Biography

Jeremy Jackson Photography

Jeremy Jackson Photography

A native of Los Angeles, Thomas Kotcheff (b. 1988) has been establishing himself in Southern California as a successful composer and pianist. His music has been described as “truly beautiful and inspired” (icareifyoulisten.com) and “explosive” (Gramophone magazine). He has received commissions from The Aspen Summer Music Festival and School, The Los Angeles Philharmonic Committee, The Argus Quartet, Peabody Camerata, Trio Appassionata, The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and Sandbox Percussion amongst others.

Photograph by Barry Sattels

Photograph by Barry Sattels

Argus Quartet's new performance video of Thomas Kotcheff's scratch cradle.


Thomas Kotcheff wins The New York Youth Symphony's 2017/18 First Music Commission. His newly commissioned orchestral work will be premiered by The New York Youth Symphony on their performance at Carnegie Hall during the 2017/18 season!