Plamena Mangova

Plamena Mangova won the second prize at the highly prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2007 and embarked on a brilliant international career. She made her studies with Marina Kapatsinskaya at the Sofia State Music Academy in Bulgaria, and then at the Queen Sofia Higher Music School, Madrid with the eminent teacher Dmitri Bashkirov .She also worked later on, with prof.El Bacha at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium and over the years had received the precious advice of renowned musicians such as Leon Fleisher, Rosalyn Tureck, Mennahem Pressler and Andras Schiff. She is a Laureate of various prestigious international piano and chamber music competitions, including “Paloma O’Shea” in Santander and “Vittorio Gui” in Florence.
Plamena performs with leading orchestras, such as Staatskapelle Berlin ,the philharmonic orchestras of Rotterdam, Radio France, Luxembourg, Tokyo, National Orchestra of Belgium, BBC Philharmonic Manchester, RAI Torino Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, MDR Orchester Leipzig, RTVE Symphony Orchestra Madrid, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of St. Petersburg, Trondheim, Taipei, New Zealand, etc.
 Conductor collaborations include Sir Colin Davis, Myung-Whun Chung, Yuri Bashmet , Sir Andrew Davis, Emmanuel Krivine, Walter Weller, Maxim Vengerov, Pablo Heras-Casado, Jaap Van Zweeden, Gilbert Varga, Howard Griffiths, Pinchas Steinberg and François-Xavier Roth , Lawrence Foster, Howard Griffiths, Jun Märkl and Emil Tabakov ,among others.
A keen chamber music player, she has performed with Renaud Capucon ,Augustin Dumay, Kolja Blacher, Mihaela Martin, Jian Wang, Pascal Moragues, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Frans Helmerson, Alexander Knyazev ,and the Ysaye, Michelangelo, Vogler ,Danel and Orion String Quartets .
Plamena performed in Berlin at the Philharmonie and the Pierre Boulez Saal, Konzerthaus Vienna ,Bozar Brussels, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Kennedy Center Washington, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Munich Herkulesaal, South Bank Center London, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Moscow Conservatory and St. Petersburg Philharmonic concert halls, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, and at major festivals such as Progetto Martha Argerich Lugano, La Roque d’Anthéron,Rostropovich Festival festivals of Montpellier ,Menton, Bratislava ,Mecklenburg- Vorpommern .Mangova’s first CD recording experience was for Belgian record label Cypres ,where together with brilliant Russian violinist Tatiana Samouil ,she recorded the integral for violin and piano by Prokofiev. Her first solo CD recording (Shostakovich) was awarded a “Diapason d’Or of the year 2007”. A chamber music disc by the same composer followed and was awarded the Superfonic Prize in Pizzicato magazine. Her Beethoven disc (sponsored by the Belgian Bank Fortis), was highly praised by France Musique and Diapason, as were her exceptional recordings of Strauss’ Burleske (2008) and Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (2010) with the Belgium National Orchestra and Walter Weller (Fuga Libera label). The latter was highly praised by Bryce Morrison in Gramophone magazine. Together with Fuga Libera again Plamena’s discography saw the release of a chamber music CD, highly praised too, which was recorded with the eminent Russian cellist Alexander Kniazev, dedicated to Franck and Ysaÿe.
As a passionate advocate of the music from the XX century until our days (stage performance of music of Schnittke ,Gubaidulina , Penderecki , Bacewicz , Yusupov ) , Mangova’s latest CD “Bridges of Love” features the highly original music of her long time based in Luxembourg compatriot ,bulgarian composer Albena Petrovic ,recorded at the Luxembourg Philharmonic and released by Solo Musica (DE) . That same CD production is nominated for this year’s Opus Klassik (ex- Echo Klassik) prestigious German awards.
Another upcoming release of the pianist ,as a solo piano album ,would be produced by French label Marare .The “Intimate letters” CD would be out in 2021 and will feature some great opuses by Robert Schumann ,Clara Wieck-Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
Recent seasons highlight performances include a Stravinsky piano concerto performance with Staatskapele Berlin (by an invitation of Maestro Daniel Barenboim) under Pablo-Herras Casado ,the Hamburger Symphoniker at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, concert at the “Rostropovich Festival” in Orenburg with Moscow Soloists under Maestro Yuri Bashmet ,concerts with the Polish Radio Orchestra, Mangova participated at several festivals such as La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival ,the Chamber Music Festival in Jerusalem, “Arts Square” Festival in St.Petersburg (by an invitation of Maestro Temirkanov) , Enescu Festival in Bucarest , Chopin and his Europe Festival in Warsaw , recital in Kansas City (USA) .
Next coming highlights include concerts with Sinfonieorchester Basel under Ivor Bolton at the Settimane Musicale Festival in Ascona ,Marseille Philharmonic and Lawrence Foster , Hyogo Orchestra in Japan ,Stavanger orchestra under Andris Poga, Turku philharmonic in Finland ,Rostock orchestra and Marcus Bosch ,orchestra in Cannes , chamber music at the Ateneul Roman in Bucarest and at Baku Philharmonic Hall ,recitals at Sofia Music Weeks Festival , at the Governors Palace at the corse Bastia , Flagey Brussels ,at the mytic Salle Gaveau in Paris as well as a participation at the Povoa de Varzim International Festival in Portugal, among others.


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