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Liya Petrova is the First Prize winner of the International Carl Nielssen Violin Competition in Denmark. Before that, she has been a laureate at the Concours International de Violon Tibor Varga in Sion, the International Louis Spohr Competition for young violinists in Weimar and the Vaclav Huml Competition in Zagreb.
In 2015 Liya was a finalist, scholarship winner and special-prize winner of the German Music Competition which granted her admission to the list of Soloists of the DMR (Deutscher Musikrat).
As a soloist Liya Petrova has performed with many renowned Orchestras such as the Orchestre Philharmonique Luxembourg, the Filharmonie Antwerp, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Orchestre National Montpellier, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Staatskapelle Weimar,Odense Philharmonic Orchestra, the KlassikPhilharmonie Hamburg, the Norddeutschen Philharmonie Rostock and the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has worked with conductors such as Philippe Herrewege, Krzysztof Penderecki, Yan Tortelier, Nikolas Znaider, Christopher Warren-Green, Jesús López Cobos and Michel Tabachnik.
In 2016 she received her second invitation to the concert series “Martha Argerich and friends” with Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet and Mischa Maisky. Furthermore she has collaborated with Ivry Gitlis, Renaud Capucon Augustin Dumay, James Ehnes, Nicholas Angelich, Frank Braley, Yuja Wang, Gerad Caussé, Autoine Tamestit, Gary Hoffman and Gautier Capucon in numerous chamber music projects.
Amongst others, Liya has given guest performances at the Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspielen, the Festival de Radio France Montpellier, the Festival of Menton and the Festival de Pâques of Aix-en-Provence.
The bulgarian born violinist grew up in Sofia surrounded by a family of musicians and started studying music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock with Petru Munteanu at the age of eleven and continued her studies further with Augustin Dumay at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium, Antje Weithaas at the Hochschule für Musik “Hans Eisler” in Berlin and Renaud Capucon at the HEMU in Lausanne.
Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock, Germany
Studied with Petru Munteanu
Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Belgium
Studied with Augustin Dumay
Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, Germany
Studied with Antje Weithaas
Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, Switzerland
Studied with Renaud Capuçon
First Prize, Carl Nielsen Competition
Deutscher Musikrat Special Prize, Deutscher Musikwettbewerb
Prize, Concours International de Violon Tibor Varga
Rating the "Youngest Artist of UNESCO", UNESCO Mozart Medal
Prize, International Vaclav Huml Violin Competition
Laureate, International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists