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Alexander Tchobanov has gained international recognition as a concert pianist, recording artist, chamber musician, and music pedagogue. Following his 2013 Carnegie Hall solo debut, the New York Concert Review wrote, “Mr. Tchobanov’s colors and voicing were superb, creating that ineffable aura of Russian sadness we love so much, there is a major virtuoso there.” He was invited to perform at major international venues and festivals such as Jordan Hall in Boston, Steinway Hall in New York, Los Angeles Music Center, Manila Piano Artist Series, Auersperg Palace in Vienna, Madinat Theater in Dubai, International Piano Festival “Krystian Tkaczewski’’ in Poland, and CME Concerto Fest among others. Tchobanov’s recordings of works by Scriabin and Rachmaninoff are commercially available on the Ulysses Arts label. He was featured as a soloist with Vienna Residence Orchestra and Tarnow Chamber Orchestra. 

Tchobanov was a laureate of numerous competitions and awards in such countries as the United States, Japan, Italy, Bulgaria, Estonia, and Croatia including Bradshaw & Buono International Competition, Artist International New York, 2nd Ise-Shima International Competition, The American Prize, Bulgarian National Competition Svetoslav Obretenov, and a two-time recipient of the Leni Febland Scholarship Award. Alexander has made recordings for television and radio stations and has been featured in live concerts on WGBH Boston, NPR, and WXEL South Florida. He has also performed with members of the London Symphony Orchestra, Miyazawa flutist Christian Plouvier, and Paul Phoenix of the King’s Singers. 

A dedicated piano professor, Tchobanov has been on the piano faculty of Seasons Music Festival Academy (United States) and Brighton College (United Arab Emirates). He has given masterclasses throughout Asia. and the United States. Currently, he holds the position of Head of Piano at the British School Al Khubairat in Abu Dhabi.

Albums

Eclectic Sounds

Release Date: October 28, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6460
Classical
Romantic
Solo Instrumental
Piano
What do Beethoven, Bartók and Bulgaria's national composer Vladigerov have in common? This is the question posed by Bulgarian pianist Alexander Tchobanov on his new album ECLECTIC SOUNDS - and what appears to be a harmless question soon turns into a mighty quest.
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