At the age of five, she made her first stage appearance and two years later gave her debut with an orchestra performing Mozart’s Concerto No. 17 in the Grand Hall of Moscow State Conservatory. When she was twelve, she gave a full recital at Rachmaninov Hall of Moscow Conservatory that was broadcast on Russian television.
Her teachers have included Mikhail Pletnev at the Central Special Music School and Pavel Nersessian at the Moscow State Conservatory, from which she graduated with distinction in 2012. Subsequently, Chochieva completed two years of postgraduate studies under Professor Jacques Rouvier at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg where she was appointed his assistant in 2013.
Zlata Chochieva has been regularly appearing at world-famous concert halls, most notably at Herkulessaal (Munich), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), The Philharmonie de Paris, Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Sala Verdi (Milan), Tivoli Concert Hall (Copenhagen), Casa da Música (Porto), Belem Cultural Center (Lisbon), Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow), Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Grand Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonia.
Over the years she has acquired many international competition prizes. She has been regularly invited to leading festivals in Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US.