Tuesday 27 October 4.00 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
Petar Dimov (piano)
Debussy: 2 Preludes
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest
La fille aux cheveux de lin
La cathédrale engloutie
Dimov: Aura (Daylight) (UK premiere)
Brahms: Sonata no 3 in F minor Op 5
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Petar Dimov was born in 1994 in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). He studied there with Svetlana Koseva until his graduation with distinction in 2014. He then studied at the Royal College of Music, graduating with distinction in 2018. He is now a postgraduate student at the RCM, studying with Norma Fisher and Vanessa Latarche, supported by the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust and the St. Marylebone Foundation. He has won numerous prizes at music competitions in recent years. In 2011 he was awarded 2nd prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Craiova (Romania), and in 2012 he received two 1st prizes at the International Piano Competition 'Schumann-Brahms' in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and at the International Competition for Young Musicians ‘Ohrid Pearls' in Ohrid (Macedonia). In 2013,he won first prize at the ‘Scriabin' International Piano Competition in Paris (France). In 2020 he won third prize and a performance of Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 83 with the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013 his accomplishments as a pianist, chamber musician and accompanist were acknowledged with two prizes - from the Union of the Bulgarian Composers and the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture. He has performed Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed across multiple venues in England between 2014 and 2020, including Steinway hall, St. James' Piccadilly, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Austrian Cultural Forum, Waltham Abbey, Pallant House Gallery and St. Mary Abbots amongst others. In addition, he has given solo recitals in Athens, Crete, Edirne, Istanbul, Volos, Sofia and his native Plovdiv. As a composer, Dimov has worked with Nikolay Stoykov, and has written a number of works for various instruments and ensembles including Nocturne, Passacaglia, Alpha and Omega ( Sonata No. 1) and Butterfly dream for solo piano, Forwards for violin and piano duo, 19 ( Devouring time ) for unaccompanied choir, Aphelion for string quartet, Laniakea for orchestra, Circle of Light for soprano and piano, amongst others. His piano works are often performed by RCM pianists.
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