Driven by passion and marked by unmistakable talent, award-winning pianist and musical instructor Aza Torshkoeva is on another level entirely. Her music prowess and understanding of what gets crowds on their feet have made her one of the most sought-after musicians today.
Aza comes from a far north-eastern region in Russia called Kamchatka. Her mother, a piano teacher and a home tutor, played a big role in Aza’s personal and musical development. In 1996, she would start joining music and dance schools. Her schedules piled up fast as Aza would juggle both her academics and creative pursuits.
By her second year of music school, Aza Torshkoeva would join her first competition and land in third place. A month later, she would enter a larger competition and get first prize. Aza would go on to win over thirty regional and international competitions. She would also play multiple shows as a soloist and receive numerous musical scholarships in high school and college. One of her most notable scholarships included one of Russia’s most prestigious presidential scholarships.
In 2007, Aza graduated from college and moved to the United States to pursue bigger opportunities. Since then, she has had a highly decorated professional music career as a pianist all across the nation. Aza has performed all over the nation, traveling to Nevada, New York, Florida, and Chicago to play for some of the biggest orchestras in the industry. Aza has played the music of David Del Tredici and paired up with musical icons like world-known violinists Alejandro Mendoza and Francisco Mendoza, and grammy-award nominee saxophonist Chris Mitchell.
Aza Torshkoeva’s music is nothing short of majestic and mesmerizing. Her adept skill and strong dynamic put her on another level of mastery. She plays with her heart and can bring a new twist to any music genre.
When Aza isn’t on a stage performing for some of the biggest crowds or preparing for them, she is raising the next generation of musicians as a music instructor. Her individualized approach to teaching and coaching has her creating virtuosos at a young age. Currently, she is one of the piano instructors at the State College of Florida. On top of training her students to be world-class musicians and performers, she also helps mold their character by staging concerts for a cause with her students. Once a month, Aza and her class organize piano concerts in partnership with charity organizations to help children fighting sickness.
Recently, Aza also co-founded “Clavus Conservatory,” a music school for children and adults that offers online and in-class lessons. Looking to the future, Aza has a vision for where she wants to be. She hopes to start soon recording music and introducing never before experienced melodies that will set the world of music on fire. All at the same time, she hopes to be a beacon of hope to her students, continually encouraging them to pursue their passions and dreams by leveling their skills every time.
Always on the lookout for opportunities to collaborate, Aza would love to work with more world-class musicians to create concert opportunities, records, and experiences that will leave the world in awe at what the power of music can do to societies everywhere. To learn more about Aza Torshkoeva and follow her music, visit her website, Instagram account and YouTube channel.