Ekaterina Tangarova

piano

Ekaterina Tangarova, piano

Ekaterina Tangarova is a native of Sofia, Bulgaria. She started playing piano at the age of five with her mother who was her first teacher. After finishing the “Liubomir Pipkov” Music High School for gifted students, Ekaterina earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the National Academy of Music “Pancho Vladiguerov” in Sofia, Bulgaria, under the direction of Prof. Anton Dikov, one of the most extraordinary pianists in the European pianist tradition. Mrs.Tangarova has worked at the Superior School of Music and Dance in Monterrey, Mexico, The University of Monterrey, and Liceo de Monterrey, Mexico. She he has performed in important venues worldwide such as New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, The Bulgarian Consulate in New York, Bulgarian Embassy in Washington DC, Teatro de la Ciudad de Monterrey, Mexico, Bulgaria Concert Hall to name a few.During her 25 years of professional career Mrs. Tangarova established a national and international reputation of a highly- acclaimed pianist. Her recent appearances include chamber music recitals at the ICA Clarinet Fest 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and 2016 in Lawrence, Kansas and the Balabanov’s House Music Days International Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.An active collaborative artist, Mrs.Tangarova has performed with wide range of musicians including Vanguel Tangarov, Philippe Cuper, Petko Radev, Richard MacDowell, David Gould, Andre Moisan, Boris Allskhverdyan, Stoyka Milanova, Adah Jones, Sarah Watts, Christopher Nichols, Steven Cohen, Andrew Marriner among others.Mrs. Tangarova is the First and Grand Prize Winner of the National Piano Duet Competition in Bulgaria 1991. She holds a Diploma and Fourth Prize award of the “Liszt-Bartok” Piano Competition founded by the Hungarian International Cultural Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria,1991. In 1996, Ekaterina was awarded 2nd prize at the Pancho Vladiquerov International Competition for Pianists and Violinists in Shoumen, Bulgaria. She also appeared as a soloist in 1995-1996 with the Philharmonic Orchestras of Rousse and Varna in Bulgaria performing F. Liszt’s 1st Piano Concerto. In 1997 she won the Concerto Competition and performed Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto with The Symphony Orchestra of the National Academy of Music “Pancho Vladiguerov” Sofia.In July 2017 she was appointed as resident pianist and performed numerous recitals at the International ClarinetFest 2017 in Orlando, Florida.In present day Mrs. Tangarova resides in Austin, TX with her family. She teaches piano in her private studio and is the pianist for the St. Thomas More Catholic Church Choir. Mrs. Tangarova is a frequent guest artist and regularly collaborates with faculty and students from the Texas State University School of Music.