Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova has been praised for her “hallmark performances” of “excellent technical mastery and powerful control of timbre.” A prize winner in numerous competitions, including José Roca (Valencia), Bösendorfer (Sofia) and Maria Yudina (St. Petersburg), Anna was a recent semifinalist at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth International Piano Competition in Belgium, 2010, where she performed as soloist with the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonie under Paul Goodwin. In the past season she has performed in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Zwolle’s Odeon Theater, Bratislava’s Dvorena Hall, Hixon Theater at the Virginia Arts Festival, and Auditorio Ciudad de Leon in Spain.
At her North-American orchestral debut with conductor Philippe Entremont, Anna was praised for her “ultra-smooth playing style,” shortly followed by a second invitation after a last minute cancellation. Other conductors she has played with include Stanislav Ushev, Deyan Pavlov, Francisco Valero, Borja Quintas and Constantino Martínez Orts.
Her future engagements include solo recitals in USA, Bulgaria and Spain, and concerto performances with the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Kunkel, the Monterey Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Max Bragado-Darman, and the Symphony of the Kootenay’s conducted by Bruce Dunn.
She is the recipient of the Bulgarian Minister of Culture Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievements, and is currently in her first year of Doctoral studies at the Manhattan School of Music, in the studio of Andre-Michel Schub.