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.