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Anna Petrova
January 23, 2018The Alberto Jonás Piano School is opening its doors this May, 2018!The Alberto Jonaás Piano School, of which I am a Co-founder and Artistic Director , will be opening its doors for the first season this May in Valencia, Spain. For more information visit:http://escuelaalbertojonas.com
October 9, 2017Currently on tour with violinist Anna Margrethe Nilsen with the Complete Grieg Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Bulgarian pianist, Anna Petrova, is praised for her “artistic, clear and enlightened” performances [BBC Magazine.]

At her New York orchestral debut with conductor Philippe Entremont, shortly followed by a second invitation, Petrova was noted for her “ultra-smooth playing style”- New York Fine Arts Examiner. She has recently joined the piano faculty at the University of Louisville and performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician.

This season Petrova is in Norway and Spain with Norwegian violinist Anna Margrethe Nilsen on a CD release tour with the Complete Grieg Sonatas for violin and piano (Centaur Records, 2017). As the pianist of the clarinet-viola-piano trio Iris, Petrova will tour Canada and Germany with an innovative program of classical repertoire paired with works by living composers. She has been involved intensely in the founding and launching of the Alberto Jonás International School of Music in Valencia, Spain, which will open its door this June. Other activities include return engagements as a soloist in the US and Spain, a masterclass in the Jose Iturbi Valencia Conservatory, and chamber music appearances at festivals in the US and Europe. Currently, she is working on a two-CD set of the complete piano sonatas of Russian composer Samuil Feinberg for NAXOS.
A solo recital CD as well as a number of chamber music recordings will be released on Centaur Records in 2018.

Highlights of recent seasons include a recording of Stravinsky's Les Noces with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and conductor JoAnn Falletta, Virginia Arts Festival (NAXOS, 2016); a solo tour of Chile; a masterclass and solo recital in Beijing, China, and performances of Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini, Prokofiev First and Third Piano Concertos, and the Beethoven Triple Concerto. At her return engagement with the Monterey Symphony Orchestra, CA, the Peninsula Reviews wrote: “There was a lot of vitality in her crisp playing […]bringing out in Petrova an impetuous excitement that stirred the audience to its feet at its conclusion.”- Lyn Bronson.

Prizewinner of numerous international competitions, including the José Roca (Spain), Bösendorfer (Bulgaria) and Maria Yudina (Russia), Petrova was a semifinalist at the Queen Elizabeth International Piano Competition in Belgium, where she performed as a soloist with the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia under Paul Goodwin. Other conductors she has played with include Max Bragado-Darman, Bruno Aprea, Ramón Tébar, Francisco Valero – Terribas, and Jonathan Pasternack.
She has given solo recitals in halls such as Carnegie’s Weil Recital Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Brussels’ Conservatoire Royal, Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall, Vienna’s Bösendorfer Hall, Auditorio Ciudad de Leon and Palau de la Musica in Spain.
Her performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio Performance Today, New York’s WQXR, Chicago’s WFMT, and Bulgarian National Radio and Television.

Petrova holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music, where her main teachers have been Horacio Gutiérrez and André-Michel Schub.
Her future engagements include Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 2 with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra and a North-American tour with violist Molly Carr with a program by American and English composers (Carter, Liebermann, Bridge and Clarke.)

Last updated Feb. 2018

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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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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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
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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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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...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
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...Roberto San JuanMUNDOCLASSICO
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La irresistible elegancia de Anna PetrovaMiguel Angel NepomucenoDiario 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
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
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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Upcoming Performances

October 28, 2018
MusicEx Series University of...
November 19, 2018
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto ...
February 8, 2019
Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos...
May 8 - May 20th
Naxos CD release tour of Ch...


Past Performances

October 3, 2018
Carr-Petrova Duo "No...
September 27, 2018
Faculty Solo Recital...
September 14, 2018
Faculty Gala at Univ...
August 1, 2018
Recording Project wi...
July 20, 2018
Chamber music with J...
une 6- June 10, 2018
Residency at Málaga...
April 20, 2018
NOVEL VOICES Project...
April 15, 2018
Recording Iris trio:...
April 14, 2018
Iris trio on tour: H...
April 12, 2018
Iris trio on tour: H...
April 11, 2018
Iris trio on tour: H...
April 9, 2018
Iris trio on tour: H...
April 8, 2018
Iris trio on tour: H...
April 6, 2018
Iris trio on tour: H...
March 22, 2018
Virginia Arts Festiv...
March 16, 2018
Solo Recital at Maie...
March 3, 2018
Music at Memorial Se...
March 2, 2018
Music at Memorial Se...
February 16, 2018
Duo Recital with Mol...
February 5, 2018
Duo Recital with Mol...
February 2, 2018
Duo Recital with Mol...
November 19, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonat...
November 2, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonat...
October 8, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonat...
September 17, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonat...
September 16, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonat...
September 14, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonat...
September 10, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonat...
September 10, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonat...
August 26, 2017
Residency at CCCMF, ...
April 22, 2017
Rachmaninoff Rhapsod...
February 26, 2017
Recital with Rebecca...
February 2-3, 2017
CENTAUR RECORDS SESS...
January 28-29, 2017
CENTAUR RECORDS SESS...
January 14, 2017
Chamber Music Concer...
January 9, 2017
Recital with Anna Ni...
December 12, 2016
Chamber music concer...
December 10, 2016
Solo recital and Mas...
November 4, 2016
Chamber music concer...
October 30, 2016
Chamber music concer...
October 23, 2016
Beethoven Triple Con...
October 22, 2016
Beethoven Triple Con...
October 21, 2016
Beethoven Triple Con...
October 18, 2016
TRIO RECITAL
October 1-7, 2016
NAXOS RECORDING SESS...
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
Carr-Petrova DuoDescribed as “ravishing" (Strad), "enlightened" (BBC), "explosive” (Virginia Gazette), and "irresistibly elegant" (Diario de Leon), violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova are rapidly becoming one of the foremost duo ensembles on today's musical scene.read more...
Novel VoicesNovel Voices is a project designed to give voice and visibility, through music and film, to the lives and struggles of both local and international refugee communities, and to encourage audiences and artists alike to become connected and involved. It will bring free classical music concerts to displaced populations while increasing awareness of and raising support for both U.S.-based and international refugee-aid programs.read more...
Alberto Jonás International School of MusicThe Alberto Jonás International School of Music, founded as a personal initiative of pianists Josu De Solaun and Anna Petrova, with the double objective of honoring the memory of the illustrious Spanish pianist and of sharing with the new generations of musicians the knowledge gathered during their more than 15 years of musical and pianistic studies in the USA.read more...
Iris TrioInternationally acclaimed trio (clarinet, viola, and piano), praised for their "beauty of sound and striking expression."- BREMEN WESER KURIERread more...

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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 Concerto No. 1, National Bulgarian TelevisionAnna Petrova, piano
Yordan Kamdzhalov, conductor
Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra
Bulgaria Hall, Sofia
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Anna Petrova, Concerti SampleProkofiev Concerto No. 3 Interview for Bulgarian National Television (5:15) Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini (6:45) Prokofiev Concerto No. 1, Cade...shareview
Anna Petrova, Chamber Music SampleRavel Piano Trio Iris Trio, Premiere of contemporary composer Christof Weiss, Germany (1:42) Schumann Piano Trio No.1 (3:36) Bernstein "Maria" from Westside ...shareview
Rachmaninoff - Variations on a theme by Corelli, Op. 42Valencia, Spainshareview
G. Ligeti, Der Zauberlehrling (from Etudes, Book II)shareview
Prokofiev Sonata No. 6, mov. IVAnna Petrova, Bulgaria http://www.annapetrovapianist.com Live from Belgiumshareview
Mozart concerto K.271, mov. 3,Philippe Entremont, conductor
LIVE in New York
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Prokofiev Concerto No. 3Conductor: Jonathan Pasternack
Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra
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A.BERG Piano sonata op.1 in B minorAnna Petrova plays Berg piano sonata op.1 in B minorshareview