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The young Bulgarian pianist Evgeny Genchev has steadily gained international recognition with the public and critics. He has given numerous recitals and concerts throughout Europe, the United States, China and Australia and has won top prizes in more than fifteen international piano competitions.

Born in Bulgaria in 1989, Evgeny started playing the piano at the age of eight. She studied at the Dobrin Petkov National Music School in her hometown (Plodiv), under the guidance of Stella Oslekova. In 2003 he joined Tamara Poddubnaya's class of young talents at the Prince Claus Conservatory of Groningen in the Netherlands. After graduating from Bulgaria in 2008, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he was a student of Christopher Elton and Hamish Milne. He continued his training at the Imola Piano Academy with Boris Petrushansky until 2013. He won second place at the Nikolai Rubinstein Competition in Paris (2004), Grand Prix at the Peter the Great Competition in Groningen (2006), first place at the Hopes, Talents and Masters International Competition of Dobrich-Albena in Bulgaria (2006), the first place in the International LISMA of Long Island in the United States (2007) and in the International Piano Valery Gavrilin of Vologda in Russia.

In the recent season Genchev has performed in recitals at St. James's Church in Piccadilly, London, Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, Steinway Hall and Milton Court Hall in London, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, the Civic Theater during the Festival Sardinia in Sassari, Italy, Vienna's Peterskirche and at The Old Chapels, Glastonbury. He performed at the opening of the Chamber Music Series in Little Venice as well as collaborating with cellist Atanas Krastev at the Apollonia Arts Festival in Sozopol, Bulgaria. His future performances include recitals with violinist Mila Georgieva at the Plovdiv Philharmonic Hall and recitals in Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United States and his London Symphony Discovery Series debut at Barbican Hall. In 2016 he made his debut at the prestigious Piano Festival "In black and white" of the National Center for the Arts in Mexico City.

Evgeny Genchev has given recitals in prestigious concert halls such as the Glinka Philharmonic Hall in Saint Petersburg, the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Steinway Hall in New York, the Concert Hall of the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, the National Palace of the Sofia Culture, the Rossini Hall in Bad-Kissingen, among others. In recent years he was soloist with the UNAM Philharmonic (OFUNAM) and the Symphony of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León in Mexico, the Frédéric Chopin Philharmonic in Gdansk, the LISMA Festival Orchestra in New York and the Plovdiv Symphony, collaborating with directors such as Massimiliano Caldi, Jan Latham-Koenig, Jesús Medina, Arkady Leytush and Jan-Pascal Tortelier.

Evgeny has performed at festivals such as the Kissinger Sommer Festival, the City of London Festival, the Sofia Music Weeks, the Brahms Festival at the Royal Academy of Music in London collaborating with the cellist Luka Sulic, the Plovdiv Chamber Music Festival, along with cellist Atanas Krastev, the New York International Piano Institute and Festival (IKIF), Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival and the Holland International Music Sessions. Evgeny is currently pursuing his Master of Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under the tutelage of Ronan O'Hora and Martin Roscoe.

Since 2016 Evgeny has been a member of SYMPHONIACS, an electro-classical project that has brought together a new generation of young classical virtuosos, and which has already successfully toured several European countries and releases its first album in 2018.

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