Zoya Abolitz

Zoya Abolits was born in Moscow. She graduated from the Cnessins Music School (classes of Elena Grigorieva), the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire (classes of Professor Valery Kastelsky) and the Post-Graduate Courses at the Moscow Conservatoire (chamber ensemble classes of Professor Tatiana Gaidamovich). While at the Conservatoire she also studied organ playing (classes of Professor Lyubov Shishkhanova) and harpsichord playing (classes of Yury Martynov). She is a prize winner of international chamber music festivals in the USA (1991) and Japan (1994).

In 1987-1997 she played the piano in the "Russian Viola" Duet with Honored Artist of Russia Svetlana Stepchenko, in 1996-2000 she played in a duet with Mikhail Adamovich.

Since 2009 she has been the pianist at the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under Vladimir Spivakov. She is a permanent consultant of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation.

Zoya Abolits taught at the Academic College of Music at the Moscow Conservatory, led Chamber Ensemble Classes and, was an assistant to Professor Tatiana Gaidamovich at the Moscow Conservatoire. In 1991-2009 she worked as an accompanist at the Moscow Conservatoire in the classes of Professor Stanislav Kalinin and Professor Gennady Rozhdestvensky.

The artiste has made numerous recordings on CDs and archival records for the Radio. In 2015 she was awarded the title of "Honored Artist of Russia".