Ivajla Kirova


Born in Bulgaria. 1984-1993 Visit the State Music School for highly talented children in Stara Zagora and Sofia (Bulgaria)
1991 First junior student in the piano class of Prof. Dora Lasarova (Student of Heinrich Neuhaus) – State Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria
1993 Graduated with honors from the National School of Music in Sofia (Bulgaria)
1993 She composes the piano cycle “Miniatures” to ownhttps://www.facebook.com/iva88 poems
1993-1997 Piano study at the State Music Academy in Sofia (Bulgaria). Artistic Diploma with distrinction (1997)
1997-1999 Master Class at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. Completion with Master Class Diploma (piano class of Prof. Gerhard Oppitz, 1999)
1993-1999 Several Master Classes with Prof. Germaine Mounier-Paris, Song accompaniment with Prof. Helmut Deutsch, Chamber music with German String Trio & Prof. Reiner Ginzel
1999-2006 Associate Professor for piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich
2003 Master Class with the famous Bulgarian-born Pianist Alexis Weissenberg (Engelberg, Switzerland)
Valuable artistic suggestions from Professors such as Franz Massinger, Gerhard Oppitz, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Germaine Mounier-Paris, Dora Lasarova, Liljana Antova, Yovtscho Kruschev, Viktor Tschutschkov and Alexis Weissenberg
Since 2012: German citizenship
Passionate lyric poetry writer, first publication 2013
Own piano compositions, first publication 2013


Prizes and Awards

Prize of the Polish Cultural Institute for the best interpretation of Chopin (Bulgaria 1989)
Best Piano Student in Bulgaria (Music-Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria 1993)
Artist Awards 2015 & 2018 at the Bel Canto Festivals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Recording of the Year 2016” by Musicweb International for her CD-Recording CBR 21653
Delta Kapa Gama Honor International Society Award for key women educators with extraordinary achievements all over the world (Atlanta, USA 2019)



International Diplomas

Excellent Graduate – State Music School Sofia, Bulgaria (1993)
Excellent Graduate – State Music Academy Sofia, Bulgaria (1997)
Master Class Diploma – University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (1999)
Master Class Diploma – German String Trio, Germany (1999)
Master Class Diploma – Maestro Alexis Weissenberg, Schwitzerland (2002)


Higher School Activity, Educational Experience

More than 20 years educational experience as an independent piano teacher, international master courses (1997-2019)
Ca. 8 years Associate Professor for piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, Germany (1999-2006)


Membership in Artistic Societies, Jury-Membership

Participation in the Mozart Society in Kolbermoor, Germany (1998)
German-Bulgarian Association in Bavaria (2000)
Pianist Club e.V. in Munich, Germany (2001-2003)
Musician’s Association in Munich, Germany
Official Steinway & Sons Artist (since 2003)
Jury-Member at International Piano Competitions in Europa and Asia (Bulgaria, Taiwan, Deutschland etc.)
Own Piano Master Classes in Europa and Asia
Association for promotion of Bulgarian music in Germany (Chairwoman 2014-2019)
Delta Kapa Gama Honor International Society (since 2019)
Diskography, Publications
CD-Recording with Bach-Busoni-Chaconne, Beethoven-“Moonlight”-Sonata and Brahms-Paganini-Variations (Art Voice media 4895, added to the prestigious classical music catalogue of Bielefeld, Munich 2001)
CD-Recording with Variations on the Bulgarian folk song “Dilmano Dilbero” from Alexander Vladigerov (Master Class Alexis Weissenberg, Schwitzerland 2003)
Book-publication – “Rainbow of Sounds” (Published by Daga Plus, ISBN 978-954-9387-78-0, Bulgaria 2013)
Publication of 5 Miniatures for piano – Ivajla Kirova (Published by Daga Plus, ISMN 979-0-9016679-0-7, Bulgaria 2013)
Publication of 11 Variations on the Bulgarian folk melody “Hoisata” – Ivajla Kirova (Published by Daga Plus, ISMN 979-0-9016679-1-4, Bulgaria 2013)
Publication of 14 Children’s Songs to lyrics of famous Bulgarian poets – Ivajla Kirova (Published by Daga Plus, ISMN 979-0-9016679-2-1, Bulgaria 2013)
CD-Recording in Memoriam Maestro Alexis Weissenberg with works by Rachmaninov, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Granados and own Miniatures, Nocturne and Variations (IFO Classics, added to the prestigious classical music cataloque of Bielefeld, Munich 2014)
CD-Recording with works by Bulgarian composers Alexander Raychev, Yovcho Krushev and Pancho Vladigerov (Con Brio Recordings USA, World Premiere Recording 2016 – CBR 21653)
CD Recording 2020 – My Favorite Encores by Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Liszt, Chopin and Herea (Con Brio Recordings USA, CBR 22091)


International Concert Activity, TV & Radio Recordings

More than 30 years concert activity in Europa und Asia (Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Schwitzerland, Malaysia, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, Japan and in the USA)
Benefit concerts in Bulgaria and Germany. Concert programs with own piano compositions
Concert cycles to commemorate the Bulgarian Composers Ljubomir Pipkov, Alexander Vladigerov, Panscho Vladigerov and Dimitar Nenov.
Chamber music concerts with soloists oft he State Television and Radio Orchestra Japan – NHK
Broad repertoire of works from all eras – from Bach to Beethoven, from Chopin to Rachmaninov and the new music
Her live recordings were broadcast on Television and Radio in Bulgaria, Germany, Schwitzerland, Canada and in the USA
Artistic Director of the concert series “Bulgarian Musical Evenings in Munich”, Germany (since 2014)