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Photography © Ario Omidvar 2024

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Katarina Kochetova (UA/RS) is a jazz pianist, composer, vocalist and arranger. She distinguished herself as one of the leading voices in the European jazz scene.

Katarina studied classical piano for 7 years and at the age of 13, she was admitted to music high school "K. Stankovic" in Belgrade (RS) on the jazz department.

When she turned 17, Kochetova decided to pursue her higher music education in Austria's "Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna". She seized an opportunity to be an exchange student in Stockholm (SE) on "Royal College of Music", where she spent the past year being an active musician on Stockholm’s jazz scene. In 2022 she completed her undergraduate studies and currently she is a Master of Arts student in Vienna (AT).


She has played with many established jazz musicians such as Jure Pukl, Alex HitchcockJoe SandersBen TiberioFelix Rossy, Håkan Broström, Robert Nordmark,

Vladimir KostadinovicKarl-Henrik Ousbäck and many others.

In 2023, Kochetova recorded her debut album "Beyond Motion" of all original music in trio, featuring Jure Pukl on tenor sax and Joander Cruz on alto sax.

The release of the album is in June 2024.

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