Rossitza Stoycheva

Rossitza is an accomplished solo performer and is also an active chamber music player. Born in Bulgaria, Rossitza started playing the piano at the age of five; she studied at the Sofia School of Music and at eight made her debut with the Collegium Musicum Orchestra. While still at school she won 1st prize at the International Piano Competition in Italy, the U.F.A.M. in Paris, and the Bulgarian National Competition for Chamber Music. Rossitza was awarded 2nd prize at the International piano competition 'Usti nad Labem' in the Czech Republic and a special prize from the 'Alex de Vries Foundation' in Antwerp.

She has played a number of recitals and has performed as a soloist with the Bulgarian Radio Orchestra, the Antwerp Chamber Orchestra, and the Sofia State Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also made recordings for the Bulgarian National Television and Radio.

Rossitza came to London in 1990, having won a scholarship from the British Council for a postgraduate course at the Royal College of Music. She studied with Phyllis Sellick and graduated with an ARCM diploma. In 1994, Rossitza was a finalist of the BBC Radio 3 Young Artist's Forum and played at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Her first appearance in Spain was a huge success and since then she has repeatedly played solo recitals in Valladolid, Leon and Medina del Campo.

Rossitza made her debut at Carnegie Weill Hall in New York in 1996 and appeared with Sir Georg Solti at a Gala Concert in the aid of St John’s hospice in the presence of HRH Duchess of Kent.

Rossitza has recently completed her MMus in Performance at the Royal College of Music studying under Gordon Fergus-Thompson.

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