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Plamena Mangova

Plamena Mangova

Plamena Mangova

*1980

PLAMENA MANGOVA won Second Prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2007 and embarked on an international career. She studied with Marina Kapatsinskaya at the Sofia Academy of Music and then with Dmitri Bashkirov at the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid. She is a prize-winner of international piano and chamber music competitions, including the Paloma O'Shea in Santander and the Vittorio Gui in Florence. She has performed with leading orchestras, such as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, National Orchestra of Belgium, European Union Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, St Petersburg Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic, working with conductors like Colin Davis, Myung-Whun Chung, Andrew Davis, Emmanuel Krivine, Maxim Vengerov, Tadaaki Otaka, Jean-Jacques Kantorow and François-Xavier Roth. A keen chamber musician, she has performed with Maria João Pires, Boris Berezovsky, Augustin Dumay, Mihaela Martin, Jian Wang, Pascal Moragues, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Alexander Kniazev, Frans Helmerson and the Ysaÿe String Quartet. She has performed in Europe, the US and Japan and at major festivals such as Progetto Martha Argerich Lugano, Verbier Academy, La Folle Journée Nantes, La Roque d'Anthéron, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Montpellier Radio France Festival and Bach Akademie Stuttgart. Her first solo CD recording, featuring music by Shostakovich, won a Diapason d'Or de l'Année 2007. A disc of chamber music by the same composer followed, with soprano Tatiana Melnychenko, violinist Natalia Prischepenko and cellist Sebastian Klinger. She has also recorded highly praised discs with music by Beethoven, Strauss (Burleske, 2008) and Brahms (Piano Concerto No. 1, 2010). Plamena Mangova has appeared at the ‘Chopin and his Europe' Festival in 2011.


 

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