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Ludmil  Angelov

Ludmil Angelov

Ludmil  Angelov

Ludmil Angelov - born in Varna, graduated at the Pancho Vladigerov State Music Academy in Sofia. His teachers were Viktoria Spassova, Ludmila Stoyanova and the phenomenal pianist and pedagogue Konstantin Stankovich, former assistant of Pancho Vladigerov.

Ludmil Angelov has been awarded with prizes at international competitions, including Senigallia (Italy, 1976), Frederic Chopin (Poland, 1985), Palm Beach International Competition (USA, 1990), Piano Masters (Monte Carlo, 1994) and World Piano Masters Tour (France, 1997).

Popular all over Europe, the U.S.A., South America, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan, Ludmil Angelov has given recitals, chamber music concerts and has played as soloist with many leading orchestras under the baton of famous conductors.

During the season 1987/1988 Ludmil Angelov performed the complete piano works by Chopin in a cycle of 12 recitals. For this unique event he received the "Young Musician of the Year in Bulgaria" prize. He has also participated in some of the most significant Chopin Festivals. In 1999 he performed with a great success the Complete Works of Chopin in Madrid and other cities of Spain.

Ludmil Angelov's debut recital in New York was in 1990 at Lincoln Centre. He has also played at many famous concert halls, such as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Pleyel and Gaveau in Paris, Hercules in Munich, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Opera of Monte-Carlo, Brucknerhaus in Linz, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Auditori in Barcelona, Palau de la Música in Valencia, the concert halls of the Moscow and Milan Conservatories, the Palace of Music in Athens, KBS Hall in Seoul, etc.

Among his appearances in 2000 the most successful were his recitals at La Roque d'Anthéron International Piano Festival and the International Chopin Festival in Warsaw. In 2002 Ludmil Angelov made his debut at the Newport Festival in the U.S.A.

He has recorded for the labels RСА, Gega New, France Classique, Pentatone and Danacord. His performances have been broadcasted by radio and TV stations all over Europe, in the U.S.A., Argentina and Korea. His recording of Chopin's Complete Rondos & Variations was awarded by the International Chopin Institute in Warsaw with Grand Prix du Disque Chopin.

Since 2006 Ludmil Angelov has performed several world premieres of works by Nikolai Kapustin and nowadays is considered as one of the leading interpreters of Kapustin's music.

Angelov again performed the complete Chopin works during the 2009/2010 season, giving concerts in many European countries. He is founder and artistic director of the Piano Extravaganza festival in Sofia and artistic director of the Toledo Music Festival. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the New Bulgarian University in Sofia.



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