Evgeni Bozhanov, Piano
Bach/Busoni: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
Schubert: Sonata in B-Flat Major, D. 960
Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
Liszt/Gounod: Faust Waltz
Finalist at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Evgeni Bozhanov made his orchestral debut with his hometown orchestra in Rousse, Bulgaria at age twelve. He has earned top prizes at the 2008 Casagrande (Terni, Italy) and Sviatoslav Richter (Moscow, Russia) competitions as well as first-prize at the Carl Beckstein Competition in 2006.
"Evgeni Bozhanov...is the most compelling musical personality I've heard in the 3 1/2 Cliburns I've covered. He can produce more nuances of tone in a measure of music than most pianists find in a lifetime, but everything seems so organic."
- Dallas Morning News