Emanuil Ivanov

Biography

Emanuil Ivanov attracted international attention after receiving the First prize at the 2019 Ferruccio Busoni Piano Competition in Italy. This achievement was followed by concert engagements in some of the world’s most prestigious halls including Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Herculessaal in Munich.

Emanuil Ivanov was born in 1998 in the town of Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. From an early age he demonstrated a keen interest and love for music. He regards the presence of symphonic music, especially that of Gustav Mahler, as tremendously influential in his musical upbringing during his childhood. He started piano lessons with Galina Daskalova in his hometown around the age of seven. He later studied in and graduated from the Bertolt Brecht language high school in Pazardzhik. Ivanov studied with renowned bulgarian pianist Atanas Kurtev from 2013 to 2018. He is currently studying on a full scholarship at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Pascal Nemirovski and Anthony Hewitt.

Ivanov has won prizes in competitions such as “Alessandro Casagrande”, “Scriabin-Rachmaninoff”, “Liszt-Bartok”, “Young virtuosos” and “Jeunesses International Music Competition Dinu Lipatti”. He was also awarded the honorary Crystal lyre and the Young Musician of the Year Award – some of the most prestigious awards in Bulgaria. In 2022 he received the honorary Silver Medal of the London Musicians’ Company and later in the same year became a recipient of the Carnwath Piano Scholarship.

His participations in masterclasses include those of Dmitri Bashkirov, Dmitri Alexeev, Stephen Hough, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Peter Donohoe, etc.

In February 2021, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ivanov performed a solo recital in Milan’s famous Teatro alla Scala. The concert was live-streamed online and is a major highlight in the artist’s career.

Emanuil Ivanov has also performed at many festivals in Bulgaria and has also given solo recitals in Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Cyprus, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Poland. He has played with leading orchestras in Bulgaria and Italy.

Concerto Repertoire

Johann Sebastian Bach

  •  Keyboard concerto no.3 in D major, BWV 1054

Ludwig van Beethoven 

  • Piano concerto no.1 in C major, op.15
  • Piano concerto no.2 in B-flat major, op.19
  • Piano concerto no.3 in C minor, op.37
  • Piano concerto no.5 in E-flat major, op.73
  • Triple concerto in C major, op.56 

Johannes Brahms 

  • Piano concerto no.2 in B-flat major, op.83

Frederic Chopin 

  • Piano concerto no.1 in E minor, op.11

George Gershwin

  • Piano concerto in F
  • Rhapsody in blue

Edvard Grieg

  • Piano concerto in A minor, op.16

Joseph Haydn

  • Piano concerto no.11 in D major, Hob. XVIII/11

Franz Liszt

  • Piano concerto no.1 in E-flat major, S. 124

Felix Mendelssohn

  • Piano concerto no.1 in G minor, op.25

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

  • Piano concerto no.9 in E-flat major, K. 271
  • Piano concerto no.12 in A major, K. 414
  • Piano concerto no.17 in G major, K. 453
  • Piano concerto no.20 in D minor, K. 466
  • Piano concerto no.23 in A major, K. 488

Sergei Rachmaninoff 

  • Piano concerto no.1 in F-sharp minor, op.1
  • Piano concerto no.2 in C minor, op.18
  • Piano concerto no.3 in D minor, op.30
  • Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, op.43

Maurice Ravel 

  • Piano concerto in G major
  • Piano concerto for the left hand

Camille Saint-Saëns 

  • Piano concerto no.2 in G minor, op.22
  • Piano concerto no.5 in F major, op.103

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

  • Piano concerto no.1 in B-flat minor, op.23

Pancho Vladigerov 

  • Piano Concerto no.4 in G major, op.48

Concerts

December 2022

07.12.2022

Teatro Acacia, Naples, Italy

Solo recital

 

Domenico Scarlatti – Selected keyboard sonatas

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata in D minor, op.31 no.2 “Tempest”

Emanuil Ivanov – Theme and variations

Ferruccio Busoni – Sonatina no.6 (Kammer-Fantasie über Carmen), BV 284

Franz Liszt – Aprés une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata, S.161/7

 

09.12.2022

Teatro dei Marsi, Avezzano, Italy

Solo recital 

 

Domenico Scarlatti – Selected keyboard sonatas

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata in D minor, op.31 no.2 “Tempest”

Emanuil Ivanov – Theme and variations

Ferruccio Busoni – Sonatina no.6 (Kammer-Fantasie über Carmen), BV 284

Franz Liszt – Aprés une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata, S.161/7

 

11.12.2022

Capua, Italy

Solo recital 

 

Domenico Scarlatti – Selected keyboard sonatas

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata in D minor, op.31 no.2 “Tempest”

Emanuil Ivanov – Theme and variations

Ferruccio Busoni – Sonatina no.6 (Kammer-Fantasie über Carmen), BV 284

Franz Liszt – Aprés une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata, S.161/7

 

22.12.2022

The Menuhin School, Cobham, UK

Solo recital 
 

Domenico Scarlatti – Selected keyboard sonatas

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, op.27 No.2, “Moonlight”

Emanuil Ivanov – Theme and variations

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Selected etudes-tableaux op.39

 

22.01.2023

Bulgaria Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria

George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue with Pioneer Youth Philharmonic and Lyubomir Denev Jr.

26.01.2023

sliven Symphony Hall, Sliven, Bulgaria

Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No.2, op.83 in B-flat major with Sliven Symphony Orchestra

14.02.2023

St. Mary's Perivale, London, UK

Solo recital 
 

Domenico Scarlatti – Selected keyboard sonatas

Emanuil Ivanov – Theme and variations

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Etudes-tableaux op.39

09.03.2023

Boris Hristov House of Culture, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No.3, op.30 with State Opera Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra under Dian Tchobanov

03.04.2023

Saint Mary of Furness Church, Barrow-in-Furness, UK

SOLO RECITAL
 

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Three Nocturnes

Frederic Chopin – Sonata No.2, op.35 in B-flat minor

Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata No.21 op.53 “Waldstein”

11.04.2023

Teatro Alighieri, Ravenna, Italy

SOLO RECITAL
 

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Three Nocturnes

Frederic Chopin – Sonata No.2, op.35 in B-flat minor

Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata No.21 op.53 “Waldstein”

28.04.2023

Bulgaria Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria

Maurice Ravel – Concerto for the left hand with Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra under Rossen Milanov

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