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Galya Kolarova

Piano

Bulgarian-born pianist Galya Kolarova received her musical education in Bulgaria, Denmark, Italy and Austria under the tutelage of Zdravka Nikolaeva, Atanas Kurtev, Jose Ribera, Konstantin Bogino, Bohumila Jedlickova and Gerhard Schulz (member of the Alban Berg Quartet). She participated in master classes with teachers as Boris Berman, Pnina Salzman, Matti Raekallio, Emanuel Krasovsky, Andrzej Jasinski.

Ms. Kolarova was invited to perform in festivals such as: “Festival Turina” in Seville, Spain; “Aurora Chamber Music Festival”, “Piano Festival in Helsingborg” - in Sweden; “Eilat Chamber Music Festival” in Israel; “Le X Giornate Festival”, “Lucca Estate Festival”, “Musica in Laguna Festival”, “Grumo Festival” - in Italy; Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland; “8. Internationalen Kammermusikfestival Schloss Wonfurt”, “30 Tage Kunst”, “Klassik in Moabit” - in Germany; “Vendssyssel Festival”, “Sorø International Festival”, “Bornholm Summer Classics”, “Suså Festival” in Denmark.

Ms. Kolarova was a prize winner in various national and international competitions and in 2006 was invited to participate in a Documentary Movie about prof. Pnina Salzmana, a renowned Israeli pianist and piano teacher.

In 2010 Ms. Kolarova recorded a promotional CD for Accademia Perosi in Biella, Italy, and a CD dedicated to the 200-years of Chopin’s birth.

Ms. Kolarova enjoys a successful international career and has performed both as a soloist and a chamber musician in prestigious concert halls throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Besides performing, Ms. Kolarova regularly gives piano masterclasses in Italy and Bulgaria.

Since 2015 Ms. Kolarova has a duo with Eva Steinaa, solo oboist in the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra. As a duo they won the first prize at 15th “Chieri International Chamber Music Competition” in Italy in 2015.

Some of the major foundations in Denmark support Ms. Kolarova’s projects and artistic activities, among others: Augustinus Fonden, Tytte og Lillemor Faurschous Mindelegat, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Pianistinde Esther Vagnings Fond, Karen og Arthur Feldthusens Fond, Fru Hertha Duus’s Mindefond, Ellen og Valdemar Jensens Musiklegat.


Den bulgarske pianist Galya Kolarova debuterede fra Solistklassen på Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium i 2012 og har tidligere studeret i Østrig, Italien og Bulgarien. Her modtog hun undervisning af bl.a. Zdravka Nikolaeva, Atanas Kurtev, Jose Ribera, Konstantin Bogino, Bohumila Jedlickova og Gerhard Schulz. Hun har deltaget i masterclasses med internationalt anerkendte lærere som Boris Berman, Pnina Salzman, Matti Raekallio, Emanuel Krasovsky og Andrzej Jasinski.

Galya Kolarova er blevet inviteret til at deltage i adskillige masterclasses og festivaler, herunder ’Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes’ og ’Eilat Chamber Music Festival’ i Israel, ’Festival Turina’ i Sevilla, Spanien, ’Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival’ i Finland, ’Hvide Sande Masterclasses’, ’Aurora Chamber Music Festival’ i Sverige, ’Festival Musica i Laguna’, ’Le X Giornate’, ’Grumo Festival’ og ’Lucca Estate’ i Italien, ’Piano Festival’ i Helsingborg, Sverige, ’8. Internationalen Kammermusikfestival Schloss Wonfurt’ og ’30 Tage Kunst’ i Berlin, Tyskland, ’Sorø International Festival’, ’Suså Festival’ og ’Vendssyssel Festival’ i Danmark.

Galya Kolarova har været prismodtager i både nationale og internationale konkurrencer, heriblandt: 1. pris i kategorien “solist med orkester” i ’Festival Musica i Laguna’ i Italien for sin fremførelse af Chopins 2. klaverkoncert, 2. pris ved ’Nordic Piano Forum’ i København og vinder af ’MODO’s’ konkurrence for et uddannelsesprojekt for børn i Bulgarien.

Siden August 2016 har Galya Kolarova været fastansat som pianist for ’De Gamle Drenge’ fra ’Det Danske Drengekor’, og nyder en succesfuld karriere med koncerter i anerkendte koncertsale i Europa, Asien og Mellemøsten både som solist og kammermusiker.