… Vanya Pesheva is a pianist with poignant emotionality, powerful expression, rich articulation, and a passionate temperament.
Prof. Carla Giudici.
Vanya Pesheva belongs to the modern generation of musicians who combine intensive concert recitals with pedagogical activities. Working in the fields of solo and chamber music, her vivid and unique artistic manifestations encompass independent concert performances as well as partnerships in numerous chamber music formations. Her repertory includes a variety of styles, giving priority to eminent piano and chamber music compositions. These she interprets with emotional reflexivity and sensitivity, with pronounced musical expression and a discernible temperament. Music reviewers define her interpretations as: … “extremely rare and mature, with an in-depth understanding of the various styles, marked by her unique talent and dazzling virtuosity”.
Vanya Pesheva started her concert career in her early childhood, participating and earning awards in esteemed international competitions. She graduated from the Bulgarian State Music Academy under the guidance of Professor Marina Kapatsinskaya and later, was invited to specialize in Professor Carla Giudici’s interpretation class in Rome. Her artistic and professional development was further constructively influenced by her contacts with renowned musicians, amongst whom Prof. Dominique Weber (Geneva, Switzerland), Prof. Marcello Abbado (Italy), and Prof. Ventsislav Yankov (Paris, France).
Most recently, her performance activities have embraced solo and chamber music recitals in Bulgaria, Switzerland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, South Korea, and the Republic of North Macedonia. She has recorded for the Bulgarian National Radio and the Bulgarian National Television, the Swiss National Radio Espace 2, and the North Macedonian National Television, as well as taken part in prestigious international festivals such as Puplinge Classique – Geneva, Prague Muses – Prague, The Golden Lyre – Skopje, March Music Days, Europe Music Festival, Sofia Music Weeks, Salon des Arts, and The International Chamber Music Festival.
Vayia Pesheva has successfully combined her performance career with lecturing at the State Music Academy – Sofia, and teaching at the National School of Music – Sofia, the Music Academy – Gwangju, South Korea, as well as at numerous master classes in Switzerland, Luxembourg, and North Macedonia.
In 2010, she released Piano Sonatas – her first compact disc, with compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
In May 2018, following a special invitation by the prominent French manufacturer and pianist, Stephen Paulello, she recorded a CD on the unique piano Stephen Paulello Opus 102, released by the French record label Paraty in November 2019.
In 2017, Vanya Pesheva founded Artis, an international classical music festival, whose art director she also is.