Current & Recent Performances

May 24, 2019: Salon Impromptu:

A Salon Evening of Romantic Repertoire and Romantic Style Improvisation

With pianists Clemens Teufel and Christos Vayenas

Music by Poulenc, Teufel, Chopin & improvisations


Harvard Musical Association

Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

June 17, 2018: With Light in My Soul:

An Evening of Music and Poetry

With poet Simeon Asparuhov

ClassicArt String Quartet & Ensemble with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Music by Dvorak & Dohnanyi


“Bulgaria” Chamber Hall

Sofia, Bulgaria

April 26, 2018: Folk and Art Music of Bulgaria:

A Workshop-Performance

With Bulgarian Folk Music Singer Elitsa Stoyneva

Music also by Pancho and Alexander Vladigerov


Lewis Music Library

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

March 4, 2018: The Piano Is A Thousand Instruments:

An Afternoon of Music and Conversation

With composers Carl Christian Bettendorf, Bert Van Herck, and Richard Beaudoin

Music also by Pancho Vladigerov, Bela Bartok, Claude Debussy


Killian Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Some Past Performances

June 24, 2017: A Palette of Timbres

ClassicArt Chamber Ensemble

Sofia Philharmonic Chamber Music Season

Gabriel Fauré, Rumen Boyadjiev-Son, Bruce Adolphe,

David Amram, Ian Munroe

7 pm

Chamber Hall "Bulgaria"

Sofia, Bulgaria 

May 6, 2017: Soundworlds at the Piano

A Presentation, Interactive Experiment, and Recital

Killian Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

February 8, 2017: Showcase: Open Studios Presentations

Rolston Auditorium

Banff Centre for the Arts

Banff, Canada

May 23, 2016: “Invitation to Collaborative Listening”: An Interactive Workshop 

Holden Chapel, Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

August 22, 2015: “Preludes and Repertoire: A Current-Day Exploration of Romantic Pianism,” : A solo recital of repertoire works and improvised preluding

Vladigerov, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, (Tzotzkova)

Cornelia Street Cafe

New York City


June 18, 2015: “Music for Two Pianos”, Conference Concert and Workshop, with Mine Dogantan-Dack

Sixth International Symposium on Music/Sonic Art: Practices and Theories

Brahms, Rachmaninoff

Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Musikinformatik (IMWI)

Karlsruhe, Germany


May 30, 2015: "The Piano is a Thousand Instruments": A concert-presentation

Rachmaninoff, Bartok, Chopin, Bettendorf

Lehman Hall, Dudley House

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA


May 31, 2014: "Preludes and Repertoire: A Current-Day Exploration of Romantic Pianism": A solo recital of repertoire works and improvised preluding

Chopin, Debussy, (Tzotzkova)

Spectrum NYC

New York City


March 27, 2014: "The Piano Is a Thousand Instruments, or Standing at the Intersection of Sound and Experience":

A presentation in words and music
Bulgarian Cultural Salon in New York and
Young in the City Artist Fund
Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Debussy
Bulgarian Consulate General
New York City

June 18, 2013: "With Four Hands: Music for Two Pianists", Conference Concert
with pianist Mine Dogantan-Dack
Mozart, Brahms, Rachmaninoff
Chancellor’s Hall
Senate House
London, UK

January 9, 2013: "Bells, shimmers, and images: Zooming in on acoustic piano sound": A concert-presentation
Bulgarian Cultural Salon in New York and
Young in the City Artist Fund
with composer Carl Christian Bettendorf
Bulgarian Consulate General
New York City

July 10, 2012: Open Studio Showcase
SonicExchange collaborative initiative
curated by Ursel Schlicht,
in conjunction with  dOCUMENTA (13)
Musings on the music of Morton Feldman
with composer Nick Patterson
Fenster zum Hof (Fotomotel Wolf 53)
Kassel, Germany

November 5, 2011: Rosetta Goodkind Memorial Concert
Manhattan School of Music
New York City

October 22, 2011: "Counterpoints: Nineteenth-century Music and Literature", Conference Concert
Debussy, Carl Christian Bettendorf
Fordham University, Lincoln Center
New York City

October 14, 2010: Solo Recital
Bechstein Artist Series
Chopin, Debussy, Vladiguerov, Grieg, Rachmaninoff
Bechstein Piano Salon
New York City

April 30, 2010: In the Spirit of Diaghilev
Argento Chamber Ensemble
Stravinsky, “Les Noces”
Miller Theater at Columbia University
New York City

April 25, 2009: New York Recital Debut
Artists International Presentations
Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Feldman, Debussy
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
New York City

November 3-5, 2008: Music and Dance collaborations
New Chamber Ballet
Dvorak, Stockhausen
City Center Studios
New York City

June 26, 2008: Chamber Music Series
“Vek” Chamber Ensemble, Sofia Philharmonic   
Brahms, Messiaen
Chamber Hall at “Bulgaria” Concert Hall
Sofia, Bulgaria

July 27, 2007: Festival Showcase: New Works
European American Musical Alliance
Philip Lasser, Ori Talmon
Salle Cortot, Ecole Normale de Musique
Paris, France

Video: Claude Debussy, “Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum”

from Children’s Corner

New York Recital Debut

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

25 April 2009

“A unique musical personality...

...The sheer beauty of her golden tone...

...Simply magical”

                  ~ Rorianne Shrade

The New York Concert Review

“Very dramatic and powerful playing. Solid technique and color control... a strong musical conviction”

“A very much emotional palette of colors”

“Strong temperament and sense of drama supported by mature technique and a very musical ear”

                                         ~ Lawrence Graham                      The Manhattan School of Music

“It was music deeply felt and wonderfully transmitted to the audience”

                                             ~ Svetla Jelyazkova

                                                   Vecherni Novini
                                                     Sofia, Bulgaria

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