Born in Varna, Ludmil Angelov is an alumnus of the National Academy of Music in Sofia.
He is a student of Viktoria Spasova, Ludmila Stoyanova and the phenomenal pianist and pedagogue Konstantin Stankovich.
Ludmil Angelov has won numerous prizes at international competitions, including Virtuosi of Piano Music (Czech Republic, 1973), Senigallia (Italy, 1976), Frederic Chopin (Poland, 1985), Palm Beach International Competition (USA, 1990), Piano Masters (Monte Carlo, 1994) and World Piano Masters Tour (France, 1997).
Popular all over Europe, the USA, South America, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan, Ludmil Angelov has given recitals and chamber music concerts and has played as soloist with all Bulgarian and many prestigious international orchestras under the baton of conductors such as Lawrence Foster, James depreist, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Marc Andreae, George Pehlivanian, Fedor Glushchenko, Josep Pons, Pedro Halffter, Enrique García Asensio, Ruslan Raichev, Mihail Angelov, Emil Tabakov, Georgi Dimitrov, Vladimir Ghiaurov and Rosen Milanov.
During the 1987/1988 season Ludmil Angelov performed Chopin’s complete piano works in a cycle of twelve recitals. For this unique event he received the Bulgarian Young Musician of the Year Award. He has also participated in some of the major international Chopin festivals. In 1999 he performed Chopin’s Complete Works in Madrid and other cities in Spain with enormous success.
The pianist gave his New York debut recital at Lincoln Center in 1990. He has also played at the halls of the Berlin Philharmonic, Pleyel and Gauveau in Paris, Hercules in Munich, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Opera of Monte Carlo, Bruknerhaus in Linz, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Auditori in Barcelona, Palau de la Música in Valencia, the concert halls of the Moscow and Milan conservatories, the Palace of Music in Athens, KBS Hall in Seoul, and other many other venues.
Ludmil Angelov lives in Spain, where he founded and is the current Artistic Director of the International Music Festival in Toledo.
Among his appearances in 2000, the most successful were his recitals at the La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival and the International Chopin Festival in Warsaw. In 2002 Ludmil Angelov made his debut at the Newport Festival in the USA.
The pianist has made recordings for RСА, Gega New, France Classique, Pentatone, and Danacord. His performances have been broadcast by radio and TV networks in Bulgaria, France, the UK, Spain, Poland, Hungary, the USA, Argentina and Korea. His recording of Chopin’s Complete Rondos & Variations was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque Chopin by the International Chopin Institute in Warsaw.
In 2006 Ludmil Angelov gave the world premieres of several works by Nikolai Kapustin at the International Music Festival in Toledo. That same year, in collaboration with violinist Vesko Panteleev-Eschkenazy, Angelov performed in concert the complete Mozart sonatas for piano and violin in Gijon, Toledo and Madrid. Ludmil Angelov’s latest CD, released by Gega New, features Enrique Granados’s Spanish Dances.
During the 2009/2010 concert season, Mr. Angelov completed several tremendously successful projects, such as the Chopin complete works six-concert cycle in Spain and in Bulgaria, as well as concerts in Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, and the U.S. He also recorded all five piano concertos by Pancho Vladiguerov for British CD label Toccata Classics.
Ludmil Angelov is the winner of the Apollo Toxophorus Award of the Apollonia Art Foundation. He is Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Arts in Toledo.
Participate Varna summer 2008
Fryderyk Chopin – Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 E minor, Op. 11
Alexander Skryabin – Symphony No. 4 Poema ekstasa / Poem of Ecstasy