Great debut disc from co-winner of the 2016 Carl Nielsen competition

Prokofiev & Nielsen: Violin Concertos

Liya Petrova (violin), Odense Symphony Orchestra, Kristiina Poska

The talented Bulgarian violinist Liya Petrova was born in 1990 in Sofia. In 2016 she was the co-winner of the Carl Nielsen competition in Denmark. Below you can see her performing Nielsen’s Violin Concerto in the final with the Odense Symphony Orchestra.

Liya’s debut CD on the Orchid Classics label has been released recently. In addition to the Nielsen concerto this CD also includes Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19.

This is a very fine debut recording with confident and totally absorbing accounts of both works. Liya Petrova plays not only with exemplary technique but with a sensitivity to the music way beyond her years. This is clearly just the beginning for this talented soloist and I shall follow her career with interest. Bring on the next CD!

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