Liya Petrova

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"Gorgeous sound - ripe and silvery, phrasing with majestic breadth."

The Sunday Times

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Debussy sonata for violin and piano

Alexandre Kantorow, piano

Rencontres Musicales d'Evian, juillet 2020

Beethoven- Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Xian Zhang

Extract from 3rd movement- Closing concert of La Folle Journée Festival, Nantes, Feb 2020

"Gorgeous sound - ripe and silvery, phrasing with majestic breadth."

The Sunday Times

Biography

Liya Petrova was revealed to the international scene in 2016 when she took First Prize at the Carl Nielsen competition in Denmark, chaired by Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider. Two years later, she recorded the Nielsen and Prokofiev’s first concer-tos with the Odense Philharmonic and Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska for Orchid Classics. This first album earned her international acclaim from the press : London’s Sunday Times admired her « gorgeous sound - ripe and silvery, phrasing with majestic breadth ». Pizzicato in Germany also qualified her sound as « silvery and pure » while Gramo-phone praised her « exceptional tonal variety » in « a marvelous disc ». The Strad was impressed by her « natural virtuosity » while Classical Music magazine finds her interpretation of the Nielsen concerto « staggeringly good » and « intensely lyrical »

As a soloist, Petrova performed with orchestras such as Paris’ Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Brussels Philharmonic, Norddeutsche Philharmonie, Kansai Philharmonic in Japan, with such leading conductors as Philippe Herreweghe, Krzysztof Penderecki, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Yan Tortelier, Xian Zhang, Christo-pher Warren-Green, Michel Tabachnik or Jesús López Cobos.

Liya Petrova was revealed to the international scene in 2016 when she took First Prize at the Carl Nielsen competition in Denmark, chaired by Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider. Two years later, she recorded the Nielsen and Prokofiev’s first concer-tos with the Odense Philharmonic and Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska for Orchid Classics. This first album earned her international acclaim from the press : London’s Sunday Times admired her « gorgeous sound - ripe and silvery, phrasing with majestic breadth ». Pizzicato in Germany also qualified her sound as « silvery and pure » while Gramo-phone praised her « exceptional tonal variety » in « a marvelous disc ». The Strad was impressed by her « natural virtuosity » while Classical Music magazine finds her interpretation of the Nielsen concerto « staggeringly good » and « intensely lyrical »

As a soloist, Petrova performed with orchestras such as Paris’ Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Brussels Philharmonic, Norddeutsche Philharmonie, Kansai Philharmonic in Japan, with such leading conductors as Philippe Herreweghe, Krzysztof Penderecki, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Yan Tortelier, Xian Zhang, Christo-pher Warren-Green, Michel Tabachnik or Jesús López Cobos.

She plays chamber music regularly with French Tchaikovsky competition 1st prize winner Alexandre Kantorow and has performed with many wonderful musicians like Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maisky, Renaud Capuçon, Augustin Dumay, James Ehnes, Nicholas Angelich, Frank Braley, Yuja Wang, Gérard Caussé, Antoine Tamestit, Bruno Philippe, Aurélien Pascal and Gautier Capuçon. Petrova is a regular guest of chamber music festivals like the Meck-lenburg-Vorpommern Festspiele, Rheingau Festival, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival, La Folle Journée, La Roque d’Anthéron International Festival and the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian.

In January 2020, Liya released the first album of a new collaboration with the Mirare label, a Beethoven-Barber-Britten recital album with pianist Boris Kusnezow. A second disc featuring the Beethoven violin concerto and Mozart’s rarely performed K 271 concerto, known as n° 7, with Jean-Jacques Kantorow and the Sinfonia Varsovia will be relea-sed in early 2021.

Liya Petrova was born in Bulgaria into a family of musicians and studied with Augustin Dumay at Brussels’ Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Antje Weithaas at the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler Berlin and Renaud Capuçon at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne. She now lives in Paris.

Liya plays the magnificent 1735 Carlo Bergonzi Helios on generous loan by Xavier and Joséphine Moreno.

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Discography

Videos

Debussy sonata for violin and piano

Alexandre Kantorow, piano

Rencontres Musicales d'Evian, juillet 2020

Beethoven- Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Xian Zhang

Extract from 3rd movement- Closing concert of La Folle Journée Festival, Nantes, Feb 2020

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