Boyan Vodenicharov, piano
Pianist Boyan Vodenicharov is being hailed as one of the most exciting young artists on the concert scene. He first achieved renown ln his native Bulgaria, where he won both First Prize and Grand Prize in the "Svetoslav Obretenov" National Competition. Before graduating from the Bulgarian State Conservatory in Sofia he had already begun to make his mark on the international scene. At the age of 15, he won top prizes at international competitions in Czechoslovakia and Italy, and subsequently won Third Prize ln the 1981 Busoni (Bolzano, Italy) Competition. In 1983 he was awarded both the Third Prlze and Silver Medal in the Queen Ellzabeth Competition, where the strength of his musical personality won him the admiration of the press and audience alike.
Mr. Vodenicharov's active concert career has taken him to Belgium, Holland, Austria, Greece, France, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and Japan. He has performed in some of Europe's most prestigious concert halls, including the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Numerous orchestras have presented Mr. Vodenicharov as soloist, including the Belgian National Orchestra, the Liege Radio, the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague, and the Sofia Philharmonic. He has also performed in many international festivals, including the renowned "Piano Festival" in Amsterdam and the "Festival van Flaanderen" in Belgium.
Mr. Vodenicharov has made a wide variety of broadcasts for radio and television in Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, and Bulgaria. His international tours in Western and Eastern Europe and Japan have been met with critical acclaim. His recordings on Belgian and Bulgarian record labels have been received with enthusiasm.
Mr. Vodenicharov's upcoming engagements for 1987-88 will include concerts in West Germany, Yugoslavia, and the Soviet Union; his second tour of Japan; return engagements with orchestras in Belgium; and his first guest appearance in the United States.
Mr. Vodenicharov is studying with Leon Flelsher of the Peabody Conservatory on a Fullbrlght Scholarship.
March 6, 1988