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"An excellent pianist" (Kurier, Vienna), "One of the best Russian pianists" (Midi libre, France), "A fanatic of textual authenticism" (Crescendo, Brussels), Andrej Hoteev captivates listeners with his "brilliant, gripping technique", his "brilliantly rousing, grippingly demonic, and at the same time charming and ethereally delicate performances"("Die Welt",Germany), with а breathtaking Drive of Glenn Gould(Noordhollands Dagblad, Netherlands) as "a true successor to the Great Russian traditions."
Internationally acclaimed pianist Andrej Hoteev was born in Leningrad. He studied piano at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in Saint Petersburg with Nathan Perelman and at Tschaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow with Lev Naumov.
His sensational debut took place in the Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in 1983. Additional recitals all over Russia followed. His encounter with Svjatoslav Richter in June 1985 in Saint Petersburg had a deep influence on Hoteev's pianistic style. After the recommendation of Valery Gergiev, he had the opportunity of performing at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (1990). In 1993, Hoteev has solidified his reputation with an outstanding first European tour, including the capitals of Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium and Spain. In the same year, he recorded his first CD in France.
In September 1993, Hoteev played Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (based on the original autograph version) for the first time in the UK at the Purcell Room in London. In October 1993, a telecast from Saint Petersburg followed, wherein he performed with the city’s Philharmonic, presenting a new version of Tchaikovsky’s Third Piano Concerto after rediscovering the original version in three movements.
In 1995, he gave several concerts in France: at the 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's concertos in their original versions took place at the Large hall of the Moscow Conservatory. In addition, his interpretation of Tchaikovsky's Fantaisie de Concert for piano and orchestra (November 1996) based on the original score earned him worldwide recognition increasing his reputation as an expert of Tchaikovsky's music. 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. He has also collaborated with such varied radio and TV corporations as the NDR and Deutschland Radio Berlin in Germany, VARA and VPRO in the Netherlands, Radio Lugano in Switzerland and NHK and TBS in Japan.
In 2006, Andrej Hoteev realized a project with coloured lights, pictures and music at Greater Hall of the Laeiszhalle Hamburg. As soloist accompanied by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrey Boreyko, he presented the authentic colour light score with Clavier à lumières of Scriabin's Prometheus: The Poem of Fire rediscovered by himself as well as the original coloured light and picture scores of Wassily Kandinsky for Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
Andrej Hoteev has collaborated with the following conductors: Thomas Sanderling, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Andrey Boreyko, Eri Klas, Pavel Kogan, Avi Ostrowsky, Woldemar Nelsson, Ravil Martynov, Vladislav Chernushenko and Vladimir Altschuler. He also appears as pianist at recitals e.g. by Robert Holl. Since 2006, Andrej Hoteev has also worked with soprano Anja Silja, issuing several recital discs with the artist.. He has recorded numerous CDs and DVDs for Sony-BMG, KOCH-Schwann, Berlin Classics, NCA/ Membran, Accord/Musidisk and Art & Electronics (USA).
Hoteev is married to the Russian pianist Olga Hoteeva and lives since 1993 in Germany. In 2012, the couple released a CD with 22 unknown original piano transcriptions for four hands by Rachmaninov derived from Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty.