Georgi Slavchev plays Brahms for the BCSO November Concert!
Born into a family of concert pianists, Georgi Slavchev has received musical guidance from some of the most respected musicians in the world today. He was conferred degrees with honors from Idyllwild Arts Academy, Rice University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the University of Southern California.
Dr. Slavchev is an active soloist, chamber musician, and educator. Winner of numerous national, international and concerto piano competitions, he has performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and been a soloist with orchestras in Europe, Asia, and the United States. In recognition of his sustained international acclaim, the U.S. government acknowledged his “extraordinary ability in the arts,” granting him residency and citizenship. Dr. Slavchev lives in Los Angeles and has served as the co-president of the MTAC-West Los Angeles branch. He is the composer of the city anthem of his native Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and he composes music for the concert stage and motion pictures using conventional acoustic instruments as well as the latest innovations in the electro-acoustic medium. He also actively performs his own piano compositions. Eurocom Classics has released two CDs of his solo piano performances, and he recently toured and recorded a CD with his own arrangements of the music of Edith Piaf. This is his third appearance with our orchestra; in March, 2007, he was the soloist in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2, and in November, 2016, he soloed in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
For more information about Dr. Slavchev, please visit his website.