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.