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Svetlana Gorokhovich

  • Degrees and StudiesM.A., Kazan State Conservatory (Russia); Diploma, Leningrad State Conservatory
  • Music Conservatory of WestchesterFaculty since 1997

Born in: Kazan, Russia

Performances and Distinctions: Svetlana Gorokhovich is an internationally recognized pianist and recording artist who has appeared in major concert halls in the United States, Germany, Italy, Holland, Japan, the Caribbean, and Iceland. In New York she has appeared in Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall.  Ms. Gorokhovich performs with Irena Portenko as a piano duo in the U.S. and Germany, and with cellist Misha Quint with whom she has made numerous recordings, including “Tempo Trapezio” (2014) on the Blue Griffin label, “One Piano Four Hands” (2012) for SMH Records, and “Valse Sentimentale” (2010) for Volshebnik Productions. From 1991-1996 Svetlana collaborated with internationally acclaimed violinist Dmitri Berlinsky, touring worldwide. Their unique recording of Russian chamber music compositions, Souvenir D’un Lieu Cher (Helicon), released in 1997, received enthusiastic reviews. Ms. Gorokhovich is a winner of International Bartok-Kabalevsky Piano Competition at Radford University (1997) and IBLA International Competition in Italy (1999). 

Statement of Teaching Philosophy: "My teaching philosophy is based on the concept of the uniqueness of each student’s individuality. Therefore, my goal is to discover distinctive personality of every student and to bring it to the higher artistic level. I pursue my students to develop deep interest and passion in music as a form of art and use it as a means to express themselves and to make it their lifelong companion. I believe in combination of inspiration, strict discipline and warm personal relation with every student and their family."