Rachmaninoff SM&RT Concert | 19 May 2012

Ruzha Semova, piano

Ticket holders are entitled to a free entry for the pre-concert. They are also invited to a glass of wine with the comliments of Modo. The pre-concert talk starts at 19:00 in the Central Military Club’s Concert Hall. The wine reception starts at 19:30.


Sergei Rachmaninoff

Etudes-tableaux, op. 39

I. Allegro agitato
II. Lento assai
III. Allegro molto
IV. Allegro assai
V. Appassionato
VI. Allegro
VII. Lento
VIII. Allegro moderato
IX. Allegro moderato

Moments musicaux, op. 16

I. Andantino
II. Allegretto
III. Andante cantabile
IV. Presto
V. Adagio sostenuto
VI. Maestoso

Ruzha Semova, piano (biography)

Ruzha Semova was born on March 29, 1977 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Her grandmother discovered early her grand-daughter’s interest in music, especially the piano and introduced her at the age of 3 1/2 years to her first piano teacher Violeta Kabadova.

In 1984 Ruzha Semova was accepted to study in the “L.Pipkov” music school in Sofia.
At the age of 9 she obtained her first recognition – 2nd prize from the “Svetoslav Obretenov” competition in Provadia, Bulgaria. An year later she gained an international recognition – 2nd Prize from the „Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte“ competition in the Czech Republic.
In 1996 Ruzha Semova graduated on top of the class with special honours in the piano class of Zveta Kuncheva.

She pursued her studies at the National Academy of Music in Sofia in the piano class of Anton Dikov and graduated in year 2000 with distinction.

In 2007 she completed her master’s degree in music with distinction, at the University of Music in Vienna, where she studied with prof. Stefan Vladar.

Beside her studies, she has participated in the master classes of several renowned artists, such as Marko Tezza, Germaine Mounier, Dmitry Bashkirov and Anders Ljungar-Chapelon.

Mrs. Semova has performed with most Bulgarian symphony orchestras and has recorded for the Bulgarian National Television, Bulgarian National Radio and the private radio station “Classic FM”. Professional activity outside of Bulgaria includes concerts in Austria, Germany, France, USA, Canada, Israel, Japan, Peru, the Czech Republic, Slovakia. Furthermore, she has been invited to participate in many international festivals such as: “Klavierfestival Ruhr” (Germany), “Chopin Festival” in Paris, “Varna Summer”, “Nedyalka Simeonova” and “Apollonia” (Bulgaria).


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