HOCKET is a cutting edge piano duo based in Los Angeles. Brought together by their passion for sharing exciting and eclectic chamber music with the world, members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff are both pianist-composers dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary music. They have both been featured performers of University of Southern California's Thornton Edge for many years and have performed in some of the most exciting venues in Southern California. Together, they have premiered dozens of chamber and solo piano works and have collaborated with the premier, new music ensemble eighth blackbird. HOCKET is a recipient of a Presser Foundation Award to fund two upcoming commercial recordings and has been a selected artist in Firebird Ensemble's Outstanding Young Artists Initiative. HOCKET is a performing artist on the Schoenhut Piano Company Artist Roster.
In 2015/16, HOCKET will start their season in residency at The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA followed immediately by a residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute where they will collaborate with Kettle Corn New Music composers Alex Weiser, Emily Cooley, and Ryan Harper on three new commissions. The 2015/16 season will also include HOCKET's debut recording to include newly commissioned works by composers Sean Friar, Aaron Holloway-Nahum, David Werfelmann, Jeffrey Parola, and Jordan Nelson.
For more information, visit www.hocket.org