Elite Music Competition 2021                                                                     


  • Toccata by Khachaturian ▪online piano lesson                                                                     


  • My 12 y.o. student Lilly playing Invention in C Major by J.S.Bach 06.10.2020                                                                     



Photo with My Student