“Wonderful playing with great sense of style.” – Zubin Mehta “An accomplished artist”- The Strad
Eva Kochenkova, a Russian cellist, was born in Tchaikovsky, USSR, where she began her musical education at the age of 6. From the age of 9 she was a First Prize winner in several national competitions. At the age of 13, Eva moved from her parents’ home to Moscow, where she received solo violoncello lessons at the Gnessing High School of Music. She completed her education at the Gnesing High School of Music with Prof. Galina Zubareva, under the consultation of Prof. Natalia Schakhovskaya, Moscow, Russia. Then she continued her education with Prof. Rocco Filippini at Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Milan, Italy. 2002 she took a master education with professor Wolfgang Böttcher in Baden-Baden, Germany. In 2004 she was post graduated as a soloist by studying with Prof. Johannes Goritzki at the Robert- Schumann- Hochschule in Dusseldorf, Germany, and continued her further education in soloist class at the Danish Royal Academy of Music with prof. Henrik Brandstrup, Aarhus, Denmark. She took a several master classes with the most leading cellists, as a Mstislav Rostropowitch, David Geringas, George Faust, Karine Georgian, and got great reference from maestro Zubin Mehta.
At the age of 18 Eva Kochenkova got the position as Solo Cellist in the Chamber Orchestra “Guido Cantelli” under the artistic director and conductor Alberto Veronesi, Milan, Italy. In 1996 she was employed as a Photo- model by the Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani, Milan, Italy. Eva Kochenkova was then employed as a solo cellist in the “European Music Project” Ensemble, based in Berlin, Germany, United Europe Chamber Orchestra, Milan, Italy, Ensemble Instrumental with George Vassilev guitar and James Crabb accordion in Sion, Switzerland. As a Soloist and chamber musician Eva Kochenkova performed regulary at P&O Music Festival at Sea hosted by BBC presenter Richard Baker and Humfrey Burton under the managing director Stephannie Williams. She was a member of the piano trio with violinist and composer Soren Elbaek and pianist and produsser Morten Mogensen, and pano quartet *Forum Musicum*, as well in a duet with pianist Morten Mogensen, with whom they gave numerous concerts throughout Denmark and Europe. Eva is member of *Duo Forum* with pianist and professor Nino Zhvania. Eva Kochenkova plays on Italian instrument, Stradivari Duport model from Cremona made by Sesto Rocchi in 1968, and use the gut strings.