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Ivana Govedarska


I was born in 1993 in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2012 I graduated from the National school of music “L. Pipkov“, Sofia in the piano class of Svetla Slavtcheva. My bachelor’s degree I received in the piano class of the world-famous Bulgarian pianist Prof. Ivan Drenikov in National academy of music “Prof. P. Vladigerov“, Sofia. In June 2017, I graduated with excellent success at the Conservatory del Liceu, Barcelona in the piano class of Prof. Stanislav Pochekin.

My first success came as early as 2007 when I won First Prize at the XII International Festival ""Hopes, Talents, Masters"", Dobrich, Bulgaria. In 2010 I won the First Prize at the XI International Young Pianists Competition, Nis, Serbia, and later that year I became the Third Prize winner at the International Competition ""Prof. Josef Dichler"", Vienna, Austria. I was also the winner of the First Prize and Special Prize of the National Academy of Music ""Prof. P. Vladigerov"" at the IX National Competition for Students-Accompanists, Pleven, Bulgaria – 2011. Another success came in 2015, where a high-level jury awarded me the Third Prize at the First International Piano Competition ""Ciudad de Marbella"", Spain, among participants from over 20 countries. In 2015, I took part in the “Festival de Piano and Master Classes de Saint Savin”, France, and in 2016 at the “MusikFest Piano Camp” Festival in Minnesota, USA, where I had the opportunity to work with distinguished musicians such as Prof. Alexander Braginsky, Prof. Miyoko Lotto and Prof. Alexander Sklioutovsky. In August this year I participated again in the “Festival de Piano and Master Classes de Saint Savin”, France as a scholarship student. In the competition held there, the result of which is determined by the vote of the professors, artistic directors and the audience, I was one of the four laureates from 18 participants from 7 countries.

I have given solo concerts in France, Spain, Greece and Bulgaria, I have been a soloist of the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the National Academy of Music ""Prof. Pancho Vladigerov"". I have participated in the annual review ""New Bulgarian Music"" at the Union of Bulgarian Composers (UBC), where I performed newly created works by Bulgarian composers.

I have taken part in the masterclasses of Prof. Dmitri Alexeev, Prof. Alexander Braginsky, Prof. Miyoko Lotto, Prof. Alexander Sklioutovski, Prof. Akiko Ebi, Prof. Siegfried Mauser, Prof. Jacques Rouvier, Prof. Mikhail Voskresensky, Prof. Stanislav Pochekin, Prof. Hortense Bresson, Prof. Pavel Gililov, Prof. Elena Ashkenazy, Prof. Johannes Kropfitsch, Prof. Bernhard Parz, Prof. Tamara Podddubnaya, Prof. Markus Prause, Prof. Harald Osberger, Philippe Cassard, Prof. Ivan Drenikov Prof. Viktor Chuchkov, Prof. Milena Mollova, Plamena Mangova and many others.

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