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”Winners of the International Music and Earth Competition for Instrumentalists and Composers” features pianist Daniela Mineva and is on Wednesday, April 30th

“Winners of the International Music and Earth Competition for Instrumentalists and Composers” features pianist Daniela Mineva and is on Wednesday, April 30th, at 7:30PM at the Bulgarian Consulate General. 

This concert is presented by ‘Music & Earth’ International Competition, in collaboration with Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York.

Here are the concert’s details:

Date: Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Time: 7:30 PM

Place: Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria

Address: 121 E 62nd Street, New York, NY 10021 (between Park and Lexington Av.)

Artist: Daniela Mineva, piano

Program:

Claude Debussy – Images Oubliées

                           - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Olivier Messiaen – Cantéyodjayâ

Krassimir Taskov- Hommage on Robert Schumann

Sofia Gubaidulina- Piano Sonata (1965) 

This concert is FREE and no tickets are necessary.

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Daniela Mineva

Hailed by critics as a “vibrant and expressive performer who could steal the show in every concert” (New York Times) and “energetic and lively pianist who displaces power and delicacy in nuanced sensitivity along with virtuoso technique” (The Baltimore Sun), DANIELA MINEVA’s unique approach to standard repertory, combined with the performance and dedication of works by living composers has taken her career throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America.

Daniela has been the winner and finalist in numerous international and national competitions including 2007 Jean Francaix piano competition in Paris, France, 1998 Steinway International Piano Competition, the International Competition ” Music and the Earth ” Sofia, Bulgaria among many others. During the Piano Meeting Festival 2007 in San Danielle, Italy, she was awarded with the prize “Highest Artistic Level of Performance” for her solo recital at the festival. In collaboration with the composer Vera Ivanova, the 8th International Competition for new music, Orléans, France awarded them with the “Prix André CHEVILLION- Yvonne BONNAUD sous l’égide de la FOUNDATION DE FRANCE” for the solo piano piece “Aftertouch”, written for Daniela Mineva.

Ms. Mineva maintains an active international career. She has appeared as orchestral soloist, chamber music collaborator and solo artist at some of the most prestigious venues in Bulgaria, USA, China, Italy, France, Greece, Austira, Russia, Germany, and Costa Rica. A strong proponent of new music, Ms. Mineva has collaborated with many young and established composers as well as collaborating with new music ensembles like Speculum Musica, New York, NY; Earplay, San Francisco, CA; OSSIA, Eastman School of Music, and Twenty One, Rochester, NY. Since 2011 she has served as the president of the International Society for Pianists and Composers in the United States.

A devoted teacher herself, Dr. Mineva has given master classes and workshops throughout USA, Europe, Asia and South America. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies at Humboldt State University, California. In 2013, she was appointed as the Artistic and Executive Director of the Sequoia Chamber Music Summer Workshop.

Born in Bulgaria, Daniela began piano lessons at the age of five with her mother as her first teacher. She graduated from Sofia Music Academy with the Bachelor of Music degree and the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Choral Conducting. Dr. Mineva also holds the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and the Outstanding Graduate Diploma from the University of North Texas as well as Artist Certificate from Northwestern University and Doctor of Music Arts degree, and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Her principal teachers include Natalya Antonova, Ursula Oppens, Pamela Mia Paul, Jenny Zacharieva and Julia Girginova.