Marietta Petkova

Real Name:
Мариета Петкова
Profile:
Bulgarian pianist, born in 1968 in Rousse, Bulgaria. After a period of seven years at the local conservatory (graduating in 1986 with the school's Gold Medal) she spent a year at the Music Academy Sofia, studying with Lili Atanassova and Gina Tabakova.

She then studied for two years at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna with Paul Badura-Skoda, who wrote about her: "Rarely have I had a student in whom intelligence, feeling and technical
ability are so perfectly matched. Despite her young age Marietta Petkova is a fully matured artist. When she performs she is completely immersed in the music and thus capable of deeply moving her listeners, including this one."

In 1989/90 she was 'resident artist' at The Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. In 1990 she decided to live in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where she studied with Jan Wijn at the Sweelinck Conservatorium, graduating in 1994 with the highest possible distinction.

Jan Wijn (in an interview in 'Pianowereld'): "Marietta Petkova is a natural born talent. When I heard her play for the first time, I thought that, in a previous life, she must have been a pianist already. The way she put her hands on the piano and treated the keys was very new for me. I had never seen anybody before with so much affinity with music and with the piano itself."

Meanwhile, since 1989, Marietta Petkova took lessons with György Sebök (1922-1999) as well, especially in Ernen
(Switzerland). Sebök turned out to be an invaluable master for her. "Everything which I'll learn, I'll learn from him", she said in 1999.

• Prizes

Marietta Petkova was only 10 years old when she won the Grand Prix of the 1978 National Piano Competition in Bulgaria.Further prizes followed in: Italy, Salerno 1981, Senigallia 1985, Enna 1989, Cantù 1993; Czechoslovakia, Ustinad Labem 1983: 1st Prize and 'Tibor Katai Award' at the 'Virtuosi di Pianoforte' Competition; Bulgaria, Sofia 1983, Pleven 1984; Portugal, Lisbon 1987: 'Vianna da Motta' Competition; Austria, Vienna 1988: 'Rombro Stepanow' Competition; Switzerland, Vevey 1989: 2nd place at the prestigious 'Clara Haskil' Competition; The Netherlands: Rotterdam 1990: winner (ex aequo) of the Eduard Flipse Competition, winner of the Yamaha Music Foundation Europe Award 1993, of the 3rd Prize at the 1994 Scheveningen International Music Competition, of the 1994 'Toonkunst Jubileum Prize' and of the 'Helge Domp Prize'.

In 1993, in France, she was awarded the prestigious title 'Lauréate Juventus' by the European Council's 'Fondation Claude-Nicolas Ledoux'.

• Orchestras / Venues / Festivals

Marietta Petkova performs all over Europe, in North America and in Japan, especially with solorecitals, but also in chamber music and as a soloist with orchestras like the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra,the Chamber Orchestra of The Netherlands, the Dutch Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen and the Kammerorchester Arcata Stuttgart.

Regularly Marietta Petkova appears in the most important Dutch concert halls, like the Grand Hall of the Amsterdam
Concertgebouw. Other halls worth mentioning are the Beethoven Haus Bonn ('94), Liederhalle Stuttgart ('95), Théâtre de la Ville ('95), Salle Pleyel ('99)
and Théâtre du Châtelet ('01) in Paris, National Gallery in Washington ('95), Palacio Nuñez in Madrid ('98), Tonhalle Zürich ('98) and Salle Paderewski in Lausanne ('95, '96, '98, '99, '02).

She has performed in various international festivals: Montreux-Vevey ('89), 'Carinthischer Sommer' ('90), St. Riquier ('93), Lille ('94, '95), 'Juventus' ('93, '94, '95), Dijon ('95, '96), Rotterdam Philharmonic Philips Gergiev Festival ('96), Yokohama International Piano Festival ('97), Festival Chopin in Paris ('94, '98), 'Piano Zomer Festival' Leeuwarden ('99), 'Festival der Zukunft' in Ernen ('00) and 'Flâneries Musicales de Champéry' ('01).
Sites:
[a2138793]

Artist

Albums

DC 946007 Marietta Petkova - Soirées Intimes album art Marietta Petkova, Jan Pas Marietta Petkova, Jan Pas - Soirées Intimes(CD, Album) Digi Classics DC 946007 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
none Marietta Petkova - Piano Recital album art Marietta Petkova Piano Recital(CD, Album) Musikdorf Ernen none Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
DRC 3026 Marietta Petkova - Etudes-Tableaux album art Marietta PetkovaRachmaninov* Marietta PetkovaRachmaninov* - Etudes-Tableaux(CD, Album) Doron Music DRC 3026 Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
DRC3030 Marietta Petkova - Marietta Petkova Plays Chopin album art Chopin* - Marietta Petkova Chopin* - Marietta Petkova - Marietta Petkova Plays Chopin(CD, Album) Doron Music DRC3030 Switzerland 2001 Sell This Version
DRC 5018 Marietta Petkova - Hommage A György Sebök album art Marietta Petkova Hommage A György Sebök(CD) Doron Music DRC 5018 Switzerland 2001 Sell This Version
DRC 3040/41 Marietta Petkova - The Complete Preludes -Live- album art Rachmaninov* - Marietta Petkova Rachmaninov* - Marietta Petkova - The Complete Preludes -Live-(2xCD, Album) Doron Music DRC 3040/41 Switzerland 2002 Sell This Version
DRC 3039 Marietta Petkova - Joseph Anton Steffan - Four Keyboard Sonatas album art Marietta Petkova Joseph Anton Steffan - Four Keyboard Sonatas(CD, Album, DDD) Doron Music DRC 3039 Switzerland 2002 Sell This Version
CC72117 Marietta Petkova - Fauré - rencontre album art Marieke Schneemann, Marietta Petkova Marieke Schneemann, Marietta Petkova - Fauré - rencontre(CD, Album) Challenge Classics CC72117 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
DRC 3049 Marietta Petkova - Sonatas K 457 & 570, Piano Concerto K 271 album art Marietta Petkova, Marco Boni | Concertgebouw Chamber OrchestraWolfgang Amadeus Mozart Marietta Petkova, Marco Boni | Concertgebouw Chamber OrchestraWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sonatas K 457 & 570, Piano Concerto K 271(CD) Doron Music DRC 3049 Switzerland 2005 Sell This Version
DRC 3046 Marietta Petkova - Encores, Live In Concert album art Marietta Petkova Encores, Live In Concert(CD, Album) Doron Music DRC 3046 Switzerland 2005 Sell This Version
Marietta Petkova - Etudes-Tableaux/Preludes (Complete) album art Rachmaninoff* / Nikolai Lugansky, Marietta Petkova Rachmaninoff* / Nikolai Lugansky, Marietta Petkova - Etudes-Tableaux/Preludes (Complete) (Album) Brilliant Classics Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
00289 4428466 Marietta Petkova - Arie Antiche album art Tania Kross, Marietta Petkova Tania Kross, Marietta Petkova - Arie Antiche(CD, Album) Philips 00289 4428466 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
CC72168 Marietta Petkova - Sonata No. 2 - Complete 24 Preludes album art Marietta PetkovaSergei Rachmaninov* Marietta PetkovaSergei Rachmaninov* - Sonata No. 2 - Complete 24 Preludes(2xCD, Album) Challenge Classics CC72168 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
UMCO 978 9086 69 060 2 Marietta Petkova - Der Dichter Spricht album art Marietta PetkovaSchubert*Schumann*Chopin* Marietta PetkovaSchubert*Schumann*Chopin* - Der Dichter Spricht(CD, Album, Dlx, Boo) United Media Company UMCO 978 9086 69 060 2 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
UMCO 978 90 4940 026 Marietta Petkova - Verliefd & Verloren album art Maarten Koningsberger, Marietta Petkova, Seth Gaaikema, Robert Schumann, Heinrich Heine Maarten Koningsberger, Marietta Petkova, Seth Gaaikema, Robert Schumann, Heinrich Heine - Verliefd & Verloren(2xCD) Strengholt United Media UMCO 978 90 4940 026 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
BS10-088 Marietta Petkova - Ardamente album art Marietta Petkova, Schumann*Chopin* Marietta Petkova, Schumann*Chopin* - Ardamente(CD) Bloomline BS10-088 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
BS10-087 Marietta Petkova - Affettuoso album art Marietta Petkova, Michel Tabachnik | North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra*Schumann*Chopin* Marietta Petkova, Michel Tabachnik | North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra*Schumann*Chopin* - Affettuoso(CD, Album) Bloomline BS10-087 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
Marietta Petkova - Third Piano Concerto album art Rachmaninov* - Marietta Petkova, Tzanko Delibozov | Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra Rachmaninov* - Marietta Petkova, Tzanko Delibozov | Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra - Third Piano Concerto Bloomline Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
BS11-090 Marietta Petkova - Onderstroom - cellosonates album art Marietta Petkova, Egbert Hoogenberk Marietta Petkova, Egbert Hoogenberk - Onderstroom - cellosonates(CD, Album) Bloomline BS11-090 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
BS12-092 Marietta Petkova - 2012 live album art Marietta Petkova 2012 live(CD, Album) Bloomline BS12-092 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
BS12-091 Marietta Petkova - Sonata album art Marietta Petkova Sonata(CD, MiniAlbum) Bloomline BS12-091 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
BS13-093 Marietta Petkova - En Face album art Marietta Petkova En Face(CD, Album) Bloomline BS13-093 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
BS14-094 Marietta Petkova - Encores, Live In Concert album art Marietta Petkova Encores, Live In Concert(CD, Album) Bloomline BS14-094 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
BS16-095 Marietta Petkova - Préludes album art Bach*, Chopin*, Scriabin* - Marietta Petkova Bach*, Chopin*, Scriabin* - Marietta Petkova - Préludes(2xCD, Album) Bloomline BS16-095 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
BS19-096 Marietta Petkova -  Feux d'Artifice album art Debussy* - Marietta Petkova Debussy* - Marietta Petkova - Feux d'Artifice(2xCD, Album) Bloomline BS19-096 Netherlands 2019 Sell This Version

Videos (27) Edit