Genova & Dimitrov piano duo

Genova & Dimitrov piano duo

BandClassical

"The most successful young piano duo" (Int. Piano Duo Federation") | Only ensemble in history to win all prestigious piano duo contests - Munich, Tokyo, Miami, Italy | 7 CDs | Festival appearances | Orchestra appearances | 1 piano 4-handed & 2 pianos | "Breathtaking" (FonoForum)

Biography

Origin
Germans, born in Bulgaria of Greek origin - Aglika GENOVA in Plovdiv and Liuben DIMITROV in Rousse on Danube and live by the city of Hanover (Germany).

Education
• Solo education at Special Music Schools for highly talented children until 1989
• First piano lessons beginning at the age of five
• First solo recitals and appearances with orchestras beginning at the age of nine
• Prize winners of numerous national and international piano solo competitions
• Piano solo education at the Sofia Music Academy with Prof.Ganev 1989-1993
• Participation at a number of master class courses
• Education with Prof.Vladimir Krainev in his solo piano class at the Hanover Music Academy (Germany) from 1993
• Graduation from the Hanover Music Academy earning Master Concert Soloist degree after two exciting orchestra appearances with the Music Academy Orchestra led by Eiji Oue, 2001

The foundation
Foundation of the GENOVA & DIMITROV Piano Duo in Hanover, October 1995

Piano duo competition wins
• Music Competition of the Hanover Music Academy (Germany), November 1995
• Bellini Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta (Italy), December 1995
• Piano Duo Competition in Tokyo (Japan), January 1996
• ARD Music Competition in Munich (Germany), September 1996
• Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition in Miami (USA), December 1997
• V.Bucchi Piano Duo Competition in Rome (Italy), November 1998

TV and Radio productions
ARD | ZDF | CBS | BBC | RAI | NPR | TV Senado | SABC South Africa | BNT/BNR | Channel25/WFMT | CCTV China | NHK | numerous US public broadcasters | CBC Canada | Swedish Radio | Danish Radio | France Musique | Radio France International | Makedonska Televizija | ABC Australia | TVP3/Polish Radio2 | almost all German radio corporations

Festivals
MDR Music Summer | Ludwigsburg Music Festival | Rheingau Music Festival | Schwetzingen Festival | Gstaad Music Festival | Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Music Festival | La Roque d'Antheron Piano Festival | Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival | Heidelberg Spring | Brahms Music days in Baden-Baden | JazzClassica Festival at Elmau Castle | Weilburg Castle Concerts | Vienna District Festival Weeks | Savannah Onstage Music Festival | Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago | Music Festival of the Hamptons | Ravello Music Festival | Varna Summer | Chopin Piano Festival in Duszniki | Ohrid Summer Festival | Vladimir Krainev Music Festival in Kiev | Skopje Music Summer | Rouen Music Festival | Poly Piano Festival in Beijing | Lower Saxony Music Festival

Orchestra & Choir partners
Munich, Hanover, and Kaiserslautern Radio Orchestras | Stuttgart Philharmonic | NDR Radio Choir Hamburg | Northwest German Philharmonic | New World Symphony | Savannah Symphony | Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra and National Philharmonic | Sofia Soloists String Orchestra | Beijing Symphony | Cape Town Philharmonic | Durban Philharmonic | Musica Viva Moscow | Minsk Orchestra | Polish Chamber Philharmonic | Czech Chamber Orchestra | Moscow Symphony Orchestra | Ukrainian National Philharmonic

Conductors
Eiji Oue | Ari Rasilainen | Alun Francis | Toshiyki Kamioka | Leos Svarovsky | Wojciech Rajski | Andreas Weiser | Robin Gritton | Alexander Rudin

Important concert halls
Konzerthaus Berlin | Staatsoper Berlin | Herkulessaal Munich | Castle Sanssouci Potsdam | NDR Hamburg | Kaisersaal Frankfurt | Frauenkirche Dresden | Liederhalle Stuttgart | Kuppelsaal Hanover | Kurhaus Baden-Baden | Great Hall of Radio SFB Berlin | Castle Kiel | Preston Bradley Hall Chicago | Lincoln Theatre Miami | Phillips Collection Washington | Palais Palffy Vienna | Casals Hall Tokyo | Musashino Bunka Kaikan Tokyo | Pierre Cardin Theatre Paris | Opera Theatre Rouen | Royal Museum of Fine Arts Brussels | Poly Theatre Beijing | Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro | City Hall Cape Town | City Hall Durban | Nakas Hall Athens | Great Bulgaria Hall Sofia | Baxter Art Center Cape Town | Borromini Hall Rom | Philharmony Almaty and Kiev

Special appearances, Honors & Awards
• World Exposition EXPO 2000 in Hanover (Germany)
• Opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City (USA) 2002
• Appearance in the "Who's Who in Germany" 1998
• "Musicians of the Year 2001"


Jury Memberships, Master classes & Workshops
ARD Music Competition in Munich (Germany), September 2005
Master classes and workshops in the USA, Germany and South Africa

Discography

• Dmitri Shostakovich - Complete Works for Piano Duo, cpo 1999 (world premiere recordings)
• Bulgarian Impressions, Pancho Vladigerov – Complete Works for Piano Duo, cpo 2000 (world premiere recordings)
• Genova & Dimitrov Piano Duo, Gega New 2001
• Martinu & Schnittke - Concertos for Two Pianos, NDR Hanover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Eiji Oue, cpo 2002
• Johann Christian Bach - Complete Works for Piano Four Hands, cpo 2003 (world premiere recordings)
• Muzio Clementi - Piano Sonatas for Two, cpo 2003
• French Concertos for Two Pianos - Milhaud, Poulenc, Casadesus (world premiere recording), SWR Kaiserslautern Radio Orchestra, Conductor Alun Francis, cpo 2004
• America for Two - Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, cpo 2005

Set List

Recital and Orchestra works for 1 piano four hands and for 2 pianos from J.S.Bach up to J.Corigliano