Petar Dimov was born on in 1994 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and began playing the piano at the age of 3. He studied with Svetlana Koseva until his graduation with distinction in 2014. Petar is now a postgraduate piano student and scholar at the RCM, made possible by the generous support of the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust and the St. Marylebone Foundation. He is a student of Norma Fisher and Vanessa Latarche.
In 2007 he was awarded the Grand Prix at the International Competition of Young Pianists ‘Vuckovic’ in Belgrade (Serbia) and 1st prize at the Evangelina Tijarri International Piano Competition in Larnaca (Cyprus). One year later he won the 2nd prize at the International Competition for Japanese and Bulgarian Music in Sofia (Bulgaria), 1st prize at the International Music Competition ‘Citta Di Moncalieri’ in Turin (Italy) and 3rd prize at the International Competition of Piano Rotaract-Rotary in Palma de Mallorca (Spain). In 2009 Dimov won the special prize of the jury for the best performance of music from the 20th/21st century at the ‘Young Virtuosi’ Competition in Sofia (Bulgaria) and was awarded with the Grand Prize for his achievements in art in 2008 by the Dimitar Berbatov Foundation.
In 2011 he was awarded 2nd prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Craiova (Romania). In 2012 Petar received two 1st prizes at the International Piano Competition ‘Schumann-Brahms’ in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and at the International Competition for Young Musicians ‘Ohrid Pearls’ in Ohrid (Macedonia). In 2013 he won the first prize at the “Scriabin” International Piano Competition in Paris (France).
He has performed Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto as a soloist of the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dian Tchobanov in 2014. As well as in the UK, he has given solo recitals in Athens, Crete, Edirne, Istanbul, Volos, Sofia and his native Plovdiv. As a composer, Petar has worked privately with Nikolay Stoykov, who is an important Bulgarian composer and student of Pancho Vladigerov and Dmitri Shostakovich.