Tania Stavreva Midtown West, New York NY, 10036
Instruments:Ear Training, Other, Other, Piano, Theory

Styles:Classical, Jazz, Blues, Kids, World, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:9 years
Rate:$60 / hr


Personal Statement

Described by the New York critics as “exceptional”, “magnificent”, “bold” and “dynamic”, Bulgarian pianist Tania Stavreva made her New York Recital Debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in April 2009, as part of the Artists Internationals 36 Special Presentation Winners Series.

This season, Tania Stavreva appeared at major venues including Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Williams, Brown and Seully Halls in Boston, Lincoln Centers Paul Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Yamaha Artists Services Piano Salon, Steinway Hall, Tenri Cultural Institute, Roulette and the Bulgarian Consulate General in New York. Recent recital performances include appearances at Steinert Hall, Boston Public Library, Boston Symphonys Higginson Hall, Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University, Goethe Institute-Boston, United University Church in Los Angeles, National Ethnographic Museum-Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Sala dei Notari Perugia, Italy. In August 2007, Tania appeared as soloist with Sinfonia Perugina, conductor Maestro Enrico Marconi at Cathedral San Lorenzo Perugia. Other orchestral experiences include performances with the Boston Conservatory Symphony Orchestra at Sanders Theater, Harvard University under the baton of Maestro Bruce Hangen. Invited by Amanda Palmer from the internationally-acclaimed band The Dresden Dolls, Tania is one of the first pianists of her generation to perform modern classical music at such rock club venues as the Webster Hall in New York and the Paradise Rock Club in Boston.

In addition to her recent award from the Artists International Auditions in New York, Tania was awarded the “Sarkis Baltaian” Award in recognition of her “outstanding artistic achievements and high concert activity during the 2002-2003 concert seasons”. She was also the winner of numerous piano competitions among which are the 2010 Bradshow & Buono International Piano Competition in New York, National “Franz Schubert” Piano Competition 2001 in Russe, Bulgaria and the “Dobrin Petkov” Young Pianists Competition -Plovdiv, 1996 where she also received the “special prize for best virtuoso performance”. In 1997, the Mayor of Haskovo, Bulgaria, Atans Vasilev, awarded Tania the Medal “Nedialka Simeonova” for “enriching the musical art and culture in our town Haskovo.” She was featured on a live national TV and radio broadcast performing solo piano works by the acclaimed Bulgarian composer Alexander Tanev.

Tania Stavreva appeared in numerous music festivals among which are the International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York, New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance, Pianofest in the Hamptons, Music Fest Perugia in Italy, XXXIII Musical Days “Nedialka Simeonova”, and the Varna Summer International Music Festival in Bulgaria. She has worked with a multitude of renowned musicians including Arie Vardi, Jerome Lowenthal, Martin Canin, Daniel Pollack, David Dubal, John Perry, William-Grant Nabore, Paul Schenly, Jerome Rose, Stephen Drury, Luiz de Moura Castro, Boris Bloch, Frank Levy, Steven Mayer, Oxana Yablonskaya, HaeSun Paik, Anton Dikov.

Born in Bulgaria, Tania Stavreva started to play the piano at the age of four and gave her first solo recital at the age of five in her native country of Bulgaria. She graduated from National Music School “Dobrin Petkov” in Plovdiv as a Piano Performance Major in May 2003 with high distinction in both academics and performance. Her early teachers included Greta Anastasova, Rositsa Ivancheva and Krassimir Gatev. She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Boston Conservatory where she was a full scholarship student of Michael Lewin. While at the Conservatory, she distinguished herself by winning the Chamber Music Honors Competition in 2005, the Alfred Lee Piano Scholarship Competition in 2006 and the Piano Honors Competition in 2007. A member of the National Music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda, Tania is a visiting piano faculty at the Page Music Lesson Center in Boston, and a faculty of the Boston International Summer Music Festival “Youth and Muse.” She recently joined also the piano faculty of the Piano School of New York City.

Education / Training

The Piano School of New York City Piano Faculty http://pianoschoolofnyc.com 2009- Present
-Experience teaching group piano classes
-Experience working with kids at public schools and participation in public school music programs
-Presented students at Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City

Believe in Music Studio NJ Piano Faculty http://www.believeinmusicstudio.com private piano instruction 2009-2010

Boston International Summer Music Festival Youth & Muse – Piano Faculty, www.youthandmuse.com 2008-Present
-Presented Page Music Lesson Center students at Victor Rosenbaums Piano Master Class and Maestro Bruce Hangen Ensemble Master Class
at the Boston Conservatory ; Presented Page Music Lesson Center students at solo recitals and chamber music concerts at Seully Hall, Boston.

Page Music Lesson Center, Boston, MA Visiting Piano Faculty 2008-2009

Page Music Lesson Center, Boston, MA – Piano Faculty 2005- 2009
-Instruction to pianists at all levels and ages, including conservatory level students
-Experience working with young children (4, 5, 6 years old and older)
-Organization of concerts, recitals, rehearsals and other music events

Page Music Piano Performance Program – Director & Founder 2007- 2008
-Successful preparation of piano students for college and, pre-college music school auditions, piano competitions, festivals and summer camps
-Organization of Master Classes, Studio Classes, Solo Recitals at the Steinert Hall, Seully Hall, Goethe Institute, Kaji Aso Studio & Art Gallery,
Page Music Lesson Centers Music Night Room and other concert venues.
-Coordination of group recitals and participation in an extensive rehearsal processes
-Participation in outreach efforts

The Plus Music School, Boston, MA- Piano Faculty 2004-2005
-Instruction to children at beginner and intermediate levels
-Presented a Piano Master Class at the Boston Conservatory featuring Plus Music School piano students
-Organization of concerts and piano recitals featuring Plus Music School students

Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance 2003 – 2007
The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA Pi Kappa Lambda, Magna cum Laude (GPA : 3.71), Deans listed at The Boston Conservatory

National Music School Dobrin Petkov , Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1993-2003
Artist-Instrumentalist Diploma of Secondary Education in Piano Performance

– Bradshow & Buono International Piano Competition, New York, NY 2010 Winner
– International Keyboard Institute & Festival, New York, NY – IKIF Scholar 2009
– Artists International Presentations,Inc., New York, NY Winner, NY Recital Debut Award 2008
– PianoFest in the Hamptons, NY – Full scholarship and stipend recipient 2008
– The Boston Conservatory Piano Honors Competition – Winner 2007
– Lee Piano Scholarship Competition, the Boston Conservatory – Winner 2006
– The Boston Conservatory Chamber Music Honors Competition – Winner 2005
– The Boston Conservatory Full Scholarship Awards and Presidents Award 2003-2007
– Nedialka Simeonova Honor Medal Recipient, Haskovo, Bulgaria 1997

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Yamaha Artists Services, Inc., Steinway Hall, Steinert Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner
Museum, Seully Hall, Catedral San Lorenzo Perugia, Italy, Sala dei Notari Perugia, Radio Plovdiv- Bulgaria

MAJOR TEACHERS: Rositsa Ivancheva (Bulgaria), Krassimir Gatev (Bulgaria), Michael Lewin (USA)
Master Classes: Arie Vardi, Jerome Lowenthal, Martin Canin, John Perry, Daniel Pollack, William-Grant Nabore, David Dubal, Stephen Drury, Boris Bloch, Oxana Yablonskaya

ORCHESTRA EXPERIENCE Sinfonia Perugina , Perugia, Italy, Enrico Marconi- Conductor 2007 and The Boston Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Bruce Hangen- Conductor 2006

International Keyboard Institute & Festival 2009; Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance at New England Conservatory 2009;
PianoFest in the Hamptons 2008; Music Fest Perugia 2007, Italy; Varna Summer International Music Festival 2006, Bulgaria

RECORDINGS AND BROADCASTS (PARTIAL LIST) Live National TV and Radio broadcasts on Haskovo TV Channel 1997

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS The Recording Academy (NARAS), Scriabin Society of America, American Federation of Musicians


Ginastera – Sonata No.1, Op.22, 4th movement

Mason Bates (b.1977) – White Lies for Lomax (2007)

Debussy – Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir, from Bk. I

Alexander Scriabin – “Fantasy in B Minor”, Op.28

Tania Stavreva