HOCKET is a cutting-edge piano duo based in Los Angeles. Lauded as “brilliant” by Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times and as an "adventurous young ensemble" by The New Yorker, members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff are both pianist-composers dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary music. They have performed in some of the most exciting festivals and venues across the country including The Bang on Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, MATA Festival in New York City, Aspen Music Festival & School, Carlsbad Music Festival, and Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Noon to Midnight festival. Together, they have premiered more than 100 chamber and solo works and have collaborated with the premier, new music ensembles Eighth Blackbird and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. HOCKET has received grants from the Presser Foundation and The Earle Brown Music Foundation and has been a selected artist in Firebird Ensemble's Outstanding Young Artists Initiative and fellows at the Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab.
HOCKET is a performing artist on the Schoenhut Piano Company Artist Roster.
Sarah Gibson & Thomas Kotcheff, pianos