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Anna Petrova
May 28, 2015At Malaga Clasica Festival! The festival concerts start tomorrow! Check it out here:http://www.malagaclasica.com
Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova has been praised for her “hallmark performances” of “excellent technical mastery and powerful control of timbre.” – Levante, Spain. Prizewinner 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, Anna 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 Prokofiev’s Third Concerto with the Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jonathan Pasternack, performances of 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, and the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra under David Kunkel. 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, Auditorio Ciudad de Leon and Palau de la Musica in Valencia. Her future performances include a solo tour of China, performances of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Monterey Symphony Orchestra and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini with the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra. Anna performs extensively as a chamber musician. Recent chamber music engagements include residencies at Málaga Clásica Festival in Spain, Virginia Arts Festival in Virginia; Mozartfest in Würzburg, Germany, where she worked with distinguished artist Jörg Widmann and Christof Weiss; and Music@Menlo Festival in California, with members of New York's Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. 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 2016. 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.
Among her artistic gifts, Petrova knows how to portray the beauty of the silence between the notes. The andante movement proved especially breathtaking.Barbara Rose ShulerMonterey Herald
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La irresistible elegancia de Anna PetrovaMiguel Angel NepomucenoDiario de Leon
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No menos relevante fue la interpretación del violinista malagueño Jesús Reina y la pianista búlgara Anna Petrova de la sonata de Janacek. Con una notable conjunción, supieron hacer un análisis sonoro de la obra, destacando en el primer movimiento el tono apasionado y rapsódico de su ejecución. En la Balada, el profundo lirismo con el trataron su discurso, seguido del tercer movimiento, un Allegretto de sombrío diálogo. En el Finale, desarrollaron todos los contrastes y ambientes expresivos que pide este tiempo, dejando la sensación en el oyente que ambos intérpretes se había vaciado en la interpretación de esta abrumadora obra. Ante tanta tensión, nada mejor que terminar el programa con la Suite del ballet 'Cascanueces' de Tchaikovsky en una bien ideada versión para dos pianos. Josu de Solaun y Anna Petrova demostraron cómo se puede trascender en una música tan relajante y sugestiva.JOSÉ ANTONIO CANTÓNEl Mundo
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Petrova, appearing for the first time as soloist with the Monterey Symphony, won the hearts of the audience with a sparkling performance of the outer movements and charmed us with her sweet playing of the aria-like second movement. There was a lot of vitality in her crisp playing, and she made the most of Mozart’s surprising excursions into unexpected tonalities and moments of Sturm und Drang. It was in the final Rondo movement that she made her strongest impression, for it was Mozart at his best, bringing out in Petrova an impetuous excitement that stirred the audience to its feet at its conclusionLyn BronsonPeninsula Reviews
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...stunning performance at Nelson's Capital Theatre. When completed, an unprecedented standing ovation, amidst loud “Bravo's,” burst loose – before the Chopin/Beethoven concert's intermission! A feat never witnessed before by long standing members of the Nelson Overture Concerts Society.

When Anna Petrova reached the Rondo – Vivace, the last movement, she was simply supreme. Enjoying the advantage of her Eastern European origins and upbringing, she gave expression to Chopin's Mazurka – Polish folk dance ryhtms – as no other. It was impossible to sit still and not be drawn into the piece...Hans DekkersNelson Star
Pianist Anna Petrova handled the numerous trills throughout the piece with ease. Her ultra-smooth playing style belied the fact the piano is essentially a percussion instrument...Eugene ChanNew York Fine Arts Examiner
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Calm and assured on the stage, the pianist exuded a deep feeling of having everything under control. It didn’t matter how difficult the works performed were: Anna Petrova seemed to have always a very clear idea of the quality of sound that she was looking for and how to achieve it. Each gesture and type of touch seemed to have been thought out, studied, and interiorized. Thanks to this, she was able to achieve very solid interpretations of the pieces, coherent from beginning to end and with a recognizable personal stamp...MUNDOCLASSICO
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Beyond her considerable technical command, the first and main surprise was her accute interpretative personality, which she showed since the first note...A complete artist...LEVANTE
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This young bulgarian pianist, residing in New York, came back to Leon to offer a recital where she exhibited again a solid artistic maturity, that seems to spring both from her technical and intellectual command of the pieces, achieved after an obvious process of their interiorization and assimilation...MUNDOCLASSICO
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Anna captured the audience in her native Plovdiv with an exquisite recital during the Chamber Music Festival. She played impressively, precise, elegant, mature, memorably....with incredible creative power and spark - as only she can...Maritza, Bulgaria
A su belleza y elegancia, Petrova une ese carisma de identidad que no es otro que su tremenda claridad y transparencia en el fraseo y un cuidado ataque que no da resquicio a la duda o a la superficialidad. Todo está bajo control y todo resulta natural y sincero....Diario de Leon
The lush, romantic, rhythmic melodies of Edvard Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor were played with intense feeling and perfect balance by Cecee Pantikian and pianist Anna Petrova...Musical Prelacy

Upcoming Performances

October 1-7, 2016
NAXOS RECORDING SE...
October 18, 2016
TRIO RECITAL
October 21, 2016
Beethoven Triple C...
October 22, 2016
Beethoven Triple C...
October 23, 2016
Beethoven Triple C...
October 30, 2016
Chamber music conc...
November 4, 2016
Chamber music conc...
November 16, 2016
Solo recital and M...
January 9, 2017
Recital with Anna ...
January 28-29, 2017
CENTAUR RECORDS SE...
February 2-3, 2017
CENTAUR RECORDS SE...
February 26, 2017
Recital with Rebec...
April 22, 2017
Rachmaninoff Rhaps...
September 16, 2017
Complete Grieg Son...


Past Performances

September 22, 2016
Faculty Gala at SHSU
August 20, 2016
Crescent City Chambe...
August 15, 2016
Crescent City Chambe...
July 7, 2016
Chamber music recita...
April 22, 2016
Solo Piano Recital
March 29, 2016
Faculty Chamber Musi...
March 22, 2016
Duo recital with vio...
March 18, 2016
Chamber Music Concer...
February 12, 2016
Duo Recital with vio...
January 22, 2016
Two piano recital wi...
December 8, 2015
Prokofiev Concerto N...
September 21, 2015
Chamber Music Concer...
July 12, 2015
Duo Academie Lausann...
July 4, 2015
Residency at Duo Aca...
June 14, 2015
Prokofiev Piano Conc...
June 12, 2015
Prokofiev Piano Conc...
May 25 - June 7, 2015
Residency at Malaga#...
May 14, 2015
Chamber Music at the...
May 12-14, 2015
Chamber Music at the...
April 22, 2015
Solo Recital
April 16, 2015
Chamber Music Recita...
March 1-8, 2015
Music@Menlo Winter R...
February 10, 2015
Chamber Music Recita...
January 16, 2015
Chamber Music Recita...
December 20, 2014
Music of Janacek and...
December 4, 2014
Chamber Music Recita...
November 5, 2014
Solo Recital at Dame...
September 8, 2014
New Faculty Recital
July 13, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Summer Residency at ...
June 4, 2014
Closing concert Moza...
June 3, 2014
Artist in residence ...
June 2, 2014
Artist in residence ...
June 1, 2014
Artist in residence ...
May 30, 2014
Residency at Málaga...
May 29, 2014
Residency at Málaga...
May 27, 2014
Residency at Málaga...
May 26, 2014
Residency at Málaga...
May 18 - May 25, 2014
Masterclasses at Má...
May 15, 2014
Chamber Music Perfor...
May 14, 2014
Chamber Music Perfor...
May 3, 2014
Chamber Music Concer...
March 25, 2014
Chamber Music Recita...
March 17, 2014
Chamber Music Concer...
March 16, 2014
Chamber Music Concer...
February 12, 2014
Benefit Recital for ...
January 19, 2014
Chamber Music Recita...
December 18, 2013
Chamber Music Concer...
December 17, 2013
Chamber Music Concer...
November 4, 2013
Private Solo Recital
October 16, 2013
Concerto Performance...
October 13, 2013
Chamber music recita...
October 12, 2013
Chamber music recita...
June 14, 2013
Solo recital
June 9, 2013
Solo recital
May 26, 2013
Chamber Music Concer...
May 25, 2013
Chamber Music Concer...
May 24, 2013
Chamber Music Concer...
May 23, 2013
Chamber Music Concer...
May 21, 2013
Chamber Music Concer...
May 20, 2013
Chamber Music Concer...
May 14, 2013
Chamber Music Perfor...
May 13, 2013
Chamber Music Perfor...
May 11, 2013
Chamber Music at 13t...
May 2, 2013
Chamber Music Concer...
January 28, 2013
Private Benefit Reci...
January 27, 2013
Soloist with the Mon...
January 26, 2013
Soloist with the Mon...
January 25, 2013
Soloist with the Mon...
October 14, 2012
Soloist with Virgini...
December 5, 2011
Messiaen Quartet for...
September 15, 2011
Private Recital
May 11, 2011
Solo Recital
February 22, 2011
Solo Recital
February 15, 2011
Solo Recital
February 13, 2011
Solo Recital
February 8, 2011
Solo Recital
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No.9 in E-flat Major, K. 271
I. Allegro
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No.9 in E-flat Major, K. 271
II. Andantino
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No.9 in E-flat Major, K. 271
III. Rondo (Presto)
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PUBLICITY PHOTOS


Prokofiev Sonata No. 6, mov. IVAnna Petrova, Bulgaria http://www.annapetrovapianist.com Live from Belgiumshareview
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3Conductor: Jonathan Pasternack
Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra
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Mozart concerto K.271, mov. 3,Philippe Entremont, conductor
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Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1conductor Yordan Kamdzhalovshareview
Rachmaninoff - Variations on a theme by Corelli, Op. 42Valencia, Spainshareview
G. Ligeti, Der Zauberlehrling (from Etudes, Book II)shareview
A.BERG Piano sonata op.1 in B minorAnna Petrova plays Berg piano sonata op.1 in B minorshareview