Dr. Svetlana Kotova is an Associate Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the University of Chile. A native of Russia, she received degrees from Moscow Academic Music College in Theory of Music, University of Chile in Piano Performance, and University of Oregon in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano. She regularly performs concertos with the major Chilean orchestras, including Santiago Philharmonic, Chilean Chamber Orchestra, Chilean Symphony, Camerata Andres Bello, Santiago Classic Orchestra, Talca University Symphony, National Youth Symphony and other ensembles. She has been invited twice to perform in Uruguay with SODRE Symphony, and played with University of Oregon Symphony as the winner of the 2011 UO Concerto Competition.
Dr. Kotova has offered solo and chamber recitals in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, United States, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and across Chile, including milestone first performances on Antarctic continent and Tierra del Fuego. She shared stage with artists like Tony Arnold, Lindsay Deutsch, Eric Aubier, Phillip Smith, Micha Haran, Dame Malvina Major, Andrea Griminelli, and Philippe Bernold, among others. Dr. Kotova appeared in UO Trotter Visiting Professor Series, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Coast Music Festival, UO Faculty Artist Series, UO Guest Artist Series, official concert seasons at the University of Chile, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Providencia Foundation, Beethoven Foundation; she played and conducted Opera Galas with world-class singers, including concerts for the President of Chile and the Ambassador of United States in Chile.
Svetlana’s playing has been qualified in press as “brilliant” “powerful,” “emotional,” “electrifying” and “thrilling.”