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Boris Bikov


Artistic Biography
of Boris Bikov-piano,
born 12.07.2004 in the city of Plovdiv, the Republic of Bulgaria,
student from the 8th grade in the ""Dobrin Petkov"" School of Fine Arts - Plovdiv,
from the Svetlana Koseva’s piano class

In September 2009 he starts attending the Daniela Kostova’s piano class, Plovdiv. At this time Boris Bikov is five years old.
From September 2013 is a student at the ""Dobrin Petkov"" School of Music - Plovdiv, from the Svetlana Koseva’s piano class.
Participation in master classes: Prof. Dr. Atanas Kurtev (Prof. Pancho Vladigerov - National Academy of Music), Prof. Milena Mollova (""NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY"" - Sofia), Stefka Perifanova (Switzerland), Prof. Viktor Chuchkov / AMU ""Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ""- Sofia, Anna Petrova /"" Houston Central University "", USA / Prof. Tatyana Levitina / Russia / , Prof. Tomislav Nedelkovich-Bainov /Germany/, Prof. Tamara Poddubnaya /USA/, Assoc. Stefano Malférrari - Deputy Rector at the Music Conservatory in Bologna / Italy /, Tsvetana Gigova / Belgium /, Aglika Genova and Lyuben Dimitrov / Germany / and others.

Achievements of Boris as a musician-pianist until now:

In 2019:
- First place at level C / 12-14 years / from the prestigious international classical music contest ""eMuse 2019"".
- On April 22, Boris played as a soloist ""Concerto for a Piano and Orchestra in d minor"" (Part I Allegro) by Johann Sebastian Bach in ""Spring concert of the Symphonic Orchestra of NUMTI"" Dobrin Petkov ""under the conduction of Prof. Plamen Parvanov.
- First prize winner in the Age Group IV- 14-16 years at the International Music Competition „Great Composers Competition“ a series of international music competitions, Best Bach Performance (3rd Edition, 2019) -February 12 - March 21/online/. In honor of the 334th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach.

In 2018:
- Second place, unconquered first in the category ""Young Solist"" (Jeunes Solistes) - soloist of the Nice Symphony Orchestra in the 11th edition of the International Piano Competition ""Concours International de Piano de Nice Côte d'Azur"" -2018, organized by the Piano Porta Caiel Association and the National Conservatoire of Nice. The contest was held from 22nd to 27th October.
- First place in the category ""JUNIOR C"" - 13-15 years and a special prize for the most artistic performance in all levels and genres at the Open International Auditions ""2018"" organized by Cultural Association ""Festival & Contest "", Held at Malatesta Theater Montefiore (Rimini), Italy from 19th to 22nd September. He was honored by the jury with a plaque-award for the most artistic performance. It was awarded a certificate of invitation to competitions in Russia, Kazakhstan and Italy in 2019.
- Second place at level C / 12-14 years / from the prestigious international music competition for classical music ""eMuse 2018"". The results were announced on 1 May 2018.
- Second prize in category ""D"" / age group of 13 years. up to the 15th of the XVIIIth International Piano Competition organized by the Russian Conservatory Alexander Skryabin, held from 23rd to 25th April in the Marble Hall of the Russian Cultural Center in Paris, France.
- First prize at International Music Internet Competition ""Imka"" - Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The results were announced on February 28, 2018.
- First Prize and Certificate No. 186.100 - First Degree at the International Web Arts Contest 2017-2018 - Play, organized by Festival & Contest. The certificate allows free participation in the International Multi-genre Festival - Italian Break Competition in March 2018, held in Remi, Italy, and free participation in the Open International Auditions International Contest for Artists in September 2018, taking place in the Republic of San Marino.

In 2017:
- On December 8, he participated in a piano concert at the ""Balabanovata kashta"", ""The Old Town"" - Plovdiv on the occasion of the Christmas celebrations ""Light and Hope"" as a laureate of the 6th piano piano contest ""Schumann Brahms"" - Plovdiv, 2017
- On November 24, 2017, Boris performed Part One of ""Concerto for piano and orchestra in la Minor"" by Edvard Grig as soloist of the State Symphony Orchestra of Shumen, under the command of maestro Slavov Dimitrov. The Concert ""Laureates from V National Piano Competition"" Mila Mihaylova ""took place in the Municipal concert hall"" Prof. Veneta Vicheva ""in the town of Shumen.
- First prize at the Sixth Piano Competition ""SHUMAN - BRAMS"", Plovdiv, 1-3 November 2017
- Special Prize ""Rositsa Ivancheva"" for High Professionalism in ""Sixth Piano Competition"" SHUMAN - BRAMS, Plovdiv, 1-3 November 2017
- First Prize - Piano Section - International Music Competition ""Grand Prize Virtuoso"", online -Vienna (Austria), September. At the invitation of the organizers, he participated in the concert and at the awards ceremony on 22.09.2017. in Vienna, Musikverein, Gläserner Saal. The competition includes many musicians from 24 countries.
- First prize at the 21st International Youth Musical Competition ""Hopes, Talents, Masters"" - Dobrich / 4-8 September / 2017.
- First prize of the 5th International Music Competition ""Orpheus's heirs"", held in Albena Resort, Bulgaria, in the period August 31 - September 08, 2017.
- Second place in the ""Young"" section, category ""D"" at the 7th International Piano Competition ""PianoTalents"", held from 30 May to 4 June 2017 in “ Casa Verdi’’, Milan (Italy).
- Second place among 93 competitors at level C / 12-14 years / from the prestigious international music competition online for eMuse classical music. The results were announced on 1 May 2017.
- GOLDEN KEY - first place ""International French Competition for Pianists, Violinists, etc."" The Golden Key "", which took place on 23.04.2017. in the ""Dobrin Petkov"" School of Fine Arts - Plovdiv. The competition is from the calendar of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of France and has a 30-year history, and this is its third edition in Bulgaria.
- First Prize at the International Music Competition ""Grand Prize Virtuoso"", London (UK). At the invitation of the organizers, he was one of the participants in the concert and at the awards ceremony on 04.04.2017. in London, Royal Albert Hall. Competitors represent 31 states.
In 2016:
- First prize in the category ""Young Talents"" (Age group - up to 14 years) - ""IX International Piano Competition"" Simon Delber-Février "", Nice, France - 24 - 29 October 2016. The competition is organized with the support of the ""Nice City Council"" and the ""Regional Council"" of the department of Alpe Maritime, the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region and in partnership with the “National Conservatory’’ in Nice. Second and third prizes were not awarded.
- Second prize (Category A, Second age group - up to 15 years old) - 5-th National Competition for Pianists ""Mila Mihaylova"", Varna, Bulgaria, 29 - 31 October 2016. The competition is in the calendar of the Ministry of Culture. He was also awarded with special prize (from the conductor Stanislav Ushev) to participate in a concert with the State Symphony orchestra – Shumen. By the end of 2017 he performed Grieg – “ Piano concerto in a moll ” under the conduction of maestro Slavil Dimitrov.
- First prize (Category Debutant D3) - ""13th International Piano Competition"" Nikolay Rubinstein """", Paris, France, 17-23 April 2016.
- First-First prize (Second age group - up to 13 years) at the XIV International Competition for Young Pianists, Nis, Serbia, March 31 - April 3, 2016.
In 2015-2014-2013:
- Second prize at the Golden Key Competition - May 2015
- Second prize at the national competition for pianists Schumann-Brahms-Plovdiv-November 2014
He has participated in concerts of NUMTI ""Dobrin Petkov"" - Plovdiv, both on the territory of the school and in music concerts in the bookstore ""Helikon"" - Plovdiv.
His first appearances were predominantly on Plovdiv's stages: ""Regional History Museum"" - Plovdiv; ""Balabanov's House"" in the ""Old Town"" - Plovdiv; cultural center ""Trakart"" - Plovdiv.

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