"I see my life in terms of music." - Albert Einstein

Dora Deliyska

Dora Deliyska has established herself not only as one of the leading pianists of the present time, but also as one of the most versatile and intriguing. Her artistic projects have their own dramaturgy, imbuing piano literature and the art of interpretation with a new and unique sense of perspective.

Years of concert appearances and audio and video recordings have earned Dora Deliyska international acclaim from both critics and audiences. Her extensive repertoire ranges from Bach to Ligeti. She creates a connection between sensitive piano interpretation, precise virtuosity and a sound musicological argument.

Deliyska performs regularly at renowned concert halls such as the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Oosterpoort Music Center (Netherlands), the Bulgaria Concert Hall and many other venues in Europe. She frequently appears in Asian countries including China, Thailand, Vietnam and Qatar, as well as in South America, where she also gives master classes at prestigious musical institutions.

Her career as a soloist was launched with a debut CD of works by Franz Liszt; this was followed by further recordings of Liszt and Chopin. Her 2013 Schubert disc won the “Supersonic Award” of the classical music magazine Pizzicato.

Her 2011 CD, Doppelgänger, featuring Liszt transcriptions of Schubert songs, was also met with enthusiasm. A review described this disc as “simply sensational”, stating that Deliyska “ranks amongst the best, and not merely on a technical level”.

With her Danzas album, the artist brings together musician friends. Intense rhythms, dance motifs and jazzy sounds make the disc one of “the most spectacular piano discs that have been produced of late”.

Her album The B-A-C-H Project, released in March 2018, documents for the first time the success of her intensive musicological and dramaturgical reflections. The B-A-C-H Project very quickly garnered international acclaim from critics and music journalists:

“Dora Deliyska has long established herself on the international piano scene. Her sensitive touch and her lyrical art of interpretation are treasured worldwide – this, alongside complete technical perfection, brings back a virtue which seems to have been underestimated for a long time: emotional competence. A fascinating experience, an outstanding album!”; “a wonderful trans-epochal listening experience”.

Dora Deliyska has been awarded numerous scholarships and prizes, including by the Dr. Wolfgang Boesch Foundation in Vienna, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture and the Dutch Labberte Foundation. She has also received the Josef Windisch Scholarship and a scholarship from the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture. Her artistic activities are supported in Vienna by Kuhn Rechtsanwälte GmbH.

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