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Неделя, 2 октомври 2011
Зала за конференции на Primerica, 2700 S. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60018
Патрон на фестивала – Светлозар Момчилов
Мениджмънт – Петранка Стаматова
Bulgarian born pianist Ani Gogova has been acclaimed for her “dazzling artistic presence”, “masterful poetic expression”, “ravishing colors”, and “virtuoso technique beyond reproach.”
A winner of numerous national and international competitions, Gogova has appeared in solo recitals and concerts with orchestras in Bulgaria, Italy, Serbia, England, Romania, Slovenia, Portugal, Macedonia, and throughout the US. Her musical renditions have been heard on the Bulgarian National Radio, Classic FM Radio, IPR, and WFMT Chicago. An avid chamber musician, she is a founding member of mode, one of the newer Chicago-based ensembles and a duo with cellist Ian Maksin. In addition to her performances, she has been featured presenter at numerous high profile festivals and conferences including The College Music Society, European Piano Teachers Association, World Piano Conference, and Isidor Bajic International Piano Memorial. Highlights of this season include performances throughout Chicago including one at PianoForte Foundation broadcasts for WFMT, tours on the East Coasts and in Eastern Europe, and participation in the jury of the 5th Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition.
Equally at home as a pianist and producer, Ani Gogova is the Executive Director of
Anima Productions. In this capacity, she has been in charge of numerous productions
most notably the world premiere recording of the latest music by Ricky Ian Gordon
featuring baritone Jesse Blumberg and the Miami String Quartet, Carnegie Hall
Presentation featuring soprano Elizabeth Norberg Schultz and Symphony in C, and
Fund-raising Gala at Harris Theater in Chicago for the University of Illinois at
Chicago’s Medical Department featuring GRAMMY award winning soprano Barbara
Frittoli and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. This season Gogova produces a tour of
world-renowned Bulgarian kaval (wooden flute) player Theodosii Spasov in association
with Old Town School of Folk Music and highly anticipated two cycles of Schubert
songs with Jesse Blumberg, baritone and Martin Katz, piano in association with
Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago.
Dr. Gogova has made her home in Chicago since 2003 when she was appointed at the
Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University—the youngest professor to
join the world-renowned faculty of the Music Conservatory. Her dedication to
education and collaboration with young musicians has led to numerous master classes,
adjudication at national and international piano competitions, and teaching young
pianist from all over the world at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan.
Ani Gogova earned her DMA from University of Michigan where she studied on a full
scholarship under Logan Skelton and was awarded numerous academic honors,
including Humanities Fellowship, Juillian and Vera McIntosh Memorial Graduate
Fellowship, 2002 Michigan Teaching Fellow Award, and 1999 Alice Kern Award for
Excellence in Teaching. Other teachers and coaches include Jose Sequeira Costa, Oxana
Yablonskaya, John Perry, Christopher Taylor, Ludmil Angelov, Boris Berman, Anne
Schein, and Menahem Pressler.