Prof. Dimitar Tsanev, Ph.D.

graduated from the Varna High School of Music in Katja Tsvetkova’s piano class, then from the “Pancho Vladigerov“ State Academy of Music, including two years Master Class, under professors Ljuba Encheva and Julia and Konstantin Ganev. He defended a doctoral thesis on “The Bulgarian Piano Sonata – Problems of Aesthetics and Interpretation“ in 1986.

In 1989 Mr. Tsanev furthered his studies with the American pianist  Professor Alan Weiss in The Lemmens Institute of Music, Leuven, Belgium.

Dimitar Tsanev won the First Prize at the Svetoslav Obretenov National Competition and the Grand Prix at the Competition for Spanish Music in Santiago de Compostella, Spain. His concert career has taken him to Italy, Spain, Belgium, Slovakia, Romania and Greece, where he has repeatedly given seminars on piano interpretation.

Of considerable importance in Dimitar Tsanev’s career, along with works of all epochs and styles, is the performance of a great part of Max Reger’s piano and chamber music. A piano programme was recorded on CD by GEGA NEW. Along with Reger series Mr. Tsanev performed such fundamental 20-th century works as Olivier Messiaen’s “Vision de L’Amen“ and “Vingt vegards sur L’Enfant – Jesus”, as well as the most important pieces of Bela Bartok’s chamber works, such as the comlete violin and piano pieces, most of the cello and piano pieces, the Sonata for two pianos and percussions etc. The 2003-2005 period was marked by the performance of the three Brahms's violin sonatas, the piano trios and the piano quartets.

Dimitar Tsanev is a Professor of piano at The Theoretical Faculty in the Bulgarian State Academy of Music and in the New Bulgarian University as well. In the 2005 was honoured with "Golden lyre" by The Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers.

Between 2005 and 2008 he is head of Piano Department and since 2008 he is a Dean of The Theoretical Faculty in the Bulgarian State Academy of Music.

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