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Galya Kolarova


Galya Kolarova was born in 1985 in Bulgaria. She began her piano studies at the age of 7 and gave her first solo recital at the age of 8. In Bulgaria she studied with Zdravka Nikolaeva, Bogomila Nyagolova and Professor Atanas Kourtev.

In 2004 she graduated at the National School of Music “L. Pipkov” in Sofia, Bulgaria with honours. The same year she was accepted at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark as a student of Professor José Ribera. In 2007 she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Music at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark with honours. Currently she is studying for a Master’s Degree at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark under the tutelage of associate professor Bohumila Jedlickova. Since 2008 she is studying also at Accademia Musicale Santa Cecilia in Bergamo, Italy with Professor Konstantin Bogino.

Galya Kolarova participated in master classes with Matti Raekallio, Teppo Koivisto, Pnina Salzman, Mirta Herrera, Emanuel Krasovsky, Konstantin Bogino, José Ribera, Leif Ove Andsnes, Jacob Lateiner. She was accepted as a participant in various master classes and festivals such as Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes in Israel in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008; Festival Turina, Seville, Spain in 2007; Hvide Sande Masterclasses in Denmark in both 2006 and 2007; Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden in 2008.  In 2006 she was chosen to participate in a Documentary Movie about Professor Pnina Salzman.

As a soloist and chamber musician she performed in Bulgaria, Serbia, Denmark, Spain, Iceland, Sweden and Israel.

Galya Kolarova was a prize winner in various national and international competitions. Many different foundations in Denmark granted her scholarships for studying and travelling.

There are several solo and chamber music pieces written for her and her duo partner, the violinist Loussine Azizian.

Galya Kolarova has worked as an accompanist of opera singers for 3 years. Currently she is working with the sopranos Agnes Wolska (Poland) and Svafa Thorhallsdottir (Iceland).


Recordings

Beethoven - Sonatas 
Stoyanov - Nocturne 
Vladigerov - Novelletes 
Vladigerov - Songs