Welcome to Official Website of Kairy Koshoeva!

Music is enough for a whole life time, but a whole life time is not enough for music. S. Rachmaninov



Dr. Kairy Koshoeva is an international award-winning pianist who has performed in Israel, France, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Central Asia, Switzerland and the United States.

In 2004 she was awarded the Rachmaninoff Gold Medal from the International Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia. In 2003 she was awarded the title “Honored Artist of Kyrgyzstan”--the highest distinction of the artist’s native land.

Kairy Koshoeva completed her Doctor of Musical Art degree in Piano Performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music in 2010. She holds bachelor and master’s degrees from Gnessin’s Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia, and an Artist Diploma from the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College, Ohio. She began her studies at age seven at the Mukash Abdraev National School of Music for gifted children in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Over the past 12 years Kairy Koshoeva has won prizes at the Sigma Alpha Iota Concerto Competition in Chautauqua, New York (2001), the D’ Angelo Young Artist Competition in Erie, Pennsylvania (2001), the International Piano Competition in Vicenza, Italy (1999) and the N. Rubinstein competition in Paris, France (1999), among others.

Since 2008 she has been an adjunct faculty member at Kansas City Kansas Community College. From 2004 she was a Teaching Artist at Kansas City Young Audiences and still teaches at Community Music and Dance Academy of UMKC-Conservatory of Music.

In May 2006 she performed as a soloist with the Kansas City Symphony. She was the Artist-in-Residence/collaborative pianist at the University of Central Missouri from 2010-2011. She is also currently adjunct piano faculty at Park University and Rockhurst University. She enjoys teaching at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, which she joined in summer 2011.


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

    Kairy Koshoeva soloist Dimitri Levkovich second piano