Emanuil Ivanov was born in 1998 in the town of Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. He started piano lessons with Galina Daskalova in his hometown around the age of seven. He later studied in and graduated from the Bertolt Brecht language high school in Pazardzhik. Ivanov studied with professor Atanas Kurtev from 2013 to 2018. He is currently studying at the Birmingham Royal Conservatory under the tutelage of Pascal Nemirovski and Anthony Hewitt.
He has won first prizes in competitions such as “Scriabin-Rachmaninoff", “Liszt-Bartok”, “Young virtuosos” and “Jeunesses International Music Competition Dinu Lipatti” (Bucharest). In 2019 he was awarded Second prize in the Casagrande competition in Terni, Italy and, a few months later, won First prize at the prestigious Feruccio Busoni competition in Bolzano, Italy.
His participations in masterclasses include those of Dmitri Bashkirov, Dmitri Alexeev, Andrzej Jasinski, Michel Beroff, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Ludmil Angelov, Pavel Egorov, etc.
Emanuil Ivanov has performed at many festivals in Bulgaria and has also given solo recitals in Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Poland. He has played with leading bulgarian orchestras. In 2016, he also participated in the “Moscow meets friends” festival in Moscow. In 2017, he performed alongside renowned Bulgarian pianist Ludmil Angelov in a recital in the Royal Palace in Warsaw and debuted on the stage of Bulgaria Hall in Sofia in a concert with Classic FM
symphony orchestra under the baton of Grigor Palikarov. In 2019, he made his debut with the Sophia Philharmonic orchestra.