29 Apr Anna Petrova
Bulgarian pianist, Anna Petrova, praised for her “artistic, clear and enlightened” performances [BBC Magazine,] performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician. She has won top prizes and recognitions at numerous international competitions, including the Jose Roca International Competition, Spain and the Queen Elizabeth Piano Competition, Belgium. Recent highlights include her New York City debut with conductor Philippe Entremont, a recording of Stravinsky’s Les Noces with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and conductor JoAnn Falletta (Naxos,) and solo and chamber music residencies at festivals across North America, Europe and Asia. In 2022 her debut solo CD “Slavic Heart” was released to critical acclaim on Germany’s Solo Musica label. Currently, she is working on a two-CD set of the complete piano sonatas of Russian composer, pianist and pedagogue, Samuil Feinberg for Naxos. An avid chamber musician, Petrova is a member of two award-winning ensembles: the viola-piano Carr-Petrova Duo, and the clarinet-viola-piano Iris Trio. In 2018 Petrova was honored at the United Nations for her work with refugees around the globe through the Carr-Petrova Duo’s Novel Voices Refugee Aid Project. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music, is Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Louisville, KY, and visiting faculty at Musical Arts Madrid, Spain.