HOCKET, United States
HOCKET founders Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, based in Los Angeles, are dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary music. They have premiered dozens of chamber piano works and collaborated with noted performers and groups such as the chamber ensemble eighth blackbird and David Smooke, a long-standing member of Schoenhut’s Artist Roster.
Amidst programming repertoire for two-pianos and piano four-hands, Sarah and Thomas began exploring alternative keyboard instruments. The distinct and lovely sounds produced by toy pianos prompted the incorporation of these unique instruments (specifically, two Schoenhut 37-Key Concert Grands) into their repertoire. HOCKET’s upcoming performance schedule includes innovative interpretations that stunningly portray the beauty and intricacies of toy piano music.