Associate Prof. Ilia Tchernaev Ph.D.

Education

 In 2012 Tchernaev was awarded a PhD Degree.

 BM and MM in Piano Performance

National Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia, Bulgaria

1987-1991

 High School Studies

National Music School ”Liubomir Pipkov”, Sofia, Bulgaria

1982-1987 

Competitions, Awards, Honors:

 -2006  II prize at  the International Piano Duo Competition “SEILER” in Rethimno, Greece

-2000  III prize  at  the International Piano Duo Competition in Tokyo, Japan

-1998  I prize and Grand Prix at the International Competition “TIM” for chamber music and      piano duo in Rome, Italy

-1996  I prize at  the International Piano Duo Competition in Caltanissetta , Italy

-1990  III prize and Jacques Klein award for the best performance of a Mozart concerto at UNISA, International Piano Competition in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

-1989  I prize at the National Piano Competition CHOPIN in Sofia, Bulgaria

-1989  Honour from the Poland Ministry of Culture for the concert tour

-1987  I prize at the International Piano Competition “MARSALA” in Marsala, Italy

-1983  III prize at the International Piano Competition “USTI NAD LABEM” in Czech Republic

 Ilia Tchernaev’s students are laureates of national and international piano competitions in Bulgaria, France, Italy, Holland, Romania and USA.

 Author of the book “The Stage – Golgotha, Narcotic or Daily Round…”, published in March, 2011.

Solo Recitals and Chamber Performance

 Mr.Tchernaev has over a hundred recitals and concerts with orchestras in Bulgaria, Italy, South African Republic, Namibia, Poland, Greece, Austria, Spain and Switzerland.

He has played as a soloist with  all major orchestras in Bulgaria and South African Republic. He was a solist with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Varna Philharmonic Orchestra, Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra, Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra, Dobrich Chamber Orchestra , South Africa National Symphonic Orchestra, Cape Town Symphonic Orchestra, Transvaal Symphonic Orchestra etc. 

He has participated at International Music Festivals in Bulgaria, Italy and South African Republic . He has a national and world premier of piano and piano duo compositions by Rameau, Ligeti, Prokofiev, Britten, Schnitke, Denev, Mladenov etc.

Recordings

          Bulgarian National Television- Bulgaria

          Bulgarian National Radio- Bulgaria

          South Africa Broadcasting

Master Courses  and classes

 1991- International Summer Academy “Mozarteum” in Salzburg, Austira

1991- International Summer Academy in Bruxel, Belgium

 

Prof.Germaine Mounier

Prof. Aquilles Delle-Vigne Fabri

Prof. Tatiana Nikolaeva

Prof. Julia i Konstantin Ganevi

Prof. Milena Kurteva

Prof. Lidia Kuteva

Employment

Professor - Applied Piano

National Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”

Instrumental department, Sofia, Bulgaria

2004 – present (full time)

 Assistant Professor - Applied Piano

National Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”

Instrumental department, Sofia, Bulgaria

1992 – 2004 part time

Visiting Professor - Applied Piano

National Music School “Liubomir Pipkov”

Sofia, Bulgaria

January 2002 - June 2002 (full time)

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