VIII International M. K. Ciurlionis Piano Competition

VIII International M. K. Ciurlionis Piano Competition

Galin Ganchev, Bulgaria

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Name of the educational insititution Royal Academy of Music, London

Galin Ganchev (b. 1996) was accepted in Shrewsbury School, UK, as a full music scholar in 2010. Currently, he holds the Grover Bennett scholarship in the Royal Academy of Music, where he studies with prof. Ian Fountain. Galin has won many major prizes– including "Young musician of the year" from BBC Shropshire (2012) and “Piano Recital Award” from Oxford Music Festival (2018), among others. He has performed as a soloist in more than 100 concerts in the UK, Bulgaria, Germany, Belgium, and Italy, and has collaborated with conductors such as Martin Georgiev, Francesco Lanzillotta, Robert Wysome, John Moore and others. His repertoire includes more than 140 solo works, as well as many chamber and concerto pieces. G. Ganchev has also taken part in master classes with renowned musicians such as Yevgeny Sudbin, Jack Liebeck, Adrian Brendel, Imogen Cooper, and others.

I ROUND

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach | WTC Book 1: Prelude and Fugue · C sharp minor · BWV 849
  2. Sergei Rachmaninoff | Études-tableaux Op. 39
  3. Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 23 ("Appassionata") · F minor Dalys: 1 · Op. 57
    • I Part. Allegro assai
  4. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | Prelude · G minor · VL 304
  5. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | Prelude · B flat minor · VL 169
  6. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | Prelude · D flat major · VL 187

II ROUND

  1. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | "The Sea, Cycles of Small Landscapes" · VL 317
  2. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | Prelude · D minor · VL 256
  3. Kęstutis Bieliukas | "Pastorale"
  4. Robert Schumann | Toccata · C major · Op. 7
  5. Frederic Chopin | Scherzo No. 4 · E major · Op. 54
  6. Sergei Prokofiev | Piano Sonata No. 6 · A major · Op. 82

III ROUND

  1. Franz Liszt | Piano Concerto No. 1 · E flat major · S. 124

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