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Andrej Hoteev

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Occupation(s)  Classical pianist
Genres  Classical music
Name  Andrej Hoteev
Years active  1983–present
Instruments  Piano

Andrej Hoteev
Born  December 2, 1946 (age 69) Leningrad, Soviet Union (1946-12-02)
Albums  Pure Mussorgsky (Pictures At an Exhibition / Songs and Dances of Death)
Record labels  Edel AG, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Musidisc
Similar People  Anja Silja, Andrei Diev, Thomas Sanderling, Vladimir Fedoseyev, All‑Union Radio and Televisio

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Andrej Ivanovich Hoteev (Андрей Иванович Хотеев/Andrei Chotejew; born December 2, 1946 in Leningrad) is a Russian classical pianist living in Germany.


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Early life

Andrej Hoteev was born in Leningrad. He studied piano at Rimski-Korsakow-Conservatory in Saint Petersburg as well as at Tschaikowski-Conservatory in Moscow with Lev Naumov.


He gave his very first concert in 1983 at the Moscow Conservatory. Other concerts all over Russia followed. His encounter with Svjatoslav Richter in June 1985 at Saint Petersburg had a deep influence on Hoteev's pianistic style. After the recommendation of Valery Gergiev he got the chance to give concerts in the Netherlands at Concertgebouw Amsterdam and in Germany at Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in 1990.

Hoteev's first European tour followed in 1993, including cities in Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium and Spain. In the same year, he recorded his first CD in France. In September 1993 Hoteev played the manuscript version of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition for the first time in the UK at Purcell Room, London. The Russian television of Saint Petersburg broadcast a concert with Hoteev and the Saint Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra in October 1993 from the Greater Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Hall presenting a new version of the 3rd piano concert by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with explanations by the pianist himself, who had rediscovered the original version with three movements after manuscripts by the composer. Also in 1993 he moved to Hamburg with his family.

In 1995 he gave several concerts in France. Among the concert venues on this tour were Salle Pleyel in Paris as well as the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier. He played with the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon and the Concerts Lamoureux Symphony Orchestra Paris.

Hoteev's premiere of the cycle of all three Tchaikovsky concertos in the original versions at the large hall of Moscow Conservatory as well as Tchaikovsky's Fantaisie de Concert for piano and orchestra, in November 1996, which got him worldwide attention and gave him the reputation of a Tchaikovsky expert. Two years later he presented and recorded the same program, along with the Allegro in C minor, as well as the Ungarische Zigeunerweisen by Franz Liszt and Sophie Menter in an orchestration by Tchaikovsky. Another important activity is his work with radio and TV corporations like NDR and Deutschland Radio Berlin in Germany, VARA and VPRO Netherlands, Radio Lugano Switzerland, NHK and TBS in Japan.

In 2006, Andrej Hoteev realized a project with colored light, pictures and music at Greater Hall of the Laeiszhalle Hamburg. As soloist accompanied by Hamburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrey Boreyko he presented the authentic colour light score with Clavier à lumières of Alexander Scriabin's Prometheus: The Poem of Fire rediscovered by himself as well as the original colored light and picture scores by Wassily Kandinsky to Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

In 2014, as a result of his research, Andrej Hoteev presented his new CD recording of Mussorgskys "Pictures at an Exhibition" after original manuscripts from the Russian National Library of St.Petersburg. He found numerous discrepancies compared with conventional sheet music editions that really changed the very essence of the music. The present recording unveils the unconventional, unspoilt music that the composer originally intended. The most important deviations are clearly documented with the use of illustrations from the manuscripts in the accompanying CD booklet. The press says about the expressive power, dynamics, colour richness and intensity of Hoteev’s performance of the Mussorgskys originals " German Record Critics' Award" nomination 2014

In January 2015 has Andrej Hoteev been awarded the "5 Diapason", France for outstanding classical music recordings


Andrej Hoteev regularly works together with conductors like Thomas Sanderling, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Andrey Boreyko, Eri Klas, Pavel Kogan, Avi Ostrowsky, Woldemar Nelsson, Ravil Martynov, Vladislav Chernushenko and Vladimir Altschuler. He also appeares as pianist at recitals e.g. by Robert Holl. Having started in 2006, Andrej Hoteev also works together with soprano Anja Silja having realized several artistic programs with her ever since.

Personal life

Hoteev is married to Russian pianist Olga Hoteeva. Together with her he released a new CD in 2012 with 22 unknown original transcriptions by Sergei Rachmaninoff for piano for four hands after Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty.


  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concert No. 3/Dumka 1993, Accord
  • Tchaikovsky: The four piano concertos, Hungarian Gypsy Melodies, Allegro c-moll in original version. 3 CDs, 1998, KOCH-Schwann
  • Russian songs: Rachmaninoff: 10 songs; Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death; Scriabin: Black Mass Sonata; with Anja Silja, soprano. Recording: Berlin, Jesus Christus Kirche, 2009, RCA Red Seal (Sony Music)
  • Tchaikovsky/Rachmaninoff: Sleeping Beauty/Dornröschen. Great Ballet-Suite for piano for four hands. Andrej Hoteev and Olga Hoteeva, piano. 2012, NCA
  • “Pure Mussorgsky”: Pictures at an Exhibition & Songs and Dances of Death - played from the original manuscripts; Andrej Hoteev(piano) and Elena Pankratova(soprano). Berlin classics / Edel 2014
  • DVDs

  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, 2001
  • Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 6. (Op. 82), 2003
  • References

    Andrej Hoteev Wikipedia

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