A native of Bulgaria, Aleksandra Kocheva began her musical training on the piano at age five. In 1998, she graduated the International School of Music in Sofia and furthered her training at the Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria where she studied piano performance with Teodora Nestorova and received her Bachelor of Music degree in 2002. At that time Aleksandra cofounded Kocheva Duo together with her twin sister Nikoleta Kocheva and foundations “Soros” and”Pro Helvetia” released their debut album for piano duo “Ad Libitum” As a recipient of the prestigious Erasmus award and scholarship given by European Union program for outstanding performance, Aleksandra Kocheva continued studying at the Hochschule für Music und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, Germany, where she studied with Michael Seewann, Marialena Fernandes, Katherine Wickers and Bojidar Noev. In 2004, Ms. Kocheva was invited by “International Stradivarius Competition” in Malta as a jury member and special guest for the Piano Summer Festival. As a very active chamber music Player, Aleksandra worked with such artists as Second Instrumental Unit, conductors Tito Muñoz and Marc Williams, violinist David Fulmer and clarinetist Asuka Yamamoto with whom she co-founded Clara Duo in 2006.
In 2006, Aleksandra earned Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from CUNY Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music, New York. During her study, she was awarded Artur Balsam scholarship and received Chamber Music Live award given for extraordinary achievements in chamber music. She studied with Morey Ritt, Charles Neidich, Michael Lipsey, Daniel Phillips and Marcy Rosen. Aleksandra has been recognized for her artistry in solo recitals and chamber music concerts in United States, Europe and Japan. Her varied repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary works. Ms. Kocheva premiered many compositions by American composers Takuma Tanikawa, Paul Riker and others. On her Merkin Hall debut concert in 2006, she played the world premiere of Milton Babbitt’s Composition for Twelve Instruments. Highlight of her concert series in 2008/09 include Carnegie hall debut, Kocheva Duo debut concerts at Steinway hall and Tonhalle Zürich, and Clara Duo debut concerts in Osaka, Japan.
Ms. Kocheva is an active Piano Teacher, and has been offering her gifts to children and adults of all ages.
Aleksandra Kocheva has joined the faculty of the Piano School of NYC in 2006.