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Anna Petrova
May 3, 2020NEW YORK TIMES FRONT PAGE FEATURE
Tuesday, February 04, 2020REVIEW FROM DEBUT WITH LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA "Phenomenal ... eloquent in presentation and passion" - Annette Skaggs, Louisville Arts
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:
October 9, 2017Currently on tour with violinist Anna Margrethe Nilsen with the Complete Grieg Sonatas for Violin an


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, Petrova was noted for her “ultra-smooth playing style”- New York Fine Arts Examiner. She is an Assistant Professor of Piano at University of Louisville, KY and performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician.

This season Petrova is making her debut with the Louisville Orchestra, performing the Grieg Piano Concerto with conductor Roderick Cox, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 with the DC Strings Orchestra in Washington, DC and Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with Port Angeles Symphony and conductor Jonathan Pasternack. Solo engagements include recitals in the US and Spain, masterclasses in the US and Canada and the release of her first solo album A Slavic Heart, featuring works by Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Vladigerov.
Additionally, Petrova is working on a two-CD set of the complete piano sonatas of Russian composer Samuil Feinberg for NAXOS. She is the Artistic Director and Founder of the Alberto Jonás International School of Music in Valencia, Spain and one of the founding members of the Festival Malaga Clasica.

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 China; performances of Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini and the Second Concerto, 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!”- 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 worked with include Max Bragado-Darman, Bruno Aprea, Ramón Tébar, and Francisco Valero – Terribas.

She has given solo recitals in halls such as Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Brussels’ Conservatoire Royal, Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall, Vienna’s Bösendorfer Hall, Auditorio Ciudad de Leon, Spain and Palau de la Musica Valencia, 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.

A passionate chamber musician, Petrova is a member of two ensembles: the viola-piano Carr-Petrova Duo and the clarinet-viola-piano Iris Trio.

During the past two seasons the Carr-Petrova duo toured internationally with the interdisciplinary project Novel Voices Refugee Aid Project, presenting interactive performances and workshops to refugee communities.
This season the Duo release their debut album "Novel Voices" to critical acclaim on the Melos label and made their Carnegie Hall debut in October, 2019.

The Iris Trio recently toured Germany with an innovative program featuring contemporary composers and recorded their debut album "Hommage and Inspiration" with works by Schumann, Mozart, Kurtág and Weiss. Their future engagements include a CD release tour of Canada and Germany in 2021.

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.

The New York Times front-page feature of outreach work Ben WeiserThe New York Times
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"Deeply moving [...] astonishing musicianship” THE CLASSICAL POST
"Phenomenal ... eloquent in presentation and passion"Annette SkaggsArts-Louisville.com
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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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"Beyond her considerable technical command, the first and main surprise was her acute interpretative personality, which she showed since the first note...A complete artist..."Alfredo Brotons MuñozLEVANTE
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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. Because to this, she was able to achieve very solid interpretations of the pieces, coherent from beginning to end, with a recognizable personal stamp...Roberto San JuanMUNDOCLASSICO
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"Pianist Anna Petrova handled 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
…a beauty of sound and striking expression that is rarely surpassed.” BREMEN WESER KURIER
“The music was superbly chosen and performed with technical brilliance and complete emotional engagement. [...] one of the most compelling viola-piano recitals I have ever encountered. [...] This is a singularly lovely and engaging disc.”
HENRY FOGELFANFARE MAGAZINE
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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 rhythms – as no other. It was impossible to sit still and not be drawn into the piece..."Hans DekkersNelson Star
"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...."Miguel 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 New York
"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"MUNDOCLASSICO
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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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"A real stand-out release [...] the spirit of chamber music is writ large in stimulating performances"COLIN CLARKEFANFARE MAGAZINE
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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"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


Past Performances

October 1-8, 2020
Festival residency at Crescent City Chamber Music Festival
July 21- July 25, 2020
Piano Faculty at FORUM MUSIKAE, International Music Academy,...
May 2, 2020
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Port Angeles Symphon...
March 22, 2020
Recital with cellist Mihai Tetel
February 19, 2020
Recital and presentation at the Nashville School of the Arts
February 1, 2020
Grieg Piano Concerto with Louisville Orchestra
January 31, 2020
Grieg Piano Concerto with Louisville Orchestra
January 19, 2020
Carr-Petrova Duo at MusixEx
January 14, 2020
Glema Mahr Chamber Music Series Carr-Petrova Duo Recital
December 12, 2019
Carr-Petrova Duo Recital in Malaga, Spain
October 28, 2019
Carr-Petrova Duo Carnegie Hall debut
October 26, 2019
Carr-Petrova Duo recital in Fire Island, PMP Program
October 22, 2019
Carr-Petrova Duo Recital in Queens, NY
October 10, 2019
Iris Trio Residency in University of Louisville, KY
September 28, 2019
Carr-Petrova Duo Avaloch Farm retreat
September 11, 2019
Carr-Petrova Duo Residency in Washington DC
September 5, 2019
Carr-Petrova Duo CD release event
July 20, 2019
Recording of Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
July 15, 2019
Piano masterclasses at FORUM MUSIKAE, Madrid
June 14, 2019
Concerto with Iasi Philharmonic conductor Horia Andreescu
June 2, 2019
Solo Recital Sofia Music Weeks
May 8 - May 20th
CD release tour of China
April 28, 2019
Music Ex Series Chamber Music Concert
March 21, 2019
Recital with Guest Artist T. Schwartz, violin
March 16, 2019
Carr-Petrova Duo Recital Bulgaria
March 5, 2019
Carr-Petrova Duo Recital Israel
February 16, 2019
Project: Music Heals Us residency and chamber music concert
February 8, 2019
Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Orchestra Josu De Solaun, ...
February 01, 2019
Solo with Louisville Orchestra
February 1, 2019
Guest Artist Recital Carr-Petrova Duo
January 30, 2019
Carr-Petrova Duo on 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville
January 24, 2019
Novel Voices refugee aid project BENFIT
January 19, 2019
Chamber Music America Showcase Carr-Petrova Duo
January 10, 2019
Sociedad Filarmónica de Málaga Chamber Music Recital with ...
December 2, 2018
Chamber Music Recital at Roerich Museum, NCY
November 19, 2018
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 wtih the Montgomery Sympho...
October 28, 2018
MusicEx Series University of Louisville
October 3, 2018
Carr-Petrova Duo "Novel Voices" Concert at the UN in NYC
September 27, 2018
Faculty Solo Recital University of Louisville
September 14, 2018
Faculty Gala at University of Louisville
August 1, 2018
Recording Project with violist Molly Carr
July 20, 2018
Chamber music with Josu De Solaun, piano PercuFest Valencia
June 6- June 10, 2018
Residency at Málaga Clasica Festival
April 20, 2018
NOVEL VOICES Project tour
April 15, 2018
Recording Iris trio: Homage and Inspiration
April 14, 2018
Iris trio on tour: Homage and Inspiration
April 12, 2018
Iris trio on tour: Homage and Inspiration
April 11, 2018
Iris trio on tour: Homage and Inspiration
April 9, 2018
Iris trio on tour: Homage and Inspiration
April 8, 2018
Iris trio on tour: Homage and Inspiration
April 6, 2018
Iris trio on tour: Homage and Inspiration
March 22, 2018
Virginia Arts Festival Donor event with Josu De Solaun, pia...
March 16, 2018
Solo Recital at Maier Hall
March 3, 2018
Music at Memorial Series Recital: Homage and Inspiration Iri...
March 2, 2018
Music at Memorial Series: Faculty Gala Iris Trio: selestion...
February 16, 2018
Duo Recital with Molly Carr, viola
February 5, 2018
Duo Recital with Molly Carr, viola
February 2, 2018
Duo Recital with Molly Carr, viola Project Music Heals Us
November 19, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonatas for Violin and Piano Anna Nilsen, v...
November 2, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonatas for Violin and Piano Anna Nilsen, v...
October 8, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonatas for Violin and Piano Anna Nilsen, v...
September 17, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonatas for Violin and Piano Anna Nilsen, v...
September 16, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonatas for Violin and Piano Anna Nilsen, v...
September 14, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonatas for Violin and Piano Anna Nilsen, vi...
September 10, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonatas for Violin and Piano Anna Nilsen, v...
September 10, 2017
Complete Grieg Sonatas for Violin and Piano Anna Nilsen, v...
August 26, 2017
Residency at CCCMF, NOLA
April 22, 2017
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on theme by Paganini with Port Angeles...
February 26, 2017
Recital with Rebecca Anderson, violin
February 2-3, 2017
CENTAUR RECORDS SESSION POULENC SOLO PIANO WORKS
January 28-29, 2017
CENTAUR RECORDS SESSION POULENC SOLO PIANO WORKS
January 14, 2017
Chamber Music Concert with Josu de Solaun, piano
January 9, 2017
Recital with Anna Nilsen, violin
December 12, 2016
Chamber music concert with Josu de Solaun, piano Anna Nilsen...
December 10, 2016
Solo recital and Masterclasses in Beijing, China
November 4, 2016
Chamber music concert with Dr. Javier Pinell, violin
October 30, 2016
Chamber music concert with Josu de Solaun, Anna Nilsen and J...
October 23, 2016
Beethoven Triple Concerto with Monterey Symphony Orchestra
October 22, 2016
Beethoven Triple Concerto with Monterey Symphony Orchestra
October 21, 2016
Beethoven Triple Concerto with Monterey Symphony Orchestra
October 18, 2016
TRIO RECITAL
October 1-7, 2016
NAXOS RECORDING SESSION - FEINBERG PIANO SONATAS CD 1
September 22, 2016
Faculty Gala at SHSU
August 20, 2016
Crescent City Chamber Music Festival Residency August 15- 22
August 15, 2016
Crescent City Chamber Music Festival Residency August 15- 22
July 7, 2016
Chamber music recital with violinist Jesús Reina
April 22, 2016
Solo Piano Recital
March 29, 2016
Faculty Chamber Music Concert
March 22, 2016
Duo recital with violinist Rebecca Anderson
March 18, 2016
Chamber Music Concert
February 12, 2016
Duo Recital with violinist Jesus Reina
January 22, 2016
Two piano recital with Josu de Solaun
December 8, 2015
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3
September 21, 2015
Chamber Music Concert
July 12, 2015
Duo Academie Lausanne with Delyana Lazarova, violin
July 4, 2015
Residency at Duo Academie Lausanne, July 4-12
June 14, 2015
Prokofiev Piano Concert No. 1, Y. Kamdzhalov conductor
June 12, 2015
Prokofiev Piano Concert No. 1, Y. Kamdzhalov conductor
May 25 - June 7, 2015
Residency at Malaga#Clasica Festvial
May 14, 2015
Chamber Music at the Virginia Arts Festival
May 12-14, 2015
Chamber Music at the Virginia Arts Festival
April 22, 2015
Solo Recital
April 16, 2015
Chamber Music Recital with violinist Delyana Lazarova
March 1-8, 2015
Music@Menlo Winter Residency
February 10, 2015
Chamber Music Recital with violinist Delyana Lazarova
January 16, 2015
Chamber Music Recital with Delyana Lazarova, violin
December 20, 2014
Music of Janacek and Mendelssohn
December 4, 2014
Chamber Music Recital with violinist Delyana Lazarova
November 5, 2014
Solo Recital at Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series Chicago
September 8, 2014
New Faculty Recital
July 13, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Summer Residency at Music@Menlo Festival
June 4, 2014
Closing concert Mozartfest Würzburg
June 3, 2014
Artist in residence Mozartfest Würzburg
June 2, 2014
Artist in residence Mozartfest Würzburg
June 1, 2014
Artist in residence Mozartfest Würzburg
May 30, 2014
Residency at Málaga Clásica Festival - Norwegian Folk Musi...
May 29, 2014
Residency at Málaga Clásica Festival - American Folk Music
May 27, 2014
Residency at Málaga Clásica Festival - Russian Folk Music
May 26, 2014
Residency at Málaga Clásica Festival - Hungarian Folk Musi...
May 15, 2014
Chamber Music Performance at the Virginia Arts Festival
May 14, 2014
Chamber Music Performance at the Virginia Arts Festival
May 3, 2014
Chamber Music Concert with Josu de Solaun and friends
March 25, 2014
Chamber Music Recital with violinist Delyana Lazarova
March 17, 2014
Chamber Music Concert
March 16, 2014
Chamber Music Concert
February 12, 2014
Benefit Recital for Piano School of NYC
January 19, 2014
Chamber Music Recital with violinist Delyana Lazarova
December 18, 2013
Chamber Music Concert
December 17, 2013
Chamber Music Concert
November 4, 2013
Private Solo Recital
October 16, 2013
Concerto Performance with Soloist from Valencia Symphony Orc...
October 13, 2013
Chamber music recital with violinists Jesus Reina and Anna N...
October 12, 2013
Chamber music recital with violinists Jesus Reina and Anna N...
June 14, 2013
Solo recital
June 9, 2013
Solo recital
May 26, 2013
Chamber Music Concert at Festival Malaga Clasica
May 25, 2013
Chamber Music Concert at Festival Malaga Clasica
May 24, 2013
Chamber Music Concert at Festival Malaga Clasica
May 23, 2013
Chamber Music Concert at Festival Malaga Clasica
May 21, 2013
Chamber Music Concert at Festival Malaga Clasica
May 20, 2013
Chamber Music Concert at Festival Malaga Clasica
May 14, 2013
Chamber Music Performances at 13th Virginia Arts Festival
May 13, 2013
Chamber Music Performances at 13th Virginia Arts Festival
May 11, 2013
Chamber Music at 13th Virginia Arts Festival with Festival ...
May 2, 2013
Chamber Music Concert
January 28, 2013
Private Benefit Recital for Monterey Symphony
January 27, 2013
Soloist with the Monterey Symphony Orchestra
January 26, 2013
Soloist with the Monterey Symphony Orchestra
January 25, 2013
Soloist with the Monterey Symphony Orchestra
October 14, 2012
Soloist with Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra
December 5, 2011
Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time Project
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.http://www.carrpetrovaduo.com/
Iris TrioInternationally acclaimed trio (clarinet, viola, and piano), praised for their "beauty of sound and striking expression."http://www.iristrio.com/
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.http://www.novelvoices.org/
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.http://www.escuelaalbertojonas.com/

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+34 944 104 746
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Romania
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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


Performance Sample
Anna Petrova, piano
Live performances sample
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3
Conductor: Jonathan Pasternack
Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra
Rachmaninoff - Variations on a theme by Corelli, Op. 42
Valencia, Spain
Prokofiev Sonata No. 6, mov. IV
Anna Petrova, Bulgaria http://www.annapetrovapianist.com Live from Belgium
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1
conductor Yordan Kamdzhalov
G. Ligeti, Der Zauberlehrling (from Etudes, Book II)
Mozart concerto K.271, mov. 3,
Philippe Entremont, conductor
LIVE in New York
A.BERG Piano sonata op.1 in B minor
Anna Petrova plays Berg piano sonata op.1 in B minor