"Bulgarian-born piano dynamo" -Steve Smith, Time Out New York
"Exceptional, entrancing, fun!" Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet.com
"A fully formed and fearsomely talented pianist" - Steve Holtje, CultureCatch.com
"Bold, dynamic, magnificent!" - Harris Goldsmith, New York Concert Review
Described by the music critics as "exceptional, entrancing, fun!" (Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet.com), "a fully formed and fearsomely talented pianist" (CultureCatch.com) and "bold, dynamic, magnificent!" (Harris Goldsmith), "Bulgarian-born piano dynamo" (Steve Smith, Time Out NY), and also a model, actress, composer, arranger and educator, Tania Stavreva made her Carnegie Hall debut in April 2009. Her "masterfully delivered" (San Francisco Chronicle) performance of the "White Lies for Lomax" by Mason Bates (Winner of the 3rd Van Cliburn American Composers International) is released on Innova Records, where Ms. Stavreva is among artists such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Claremont Trio and other legendary ensembles. Her upcoming solo debut album "Rhythmic Movement" is TBA in the summer of 2014.
Ms. Stavreva has performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Kosciuszko Foundation Auditorium, Steinway Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Galapagos Art Space, Roulette, Bulgarian Consulate General, New York Public Library, and the CSV Cultural Center in New York where she was featured live on NY1 News by NBC reporter Asa Aarons. She has performed also at the GRAMMY Museum Theater in Los Angeles, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, National Ethnographic Museum in Bulgaria, Cathedral San Lorenzo in Italy, and the Ruinekerk in The Netherlands. In January 2013 her sold out Chicago recital debut was featured live on WFMT 98.7 at Chicago's Cultural Center.
In July 2011 her multimedia performance Rhythmic Movement took place at the Metropolitan Room in NYC where for a first time she performed body painted, connecting the music of Erik Satie to the work by artist Danny Setiawan. Rhythmic Movement was immediately featured on NY1 News as well as Time Out New York and New York Daily News. On May 10th, 2012 Ms. Stavreva collaborated with the internationally-acclaimed body painter and artist Derrick Little (Madonna, Shakira) at Galapagos Art Space in New York on another multimedia project titled Rhythmic Movement Multimedia. This time live music and live body painting were connected through abstract music-color synesthesia. The young pianist and fine art model also made her acting debut with the Onomatopoeia Theater Company as Sasia in The Tempest by William Shakespeare - an off-off Broadway modern adaptation. She has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras among which are Sinfonia Perugina, conductor Enrico Marconi, Italy and the Boston Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Boston Pop's former principal guest conductor Bruce Hangen.
In 2009, invited by Amanda Palmer from the internationally-acclaimed band The Dresden Dolls, Tania is one of the first pianists of her generation to perform modern classical music at such rock club venues as Webster Hall (NYC) and Paradise Rock Club (Boston, MA). She has also collaborated with Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Fantomas) and Will Calhoun (Living Color, B.B. King).
Tania Stavreva is an active participant at many outreach programs and fundraising campaigns, supporting with her talent and time institutions such as Dana Faber Cancer Institute, NYU Hospital, Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Life Care Center of Stoneham, Centers for Alzheimer Care, etc. She is a graduate of the "Dobrin Petkov" National Music School in Bulgaria, where she studied with renowned pedagogue Rositsa Ivancheva and also a graduate of the Boston Conservatory, where she was a full scholarship recipient and a winner of many competitions.
"Rhythmic Movement" Debut Album - CD Release TBA
"Stereo is King" on Innova Records (Tania Stavreva is playing on track 6): http://www.innova.mu/albums/mason-bates/stereo-king
Tel: (212) 213-3430
Sample Program I: RHYTHMIC MOVEMENT
Tania Stavreva - Rhythmic Movement (2012)
Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978) - "Ratchenitza" Op. 29, No.6
Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978) - Mouvement rythmique, Op.37, No.6
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983): Danzas Argentinas, Op.2:
I. Danza del viejo boyero (Dance of the Old Herdsman)
II. Danza de la moza donosa (Dance of the Beautiful Maiden)
III. Danza del gaucho matrero (Dance of the Arrogant Cowboy)
Nikolai Kapustin (b.1937) - Two Jazz Concert Etudes: No.1 (Prelude) & No.3 (Toccatina)
Federico Mompou (1893-1987) - La barca (The Boat) & Cuna (The Cradle) from Impresiones Intimas
Mason Bates (b.1977): "White Lies for Lomax" (2007) for piano with electronic element
Alexander Vladigerov (1933-1993): Variations on a Bulgarian Folk Song Dilmano, Dilbero, Op.2