Liya Petrova


Liya Petrova was born in 1990 in Sofia, Bulgaria, into a family of musicians. At the age of six she was already playing as a soloist with various orchestras. At the age of eight she received the Mozart Medal and was elected "Youngest Artist of UNESCO". She has also won numerous international competitions, including Tibor Varga in Sion and Louis Spohr in Weimar.

After her first musical steps, Liya Petrova continued her musical education with Petru Munteanu at the Hochschule in Rostock (Germany), then with Augustin Dumay at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels and with Anthe Weithaas at the Hochschule "Hans Eisler" in Berlin.

Recently, she joined Renaud Capuçon's class in Lausanne.

Liya Petrova has performed as a soloist and on tour with the Brussels Philharmonic and Jian Wang in the Brahms double concerto, the Luxembourg Philharmonic, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jesús-López-Cobos, the Osaka Philharmonic conducted by Augustin Dumay, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Montpellier, the Weimar Staatskapelle, the Norrdeutsche Philharmonic.

In March 2011, Liya Petrova was invited to participate in the "Martha Argerich and Friends" chamber music concert series in Athens, where she was able to have Martha Argerich, Renaud Capuçon, Yuri Bashmet and Mischa Maisky as partners. Among her chamber music collaborators are Ivry Gitlis, Augustin Dumay, James Ehnes, Nicholas Angelich, Frank Braley, Gerard Caussé, Antoine Tamestit, Gary Hoffman.

In 2013, his first recording was released on the Outhere Music Zig Zag Territoires label, including Saint-Saëns' First Violin Concerto and Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with the Royal Orchestra of Liège conducted by Christian Arming.

Liya Petrova has participated in some of the most prestigious festivals in Europe. Last season, Liya Petrova performed in recital at the Martha Argerich Festival in Lugano, at the Gezeïtenkonzert Festival in Germany, at the Luna-Classics Festival in Nyon in chamber music with Gauthier Capuçon and Yuja Wang.

Next season, Liya Petrova will play Ludwig van Beethoven's concerto with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki, Jean Sibelius' concerto with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra and will participate in a tour of India with the Orchestra of India and in chamber music with Augustin Dumay and Maria Joao Pires.

Liya Petrova plays a 1690 violin by Matteo Goffriller, generously donated by the Queen Elizabeth Chapel Musicale.


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