Peter Petrov

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1974, Peter Petrov studied the piano at the National School of Music in Sofia with Katya Bozhilova (graduating in 1993) and then at the National Academy of Music in Sofia with Prof. Atanas Kourteff (graduating in (1996). He went on to specialize at the Royal Conservatory of Liège under Prof. Juliette Longrée-Poumay, obtaining a diploma with grande distinction (2000). He has attended master-classes of Detlef Kraus (1997) and Dominique Merlet (2000), and studied with professors Abdel Rahman El Bacha and Avi Schönfeld. Petar Petrov has won numerous prizes and awards at national and international competitions such as the Competition in Ústí nad Labem in the Czech Republic (second prize), the Chopin Competition in Sofia (first prize), the Competition in Marsala, Italy (third prize), the Liszt-Bartok Competition in Sofia (second prize), the Mozart Competition in Sofia (first prize), the Marguerite Long Competition in Paris (special prize, 1992), and the Piano Duo Competition in Sofia (first prize). As a member of a piano trio, he has won first prize at the Schubert Competition in Sofia. Starting at the age of eight, he has given concerts with orchestras and recitals in Bulgaria and in many European countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France. He has recorded for radio and television in Bulgaria, Poland and Italy, as well as three CDs for Gaffa, Belgium.