Kristina Marinova has been described as a virtuoso performer of extreme energy and youthful vibrance. Her clear and precise tone enhances her stormy expressions and performances, full of grace, serenity, style, and beauty. Her album entitled 4 RHAPSODIES, which she performed live at Carnegie Hall on November 17th, 2022, has been called “A Feast for the Ears” by Darren Rea of Classical Music Review Magazine.
“Listening to works like 4 RHAPSODIES we instantly realize music is like a message from God” (Nagamag Magazine). Words used to describe Kristina’s efforts on her new album include “dazzling, tender, virtuosic and emotional with unparalleled talent.” Her recent performance at the legendary Tarrytown Music Hall was described as “the elegant and masterful Bulgarian pianist delivered an incredible, spectacular performance.”
Marinova has appeared in major music festivals as a performer, lecturer, and educator, collaborating with some of the world’s most prominent musicians. Her new album LOVES ME NOT, released in June 2023, is a compilation of melancholy arrangements by the artist featuring Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Bach, and others.
A native of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Marinova holds a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan, where she received a full graduate fellowship and was later invited to specialize at the Keyboard Collaborative Arts Program at the University of Southern California (USC).
Marinova also serves as the President of Collaborative Piano at the World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA).
She resides in New York with her husband and two children.