Anna Petrova, Bulgaria, 2019

Tour Dates: 8th May - 20th May, 2019

Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova has been praised for her "hallmark performances" of "excellent technical mastery and powerful control of timbre."

Tour Dates
  • 8th May - 20th May, 2019

 

"Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova has been praised for her "hallmark performances" of "excellent technical mastery and powerful control of timbre.""

- Levante, Spain.

First prize winner of numerous international competitions, including the José Roca (Valencia), Val Tidone (Italy) and Maria Yudina (St. Petersburg), Anna was a semifinalist at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth International Piano Competition in Belgium, 2010, where she performed as soloist with the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia under Paul Goodwin.

At her North-American orchestral debut with conductor Philippe Entremont, which was shortly followed by a second invitation, Petrova was praised for her "ultra-smooth playing style"- New York Fine Arts Examiner. Other conductors she has played with include Bruno Aprea, JoAnn Falletta, Ramón Tébar, and Francisco Valero-Terribas.

Highlights of recent seasons include a solo tour of Chile, performances of Prokofiev Piano Concerto no. 3 with conductor Jonathan Pasternack, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1 with Bulgarian conductor Yordan Kamdzhalov, Mozart Piano Concerto K. 415 with the Monterey Symphony Orchestra of California under Max Bragado-Darman, the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra under David Kunkel, Bach Keyboard Concerti with Valencia Eutherpe Camerata, Chopin Concerto in E minor with Symphony of the Kootenays in Canada under Bruce Dunn.

She has given solo recitals in halls such as Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Brussels' Conservatoire Royal, Carnegie's Weil Recital Hall, Chicago's Preston Bradley Hall, Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall in Bratislava, Vienna's Bösendorfer Hall, Teatro Cervantes in Málaga, Auditorio Ciudad de Leon and Palau de la Musica in Valencia.

Anna performs extensively as a chamber musician. In May, 2015 the duo Petrova-Lazarova was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the First Castilla y Leon International Chamber Music Competition. Recent chamber music engagements include residencies at Music@Menlo Festival in California, Málaga Clásica Festival in Spain, Virginia Arts Festival in Virginia and Mozartfest in Würzburg, Germany.

Her recording of Stravinsky's Les Noces with members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Choir under conductor JoAnn Falletta will be released on Naxos in 2015. Curently she is working on a two-CD set of the piano sonatas of Russian composer Samuil Feinberg, for the same label.

In May 2016 Petrova graduated as a full scholarship student from the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New York's Manhattan School of Music, where her main teachers have been Horacio Gutiérrez and André-Michel Schub. She now divides her time between New York and Houston, Texas, where she has recently joined the piano faculty at Sam Houston State University, a position which she combines with a very active career as a recitalist, concert soloist and chamber musician. Her performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, New York's WQXR,Chicago's WFMT, and Bulgarian National Radio and Television.

 
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