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Bulgarian piano player Plamena Mangova is coming to Bucharest once again

Friday, 9 February 2018 , ora 14.06

Bulgarian piano player Plamena Mangova won Second Place at the International Contest "Reine Elisabeth" in 2007, prize that led to the beginning of a successful international career. Plamena Mangova holds concerts accompanied by ensembles such as Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, National Orchestra of Belgium, European Union Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, RAI Torino Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Tatarstan National Symphonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Luxembourg Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Orchestra, Bulgarian Radio Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, MDR Orchester Leipzig, RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Tirol Symphony Orchestra in Innsbruck, Orchestre National de Lille... She collaborated with conductors Sir Colin Davis, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir Andrew Davis, Emmanuel Krivine, Walter Weller, Maxim Vengerov, Emil Tabakov, Taadaki Otaka, Jaap van Zweden, Dmitri Jurowski, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Karl Heinz Steffens, Gilbert Varga, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Alexander Sladkovsky, Cristian Mandeal, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Francois-Xavier Roth... After being the soloist of Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra by pianist Serghei Rahmaninov during the two symphonies of the week, she returns on the stage of the Romanian Athenaeum on Sunday, on the 11th of February, for a chamber recital.

Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

The Great Hall of
the Romanian Athenaeum

The Symphonic Orchestra of "George Enescu" Philharmonie

Conductor: Horia Andreescu

Soloist: Plamena Mangova


Wojciech Kilar


Serghei Rahmaninov

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra

Georges Bizet / Rodion ªcedrin

Carmen Suite

Sunday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m.

The Great Hall of
the Romanian Athenaeum

Plamena Mangova


Franz Schubert

Piano Sonata in A minor, D 537

Three Sonnets of Petrarch


Three lieds: "Der Sturmische Morgen", "Regrets", "Der Atlas"

Sofia Gubaidulina


Benjamin Yusupov

Crossroads 2

Piotr Ilici Ceaikovski


Dmitri Shostakovich

Op. 34 No. 6

The tickets can be bought from the Romanian Athenaeum Ticket Office.

Schedule: Tuesday - Friday 12:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Phone: 021.315.68.75

For reservations you can access the website

Piano player Plamena Mangova began her studies with teacher Marina Kapatsinskaya at National Academy of Music "Pancho Vladigerov" in Sofia, continuing at Queen Sof
ía College of Music in Madrid under the guidance of the great master Dmitri Bashkirov. Other teachers that she studied with were Abdel-Rahman El Bacha, Leon Fleischer, Rosalyn Tureck, Krystian Zimermann, Andras Schiff. She is laurate of prestitigous piano and chamber music constests, among them: "Paloma O'Shea" taking place in Santander, "Vittorio Gui" taking place in Florence and Juventus Festival in France.

The soloist participates frequently in festivals such as La Roque d'Anthreon, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Santander, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Montpellier Radio France Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Bach Akademie Stuttgart, Progetto Martha Argerich Lugano, Verbier Academy, La Folle Journée Nantes, Rostropovich Festival in Moscow and Baku.

Her recordings are unanimously appreciated by professional critics, her first CD, including works by Dmitri Shostakovich, having been awarded with Diapason d'Or in 2007. Another disc which was produced together with soprano Tatiana Melnychenko, violin player Natalia Prischepenko and violoncello player Sebastian Klinger, was awarded with Superfonic Prize by Pizzicato magazine. The following recordings were equally successful: Burleske by Richard Strauss (2008), Piano Concerto No. 1 by Brahms (2010) and the most recent CD with works by Franck and Ysaÿe produced together with the violoncello player Alexander Kniazev.

Translated by Gheorghe Roxana Cristina,
Universitatea București, MTTLC, An I