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Liya petrova

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Liya Petrova was born in 1990 in Sofia, Bulgaria, into a family of musicians. From the age of six she already played as a soloist with various orchestras, received at eight the price of the Mozart medal and was elected "Youngest artist of UNESCO". She is also the winner of numerous international competitions, notably Tibor Varga in Sion or 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 Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels as well as with Anthe Weithaas at the Hochschule "Hans Eisler "from Berlin.

Recently, she entered 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 double concerto by Brahms, the Luxembourg Philharmonic, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jesús-López-Cobos, the Philharmonic from Osaka conducted by Augustin Dumay, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Montpellier, the Staatskapelle of Weimar, the Norrdeutsche Philharmonie.

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

In 2013 his first album was released under the label Outhere Music Zig Zag Territoires, including the first concerto for violin and Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso de Saint-Saëns with the Royal Liège orchestra conducted by Christian Arming.

Liya Petrova has participated in some of the most prestigious festivals in Europe. Last season, Liya Petrova performed notably 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 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 violin by Matteo Goffriller dating from 1690, generously made available to him by the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel.

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