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Ludmil  Angelov

Ludmil Angelov

Ludmil  Angelov

Born in Varna, he graduated from the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of Music in Sofia, where his teachers were Viktoria Spassova, Ludmila Stoyanova and Konstantin Stankovich. He has won prizes in international competitions, including in Senigallia (1976), Warsaw (1985), Palm Beach (1990) and Monte Carlo (1994), and also at the World Piano Masters Tour in France (1997). He has performed in recitals and chamber music concerts and as a soloist with orchestras in many European countries, the US, South America, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. During the 1987/1988 season, he performed the complete piano works of Chopin in a cycle of twelve recitals, for which he received the title of Young Musician of the Year in Bulgaria. He also achieved great success with a similar project in 1999, in Spain, which was repeated in 2009/2010. He has performed in many prestigious concert halls around the world, including the Lincoln Center in New York City, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Salle Pleyel and Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Auditori in Barcelona and the conservatories of Moscow and Milan. Career highlights to date have included participation in the festival at La Roque d'Anthéron, the International Chopin Festival in Warsaw (2000) and the Newport Festival in the US (2002). He has recorded for RСА, Gega New, Pentatone and Danacord. His recording of Chopin's complete rondos and variations received the Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin. Since 2006, he has given the world's first performances of works by Nikolai Kapustin, and he is considered to be one of the leading interpreters of Kapustin's music. In June 2015, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, he made the world premiere recording of the recently discovered early Piano Concerto in B minor Op. 3 by Moritz Moszkowski for Hyperion. The initiator and artistic director of the Piano Extravaganza Festival in Sofia and artistic director of the Toledo Music Festival, he is also an honorary doctor of the New Bulgarian University in Sofia.


 

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