Young Bulgarian pianist Evgeny Genchev has been steadily gaining wider recognition and critical acclaim. He has given numerous recitals and concerts across Europe, North America, China andAustralia, and has won prizes at more than fifteen national and international piano competitions.
Evgeny Genchev was born in Bulgaria in 1989 and began his piano studies with Professor Stella Oslekova at the Dobrin Petkov National School of Music and Dance in his hometown, Plovdiv. During this time, Genchev won numerous prizes at National and International competitions, including the Grand Prix from the Peter de Grote Festival, Groningen, 2006; First Prize from the Valery Gavrilin International Youth Competition, Vologda, Russia, 2007; and First Prize from the LISMA International Competition, New York. On completion of his course in 2008, Genchev was presented with the Dobrin Petkov Grand Award for Musical Achievements. Genchev continued his education at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied piano under Christopher Elton and Hamish Milne, and the International Piano Academy ‘Incontri col Maestro’ in Imola, Italy, under the Russian pianist Boris Petrushansky (until 2013). He is currently engaged with the Artist Diploma programme at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with Ronan O’Hora and Martin Roscoe, after graduating with Distinction from the Master in Performance course.
2014/15 season highlights have included performances at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Steinway Hall, and Milton Court Hall, London;Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; Peterskirche, Vienna; and the Newbury Spring Festival. Performances in the 2015/16 season include a debut recital at the Barbican as part of the LSO Discovery series, recitals in the USA coordinated by The Keyboard Charitable Trust, a concert tour of Mexico, and recitals in Austria, England and the Isle of Man.
Evgeny Genchev has given recitals in St Petersburg’s Glinka Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, New York’s Steinway Hall, the Concert Hall of the National Centre for the Performing Arts(NCPA) in Beijing, the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, and theRossini Hall in Bad-Kissingen. In recent seasons he performed with the Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM (OFUNAM) in Mexico City, thePolish Baltic Frederic Chopin Philharmonic in Gdansk, the LISMA Festival Orchestra in New York and the Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with conductors such as Massimiliano Caldi, Jan Latham-Koenig, Arkady Leytush and Yan Pascal Tortelier. Recent Festival appearances have included the Kissinger Sommer Festival, the City of London Festival, Sofia Music Weeks, the Brahms Festival at the Royal Academy of Music in London, in collaboration with the cellistLuka Sulic, the Plovdiv Chamber Music Festival, performing with the cellist Atanas Krastev, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (IKIF) in New York, the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival andThe Holland International Music Sessions.