New York City, New York, USA

"Edgy, knock-out, Tania Stavreva's got rhythm" - The Huffington Post
"World-Class! - Classicalite News
"Unique!" - AXS
"Bulgarian-born piano dynamo" -Steve Smith, Time Out New York
"A fully formed and fearsomely talented pianist" - Steve Holtje, CultureCatch.com
"Bold, dynamic, magnificent!" - Harris Goldsmith, New York Concert Review
"Extraordinary, intoxicating, superb, incredible, spectacular, evocative! ...from hot to hotter!" - Performing Arts Review


Described by the music critics as "exceptional, entrancing, fun!" (Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet.com), "a fully formed and fearsomely talented pianist" (Steve Holtje, CultureCatch.com) and "bold, dynamic, magnificent" (Harris Goldsmith, NY Concert Review"), "Bulgarian-born piano dynamo" (Steve Smith, Time Out NY) Tania Stavreva is recognized as one of the most versatile young artists of her generation, renowned internationally for having “some of the most precise fingering of any of the twenty-something generation of pianists, bar none” (Mark Greenfest, SoundWordSight Arts Magazine), for her "superior technical abilities", "unlimited virtuosity", "personal sensitivity difficult to find elsewhere", and "huge dynamic range" combined with "demanding and diversified programs”. Her "masterfully delivered" (San Francisco Chronicle) performance of the "White Lies for Lomax" by Mason Bates, released on Innova Recordings “is a stunning display of intricate blues playing and a highlight of the recording” (Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz CD Review). Her "edgy and knockout" (The Huffington Post) album Rhythmic Movement reached Billboard Classical Top 10 (at #8) and won the Clouzine International Music Award 2017 in Best Classical Album, 3  Global Music Awards for Outstanding Achievement and 4 Radio Music Awards, Indie Music Channel.

Tania Stavreva made her New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in April 2009. She returned to Carnegie Hall in June 2016, on the main stage Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. She has performed also at many other top venues including Lincoln Center, Kaufman Center, Symphony Space, Kosciusko Foundation Auditorium, Steinway Hall, Embassy of Bulgaria in New York, and the CSV Cultural Center where she was featured live on NY1 News by NBC reporter Asa Aarons. She has performed also at the GRAMMY Museum Theater, Clive Davis Auditorium in Los Angeles, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Sanders Theater at Harvard University and the French Cultural Center in Boston, The National Ethnographic Museum in Bulgaria, Radio Plovdiv - Bulgarian National Radio Concert Hall, Cathedral San Lorenzo in Italy, Sala dei Notari (Italy), 1901 Arts Club in London, UK and the Ruinekerk in The Netherlands. In January 2013 her sold out Chicago recital debut was broadcast live on WFMT 98.7. On June 12th, 2012 she was invited to perform at the Miles Davis/Edith Piaf Commemorative USPS Stamp Dedication Ceremony at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York where Ms. Stavreva was featured on CNN and shared the stage with the legendary bassist Ron Carter, the Miles Davis Family, Grammy-award winning songwriter Mike Stoller and legendary music producer George Avakian (Columbia Records). 

In July 2011 Tania Stavreva performed for a first time body painted, connecting the music of Erik Satie to the work by artist Danny Setiawan. The multimedia collaboration was immediately featured on NY1 News, NY Daily News and Time Out NY. 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 (abstract music-color synesthesia). 

In 2009, invited by Amanda Palmer from the internationally-acclaimed band The Dresden Dolls, Tania Stavreva is one of the first pianists of her generation to perform modern classical music at such rock club venues as Webster Hall (NY) and Paradise Rock Club (Boston), making classical music accessible to younger and non-traditional audiences. She has also collaborated with legendary two times Grammy award winning drummers Will Calhoun (Living Color, B.B. King) and Dave Lombardo (John Zorn, Slayer, Fantomas). 

Tania Stavreva is an active participant at many outreach programs and fundraising campaigns, supporting institutions such as Dana Faber Cancer Institute, NYU Hospital, Los Angeles Children's Hospital, etc. She is a graduate of the National Music School "Dobrin Petkov" in Bulgaria, where she studied with renown pedagogue Rositsa Ivancheva and a graduate of the Boston Conservatory, where she was a full scholarship recipient and the winner of many competitions. She has been on the piano faculty of the Boston Int. Summer Music Festival "Youth & Muse", Piano School of NYC and the Page Music Lesson Center, where she was also the director and founder of the Page Music Piano Performance Program. Tania Stavreva is a voting member of the Grammys (NARAS) as well as a member of ASCAP, Women in Music, Latin Grammys (LARAS) and AFM.


"Rhythmic Movement" Released on January 7th, 2017 - album is on Billboard Classical Top 10 & winner of 8 (so far) international music awards! It is produced, engineered and mixed by legend Ron Saint Germain (Jimi Hendrix), with 2 time Grammy Award winning drummer Will Calhoun (Living Colour), who is guest artist on track 14: www.taniastavreva.com/shop

"Stereo is King" on Innova Records (Tania Stavreva is playing on track 6): http://www.innova.mu/albums/mason-bates/stereo-king

Set List


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