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Stefan Simov

Education: National School of Music “ L.Pipkov”, Sofia, Bulgaria
Piano solo since 2009, teacher: Emilia Kaneva
Chamber music (Piano Percussion Duo) since 2015, teacher: Iskra Palieva

Awards from Piano competitions (soloist):
April 2018 - E-muse International Music Competition, Greece – Second Prize
April 2018 – De Bach aux Jazz International Piano Competition, Athens, Greece – Second prize
March 2018 – Great Composers Competition – Best Bach Performance – First Prize and Best Bela Bartok Performance – First Prize
November 2017 – International Piano Competition Liszt- Bartok – Kodaly, Sofia, Bulgaria– Third prize
October 2017 – International Competition for Young Pianists „Interfest“, Bitola, Macedonia – First prize
October 2016 - International Piano Competition ""Classics and Modernity"" , Stara Zagora, Bulgaria – First prize and the Special prize for the best performance of classical music.
May 2016 – International Piano Competition, Vranje, Serbia – First prize
May 2014 – International Competition for Young Pianists „ New pianists“, Sofia, Bulgaria– Second prize
Jun 2013 – International Competition for Young pianists „ Apolonia“, Gevgelia, Macedonia-First prize

Awards from Chamber music competitions (Duo Stefan Simov, piano and Boyan Bokov, percussion):

April 2018 – E-muse International Music Competition – Overall Winner in the Age Category and First Prize winner in Chamber Music Category
April 2018 - International Music Competition ""Flying stage"", Burgas – Second Prize
March 2018 – Svirel International Music Competition – Nova Gorica, Slovenija– First prize
May 2016 – International Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso – Third prize
April 2016 – International Competition for Young Performers on Classical Instruments, Pernik, Bulgaria– First prize

Master classes:
22 – 24 Oct 2017 – Master class of Prof. Lilia Boyadjieva , Sofia

Participation in Concerts:
19 – 21 Mar 2018 – Recitals of the Duo and as a soloist in Bratislava
Conservatory, School of Music and Bulgarian Culture Institute.
23 Jan 2018 – Concert of the Laureates of Liszt – Bartok – Kodaly International Piano competition, 2017 – Bulgaria Chamber Hall, Sofia
28 Noe 2017, 22 Noe 2017, 16 Mar 2017 - Chopin Society Concert – Polish institute, Sofia
9 Noe 2017 – First International Festival “Artis” – Bulgaria Chamber Hall, Sofia
1 Noe 2017 – Official ceremony of recognition of the Young and the Youngest scientists with “Prof.Marin Drinov” and “Prof.Ivan Geshov” awards handed in by the President of Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, BAS
27 Oct 2017 – Celebration of 70 years of founding of the Institute of mathematics and informatics, BAS, Sofia
12 May 2017 and Noe 2016– „Friends“ – Charity concerts of pianists and percussionists, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia
Noe 2015 – Charity concert of Foundation for education and development CorPlus
Jul 2015 – European festival of arts, Loches, France
Performs at the National School of Music Charity and Open doors concerts on regular basis since 2016.

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