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Evgeny Genchev - Piano Recital

Wed Apr 11th 2012, 12:15 pm–1:00 am ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Evgeny Genchev

…Evgeny has been the most gifted young musician I have encountered in my lifetime.

…in every note he plays there is a clear sense of aristocracy…

Evgeny T. Genchev, 21, has already earned a reputation for himself in solo and ensemble performances and competitions in Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This native of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, enrolled at an early age in the “Dobrin Petkov” National School of Music in his home city, where he studied with Stella Oslekova. In 2003, he joined the Young Talents’ Class of Prof. Tamara Poddubnaya at the Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen, the Netherlands. Following graduation from the Dobrin Petkov School in 2008, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he has studied with Christopher Elton and Hamish Milne.

Competitions, recitals, and participation in piano festivals have taken young Genchev to many European venues, as well as to the eastern United States. His most notable awards have included 2nd prize in the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition in Paris (2004), 1st prize in the “Hopes, Talents, Masters” International Competition in Dobrich-Albena, Bulgaria (2006), the Grand Prix of the Peter the Great Festival in Groningen, the Netherlands (2006), and in 2007, 1st prizes in the LISMA International Competition, Long Island, New York, and the Valery Gavrilin Governor’s International Piano Competition, Vologda, Russia.

This young artist first traveled to the United States in 2006, to participate in the Portland (Maine) Conservatory’s International Piano Festival and the Rondo Festival in Bennington, Vermont. He returned in July 2007, to join the Music without Borders International Piano Festival, held at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, and participate in the LISMA Foundation’s International Music Festival and Competition on the SUNY-Old Westbury university campus on Long Island (New York). Since then, he has returned on several occasions to play solo recitals in New York and Maine. He has also appeared with orchestras in New York and Bulgaria.

In Europe, Genchev has recently played solo recitals in London, Warsaw, and St. Petersburg, where he made his debut in the Small Hall of the Philharmonic in June 2010. Later that summer, he traveled to present several solo recitals in the state of Maine, then returned to Europe to participate in the Holland Music Sessions.

Throughout his musical education, Evgeny Genchev has been fortunate to have participated in master classes of distinguished artists and pedagogues, in both Europe and the United States.

With considerable international training and performance experience behind him and now completing his third undergraduate year at the Royal Academy, this gifted young pianist looks to the next phase of his career and performances in venues world-wide, where he can continue to display his formidable technique perfectly balanced with a powerful musicality, making for sensitive, insightful interpretations of the great piano literature.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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