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11 JULY 2024




 Songs Without Words Book 2 Op.30 (1833-34)  19"

- Andante espressivo 

- Allegro di molto

- Adagio non troppo

- Agitato e con fuoco 

- Andante grazioso 

- Allegretto tranquillo (Venetianisches Gondellied/Venetian Boat Song No.2)




Etudes Symphonique Op.13 (1834)  25"

- Theme – Andante

- Etude I (Variation 1) – Un poco più vivo 
- Etude II (Variation 2) – Andante 
- Etude III – Vivace 
- Etude IV (Variation 3) – Allegro marcato 
- Etude V (Variation 4) – Scherzando 
- Etude VI (Variation 5) – Agitato 
- Etude VII (Variation 6) – Allegro molto 
- Etude VIII (Variation 7) – Sempre marcatissimo 
- Etude IX – Presto possibile 
- Etude X (Variation 8) – Allegro con energia 
- Etude XI (Variation 9) – Andante espressivo 
- Etude XII (Finale) – Allegro brillante 






Gaspard de la Nuit  23"

(three poems for piano after Aloysius Bertrand) 


- I. Ondine

- II. Le Gibet

- III. Scarbo 




Selection from 12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys for piano (1986-2009)   16"


- VIII Erlkonig (after Goethe) 

- XI Minuetto 

- XII Prelude and Fugue 


EMANUIL IVANOV - attracted international attention after receiving the First prize at the 2019 Ferruccio Busoni Piano Competition in Italy. This achievement was followed by concert engagements in some of the world’s most prestigious halls including Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Herculessaal in Munich.

Emanuil Ivanov was born in 1998 in the town of Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. From an early age he demonstrated a keen interest and love for music. He regards the presence of symphonic music, especially that of Gustav Mahler, as tremendously influential in his musical upbringing during his childhood. He started piano lessons with Galina Daskalova in his hometown around the age of seven. He later studied in and graduated from the Bertolt Brecht language high school in Pazardzhik. Ivanov studied with renowned bulgarian pianist Atanas Kurtev from 2013 to 2018. He is currently studying on a full scholarship at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Pascal Nemirovski and Anthony Hewitt. He is due to continue his studies at London’s Royal Academy of Music as a recipient of the prestigious Bicentenary scholarship.

In February 2021, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ivanov performed a solo recital in Milan’s famous Teatro alla Scala. The concert was live-streamed online and is a major highlight in the artist’s career.

In 2022, received the honorary Silver medal of the Musicians’ Company, London and later in the same year became a recipient of the prestigious Carnwath Piano Scholarship. 

Emanuil Ivanov has given critically acclaimed performances and tours in Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Poland and has played with leading orchestras in South Africa, Bulgaria and Italy. In the summer of 2023, he recorded an album of Scarlatti sonatas for the renowned Naxos label. Ivanov’s performances have been featured on BBC Radio 3, Italy’s Rai Radio 3 and Japan’s NHK Radio. He has continually shown affinity towards some of the more rarely performed works in the repertoire and in 2024 is scheduled to perform Busoni’s mammoth piano concerto.

Apart from playing the piano, he also displays great interest in composition and has composed regularly since childhood.

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