ARTISTS

Piano Plamena Mangova

PROFILE

"Plamena Mangova: loved by fans for her honesty and generosity. Even since she came in second in the Queen Elisabeth Competition finals the Bulgarian pianist has been a favourite with audiences, here who have taken her to their hearts for the honesty and generosity of her playing."  

The Bulletin, November 2007

"Plamena Mangova: loved by fans for her honesty and generosity. Even since she came in second in the Queen Elisabeth Competition finals the Bulgarian pianist has been a favourite with audiences, here who have taken her to their hearts for the honesty and generosity of her playing."  

The Bulletin, November 2007



The Bulgarian pianist Plamena Mangova won the Second-Prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2007. She has already started an international career from Europe to Tokyo and Saint-Petersburg. She was awarded a Diapason d´Or de l´Annee 2007 for her first Shostakovitch CD. Her last Beethoven record was warmly welcome by the media.

After a training in Sofia, Plamena Mangova studied in Madrid at the Queen Sofia Higher Music School with maestro Dmitri Bashkirov. She has also worked with Abdel-Rahman El Bacha at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium. She is laureate of the Juventus Festival and of other important international competitions (Santander, Vittorio Gui in Florence, Alicia de Larrocha´s Granados Prize).

Plamena MANGOVA has performed with main orchestras -including St-Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium and Luxemburg Philharmonic Orchestra . Notably under the direction of Walter Weller, Emmanuel Krivine, Peter Csaba, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Gilbert Varga or Francois-Xavier Roth. She has played in chamber music with renowned artists. Among them Maria Joao Pires, Boris Berezovsky, Augustin Dumay, Jian Wang, the Michelangelo Quartet (Mihaela Martin, Stephan Picard, Nabuko Imai, Frans Helmerson), the Ysaye Quartet or Natalia Prischepenko (leader of the Artemis Quartet).

Her musicality was acclaimed on international venues, such as the Tokyo International Forum, the Grand hall of the St-Petersburg Philharmonia, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Luxemburg Philharmony, Bozar Centre for fine Arts (Brussels), Theatre du Chatelet (Paris), DeSingel (Antwerp) and at major festivals. i.e. Verbier Festival & Academy, La Folle Journee in Tokyo and Nantes, International Piano Festival La Roque d´Antheron, Santander, Montpellier, Menton, etc.

In a near future, she will make her debuts in South Korea, in Leipzig (Gewandhaus), at Berliner Komische Oper, in Maastricht, Arsenal in Metz, etc. She will notably perform with the Belgium National Orchestra, the Liege Philharmonic orchestra, Het Brabants Orkest or Ictus Ensemble. She will be invited to perform at Menton and at La Roque d´Antheron festivals this summer again.

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