Tania Stavreva Resume

      Twenty-five years old Bulgarian pianist Tania Stavreva is having her New York Recital Debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in April 2009, as part of the Artists International's 36 Special Presentation Winners Series.

This season, Tania Stavreva appeared at major venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Paul Hall, Boston Symphony's Higginson Hall, Steinway Hall, NY, Klavierhouse, NY, Yamaha Artists Services, NY and United University Church, Los Angeles. Invited by Amanda Palmer from the internationally-acclaimed band The Dresden Dolls, Tania is one of the first pianists of her generation to perform modern classical music at such top rock club venues as the Webster Hall in New York and the Paradise Rock Club in Boston.

Recent recital performances include appearances at Seully Hall, Steinert Hall, Boston Public Library, Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University, Goethe Institute-Boston, National Ethnographic Museum-Plovdiv, Bulgaria and “Sala dei Notari” Perugia, Italy. In August 2007, Tania appeared as soloist with Sinfonia Perugina, conductor Maestro Enrico Marconi at Cathedral San Lorenzo Perugia. Other orchestral experiences include performances with the Boston Conservatory Symphony Orchestra at Sanders Theater, Harvard University under the baton of Maestro Bruce Hangen.

In addition to her recent award from the Artists International Auditions in New York, Tania was awarded the "Sarkis Baltaian" Award in recognition of her "outstanding artistic achievements and high concert activity during the 2002-2003 concert seasons". She was also the winner of numerous piano competitions among which are the National "Franz Schubert" Piano Competition in Russe, 2001 and the "Dobrin Petkov" Young Pianists Competition-Plovdiv, 1996 where she also received the "special prize for best virtuoso performance". In 1997, the Mayor of Haskovo, Bulgaria, Atans Vasilev, awarded Tania the Honor Medal "Nedialka Simeonova" for "enriching the musical art and culture in our town Haskovo." She was featured on a live national TV and radio broadcast performing solo piano works by the acclaimed Bulgarian composer Alexander Tanev.

Tania Stavreva appeared in numerous music festivals among which are Pianofest in the Hamptons, New York, Music Fest Perugia, Italy, XXXIII Musical Days "Nedialka Simeonova", Bulgaria, The New Music Festival, Boston and the Varna Summer International Music Festival, Bulgaria. She has worked with a multitude of renowned musicians including Jerome Lowenthal, Daniel Pollack, John Perry, Boris Bloch, Luiz de Moura Castro, Anton Dikov, Oxana Yablonskaya, Vladimir Viardo, Stella Dimitrova, Atanas Kurtev.

Born in Bulgaria, Tania Stavreva started to play the piano at the age of four and gave her first solo recital at the age of five in her native country of Bulgaria. She graduated from National Music School "Dobrin Petkov" in Plovdiv as a Piano Performance Major in May 2003 with high distinction in both academics and performance. Her early teachers included Greta Anastasova, Rositsa Ivancheva and Krassimir Gatev. She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Boston Conservatory where she was a full scholarship student of Michael Lewin. While at the Conservatory, she distinguished herself by winning the Chamber Music Honors Competition in 2005, the Alfred Lee Piano Scholarship Competition in 2006 and the Piano Honors Competition in 2007. A member of the National Music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda, Tania is the director and founder of the Page Music Piano Performance Program in Boston, and a faculty at the Boston International Music Summer Festival "Youth and Muse."

bio updated as of 02/2009

Updated:  February 24, 2009

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