Dr. Yoana Ivanova Kyurkchieva Resume

      Yoana Kyurkchieva, Pianist
y_kyurkchieva@yahoo.com

Solo Appearances

Award Winning Recital, Winspear Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, CA, 2011.
Emerging Artist Series, Solo Recital, Lander University, Greenwood, SC, 2009.
Award Winning Recital, Kenan Chapel, Wilmington, NC, 2009.
Meadowmount Summer Festival, NY, 2008, 2011.
Academy Concert Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2006, 2007.
Steinway Hall, NYC, 2005.
“Prize Winner's Concert Tour,” Yeunesses Musicals, Romania, 2005.
Merkin Concert Hall, NYC, 2004.
“The Seiler,” Kitzingen, Germany, 2003.
Festival “Peter de Grote,” Groningen, Holland, 2004.
Festival of Contemporary Music “Pianissimo,” Sofia, Bulgaria, 2004.


Concerti

The Academy Orchestra, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007.
The Schoumen Orchestra, Bulgaria, 2006.
The St. Petersburg Orchestra “Classic,” Russia, 2005.
The Rousse Orchestra, Bulgaria, 1996-97, 1999, 2001, 2006.


Awards and Honors

First Prize, the Edmonton Chamber Music Society, Edmonton, CA, 2012.
University of Alberta Scholarship, the Franz Schubert Institute, Baden, Austria, 2012.
FS Chia Doctoral Scholarship, University of Alberta, CA, 2010, 2011.
Beryl Barns Memorial Graduate Scholarship, University of Alberta, CA, 2010, 2011, 2012.
Honorary Award, MTNA, Southern Division Competition, VA, 2009.
First Prize, MTNA, State Steinway Competition in Young Artist Piano, NC, 2008.
First Prize, the Academy Chamber Music Competition, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007.
Honorary Award, Festival “Peter de Grote,” Groningen, Holland, 2004.
Second Prize, Long Island Conservatory, NYC, 2004.
Third Prize, “The Seiler,” Competition, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2003.
Honorary Award, “Pancho Vladigerov Competition,” Bulgaria, 2001.
Second Prize, Competition for German and Austrian Music, Bourgas, Bulgaria, 1997.
First Prize, Competition for French Music, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 1997.
Second Prize, the International Competition “Carl Filtch,” Sibiu, Romania, 1997.


Education

Doctor of Music, University of Alberta, CA, expected 2014.
Postgraduate, Professional Artist Certificate, GPA 4.0, UNC School of the Arts, 2010.
Master of Music, GPA 3.9, UNC School of the Arts, 2009.
Master of Music, the National Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007.
Bachelor of Music, the National Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2006.


Master Classes

Menahem Pressler, Boris Bloch, Lazar Berman, Oxana Yablonskaya, Yania Aubakirova, Tamara Poddubnaya, Bruce Vogt, and Eric Larsen.

Updated:  May 20, 2012

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