Vanya Pesheva a pianist gifted with outstanding abilities including active performing and teaching activities. Her repertoire includes a variety of styles, primarily focusing on the important piano and chamber works, always interpreted with a keen emotional reflectivity and sensitivity, combined with intense expansiveness of musical expression and spontaneity of temperament. The artistic performing activity of the pianist covers to the same extent soloist and chamber sphere of music making, keeping fully the brightness of her interpretative uniqueness both in solo concerts and in terms of her partnership in various chamber ensembles. Music critics and many distinguished performers define her as: “… a bright musician with her own interpretational view, possessing all the qualities for an artistic career – brilliant technique and performer individuality” (Prof. Zheni Zaharieva); “…a musician gifted with exceptional artistic skills, technical capabilities and impressive emotionality” (Prof. Dimo Dimov); “…very mature music making with a deep understanding of the different styles in which the player invests her talent and great virtuoso brilliance” (Musical Horizons magazine). Vanya Pesheva began her intense concert activity very early, when at the age of 9 she participated in prestigious international forum Assembly “Banner of Peace” – Sofia.
This was followed by numerous awards from national and international competitions, including: the National Competition “Svetoslav Obretenov”, the National Creative Meeting for Pianists, the International Piano Competition “Dimitar Nenov”, and the International Piano Competition “Marsala” – Italy. Vanya Pesheva graduated from the music school in the class of distinguished teacher Eleonora Karamisheva and the National Music Academy in the piano class of Prof. Marina Kapatsinskaya and chamber music with Prof. D. Kozev and Prof. Dimo Dimov. In 2000, she was invited to specialize in the master class in interpretation of Prof. Carla Giudici in Rome. In his creative path of professional development, she enjoyed a great beneficial effect from the contacts with eminent musicians such as Prof. Ventsislav Yankov (Paris, France) Prof. Marcello Abbado (Italy), Prof. Dominique Weber (Geneva, Switzerland). As a pianist, she had individual classes with them and participated in their master classes. In the period 1998-1999, she taught piano in the Music Academy in Gwangju, South Korea, while at the same time had active concert activity in Seoul, Gwangju, Anyang, etc. For many years, she taught piano in the Piano Department and in the Chamber Music Department at the National Music Academy “P. Vladigerov” – Sofia.
Vanya Pesheva has successfully given concerts as a soloist with most symphony orchestras in the country. Her active performing career includes solo and chamber recitals in Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, France, Switzerland, South Korea; records in the Bulgarian National Radio and participations in prestigious music festivals, including “March Music Days”, “European Music Festival”, “Salon des Arts”,” Sofia Summer”, “Golden Lyre”, the International Festivals of Chamber Music – Plovdiv and Dobrich, the International Festival “Laureate Days of Katya Popova” – Pleven and others.
In 2010, she realized and released a CD “Piano Sonatas” with works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
SORTIE OFFICIELLE | CD “Chic à la française”
Trio Atanassov Perceval Gilles, violon | Sarah Sultan, violoncelle | Pierre-Kaloyann Atanassov, piano
Après un premier album consacré à Dvorak et Smetana couronné par un Diapason d’Or, le Trio Atanassov fête la sortie imminente de son second enregistrement, “Chic à la française“. Les trois artistes souhaitaient célébrer ce style qui nous est si particulier, une élégance savamment recherchée alliée à un air de ne pas y toucher… Le Trio de Ravel, parfaite incarnation de ce style et pièce maitresse de ce concert, sera complété par deux autres oeuvres qu’ils chérissent tous les trois depuis leur rencontre il y a 12 ans au CNSMDP. Alors venez les découvrir et fêter cette occasion avec eux dans l’écrin art déco de la Salle Cortot !
DVORAK : Trio n° 4 op. 90 en mi mineur ‘Dumky’
SCHUBERT : Notturno en mi bémol majeur D. 897
RAVEL : Trio en la mineur
Concert suivi d’un after-dédicace en compagnie des artistes
Date : Mardi 3 décembre 2018 à 20h
Adresse : Salle Cortot, 78 rue Cardinet, 75017 Paris
Perceval Gilles, violon | Sarah Sultan, violoncelle | Pierre-Kaloyann Atanassov, piano
The complicity uniting Perceval Gilles, Sarah Sultan and Pierre-Kaloyann Atanassov since the trio’s formation in 2007 stems from a common state of mind based on shared values: integrity, artistic demands, musical curiosity, human simplicity and a deep sense of sharing. Their demanding nature was acknowledged by the great masters of chamber music who coached the three musicians during their formative years in prestigious European institutions (Conservatoire de Paris, Vienna University, European Chamber Music Academy). According to Christoph Richter, for example: “The trio’s interpretations are built on constant research, incessant work and clear personal ideas about the works that make up their repertoire.” The craftsmanship of the three musicians, along with their unanimously praised clarity of purpose, enabled them to stand out in major competitions around the world. After coming first in the Frankfurt and Graz competitions, the Trio Atanassov earned awards in various renowned piano trio competitions including Osaka, Trondheim, Vienna (Joseph Haydn) and Weimar (Joseph Joachim). These awards became the building blocks of a career which has seen the trio perform all over Europe, from the Vienna Musikverein to the Alte Oper in Francfort, through the Wigmore Hall in London, the Ars Musica Festival in Brussels, the Sofia Philharmony or the Radio-France Festival in Montpellier as well as the Cité de la Musique in Paris. The trio’s concerts are often broadcast on European radio (stations include France Musique, ORF, HR2, RTS Espace 2, Musiq’3, BNR) and their first record (Smetana/Dvořák, Hänssler Classics 2013) garnered them a Diapason d’Or. Thanks to their insatiable curiosity, the three musicians have crafted a particularly diverse repertoire, from Haydn’s first Trios to contemporary compositions. This eclecticism enables the trio to arrange programs in which works from various time periods echo each other through a common theme.
CLARAMANIA par Nicolas Derny
Une très très belle récompense pour le nouvel album Clara & Robert Schumann de Marie Vermeulin – pianiste qui reçoit 5 diapasons sur 5!
“Toccatina enflammée, Notturno tendrement poétique, Ballade mélancoliquement rêveuse, Polonaise aussi spirituelle que conquérante, les Soirées Musicales de Marie Vermeulin s’imposent comme l’un des plus beaux moments de l’entière discographie clara-schumannienne. La musicalité de la pianiste française va encore droit au cœur dans son tête-à-tête avec Robert (désarmantes Scènes d’enfants n°1,4,7 et 10, éloquentes Scènes de la Forêt n°1,3 et 9, fascinant Oiseau prophète). Cerise sur le gâteau, la rondeur la plénitude et la richesse du Bösendorfer superbement capté par Hughes Deschaux régalent l’oreille d’un bout à l’autre.” – Nicolas Derny