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 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

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

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

August 2022

30.08.2022

Konzerthaus Bozen, Bolzano, Italy: Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1 with Mahler Academy Orchestra and Pablo Heras-Casado

September 2022

03.09.2022

Archaeological Museum, Sozopol, Bulgaria

Song recital with Ina Kancheva

 

Claude Debussy – Ariettes oubliées, L.60

Nikolai Medtner – 5 Poems, op.37

Claude Debussy – Images (Complete)

Giuseppe Martucci – La canzone dei ricordi, op.68

07.09.2022

Solo recital


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

Alexander Scriabin – Fantasy in B minor, op.28

Emanuil Ivanov – Theme and variations (World premiere)

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

Franz Liszt – Réminiscences de Norma, S.394

11.09.2022

West Meon Music Festival, West Meon, UK

Solo recital


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

Alexander Scriabin – Fantasy in B minor, op.28

Frédéric Chopin/Franz Liszt – 6 Polish songs, S.480

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

Franz Liszt – Réminiscences de Norma, S.394

24.09.2022

Vrana Palace, Sofia, Bulgaria

Solo recital


Ferruccio Busoni – Fantasia nach J.S.Bach, BV 253

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

Richard Wagner/Franz Liszt – Isoldes Liebestod aus Tristan und Isolde, S.447

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

October 2022

06.10.2022

Shumen concert hall, Shumen, Bulgaria

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

November 2022

23.11.2022

Guildhall, Plymouth, UK

Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16 with Anne Kimber and Plymouth Symphony Orchestra

25.11.2022

Routh Hall, Bromsgrove, UK

Joint recital with Alexander Baillie and John Thwaites

 

Claude Debussy – Cello Sonata 

Arnold Bax – Folk-Tale

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

Frédéric Chopin/Franz Liszt – 6 Polish songs, S.480

Frédéric Chopin – Cello Sonata, op.65

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

 

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