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Plamena Mangova

Plamena Mangova

Plamena Mangova

*1980

A Bulgarian pianist. Her career took off with second prize in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition (2007). She trained with Marina Kapatsinska at Sofia Music Academy and with Dmitry Bashkirov and Claudio Martínez Mehner at the Queen Sophia College of Music in Madrid, honing her skills with such artists as Abdel Rahman El Bach, Leon Fleisher, Rosalyn Tureck, Krystian Zimerman and Andras Schiff. She is a laureate of many prestigious international piano competitions, including the Paloma O’Shea (Santander) and Vittorio Gui (Florence). She has performed with such leading orchestras as the Radio France Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra, EU Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Bulgarian Radio Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Tatarstan, St Petersburg, Trondheim, Taipei and New Zealand. As a chamber musician, she has played with such esteemed artists as Maria João Pires, Boris Berezovsky, Augustin Dumay, Mihaela Martin, Jian Wang, Pascal Moragues and the Ysaÿe String Quartet. She has performed at the greatest venues in Europe, the US and Japan and has participated in major festivals (Progetto Martha Argerich Lugano, Verbier Academy, La Folle Journée in Nantes, La Roque d’Anthéron, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Bach Akademie Stuttgart). Her first solo disc, featuring works by Shostakovich, won a Diapason d’Or (2007). Another disc with chamber music by Shostakovich won the Supersonic Prize awarded by Pizzicato magazine. She is particularly highly regarded for her recordings of Beethoven, Strauss (Burleske, 2008) and Brahms’s First Piano Concerto (2010). She has also recorded a disc of music by Franck and Ysaÿe with the cellist Alexander Kniazev (2010).


 

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