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Kristina Marinova, piano

January 23 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Critically acclaimed pianist Kristina Marinova performs four rhapsodies not often heard together in a live performance. These works for solo piano present a range of technical demands as well as contrasted moods, colors, and tonal progressions. They express spontaneity and bursts of improvisation with interplay between stark drama, dance, virtuosity, and dazzling yet tender reflection.

 

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Kristina Marinova has been described as a virtuoso pianist with extreme energy and youthful vibrance. Her clear and precise tone enhances her stormy expressions and performances, full of grace, serenity, style, and beauty.

She is currently working on a new concert series in New York, a music festival in France, as well as numerous collaborative concerts in the US and Europe. Kristina will be performing her “4 Rhapsodies” album live at Carnegie Hall on January 31, 2022. Her next recording project will be the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

A native of Plodiv, Bulgaria, Kristina entered the world of art at the age of four. She was accepted to the National Academy of Music and Dance for Gifted Children “Dobrin Petkov” and went on to attend the National Conservatory of Music in Sofia, Burgaria. The pianist holds a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan, where she was offered a full graduate fellowship and later was invited to specialize at the Keyboard Collaborative Arts Program at the University of Southern California(USC).

Kristina has appeared in major music festivals as a performer and educator and has collaborated with some of the world’s most prominent musicians. She has also been awarded numerous prizes and fellowships including the Virtuoso Etudes Piano Competition, German Compositions Piano Competition, Piano Solo Concerto Competition for the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, the Ohrid Summer Festival, UCA Piano Concerto Competition and UCA Piano Competition, and the Arts on Tour- Arts Council.