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Gergana Manoilova (piano)


Masters Recital

Start Date

3rd Jun 2016 1:00pm

End Date

3rd Jun 2016 2:00pm


Conservatorium Recital Hall; 5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart



Johann Sebastian Bach - Italian Concerto BWV 971
Johannes Brahms - Rhapsody in B minor, Op.79 No.1
Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata No.3, Op.28
Béla Bartók - Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm
Ulvi Cemal Erkin - Impressions for piano

1.00pm | Friday 3 June 2016
Conservatorium Recital Hall
5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart


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Gergana Manoilova was born in 1987 in Sofia, Bulgaria and began piano lessons at the age of seven in the piano class of Kina Okoliiska. Thereafter she prolonged her music education at the 'National Humanities Lyceum high school' in Blagoevgrad.

Gergana obtained her bachelors degree in Piano Performance under the guidance of Prof. Albena Dimova at the Academy of Music, dance and fine arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 2010. During her bachelor's studies, she was an exchange student for a semester at the Academy of music and theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania. This gave her the opportunity to study under veteran pianist Prof. Zbignevas Ibelhauptas.

Gergana was awarded for the outstanding performance in the Academy of music, dance and fine arts in Plovdiv in 2010. She has also been awarded by the Round table club in Plovdiv.

In 2012, she completed Master degree in Piano Performance and piano pedagogy from the Academy of music, dance and fine arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Gegana further enhanced her performing skills by attending master classes of Peter Donohoe Bojidar Noev, Milena Mollova and Erik Heizdik. She has performed as a soloist in numerous concerts in Plovdiv, Sofia, Blagoevgrad, Istanbul, Edirne and also in the academic orchestra in the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv. As a chamber musician, she has performed in several festivals like "Aurora" in Vanersborg, Sweden and "Festival of contemporary Lithuanian music" in Vilius, Lithuania. She has premiered works by the young Bulgarian composers, Vladimir Vlaev and Rumen Bonev.

Gergana was a lecturer in Piano in the Music Faculty of Trakya University in Turkey for the past four years and in order to augment her academic carrier, she is now a Research Student at the University of Tasmania.