Yanica Hristova plays Friedrich Gulda


Studio concert

In memory of great and legendary recordings with Friedrich Gulda in the MPS studio, Yanica Hristova will play the Bösendorfer Grand Imperial, which the eccentric exceptional musician from Vienna chose himself and whose 97 keys were played by him for the first time. Gulda, who was under contract with Bösendorfer, was only allowed to record on this instrument. For example, Hans-Georg Brunner-Schwer purchased the Imperial for the MPS studio. To get this colossus into the recording room, parts of the staircase had to be dismantled at the time.

Monty Alexander, Joachim Kühn, Cecil Taylor, George Shearing, Wolfgang Dauner and many other pianists also had the pleasure of playing this instrument, which weighs over half a ton and is 2.90 meters long.

Yanica Hristova has worked with the Gulda album “The long road to freedom” among others, so variations of “Light my Fire” or “Play Piano Play” will be heard among other tracks.

The excellent pianist, originally from Rousse, northern Bulgaria, has settled in recent years first in Holland, Switzerland and currently in Germany.

Among the musical mentors she has worked with are names such as Lazar Bermann, Klaus Hellwig, Pascal Devoyon, Mikhail Voskresensky, Boris Bermann, Boris Bloch, Jacques Rouvier and many others.

She premiered the complete cycle “Regards sur l` Enfant Jesus” by Olivier Messiaen in Holland in the composer`s year. In her repertoire, the music of Beethoven, Chopin and Mozart occupies a very special place, but she is also inspired by contemporary music….

Yanica Hristova started playing the piano at the age of 9 and made her debut 3 years later with the “Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra”. After graduating from the National Art School “Professor Vesselin Stoyanov” in Rousse, she continued her higher education at the “Prince Claus” Conservatory-Groningen and the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. In 2012 followed a master study at the “Zurich University of Music”, under the direction of Prof. Konstantin Scherbakov.

Hristova has participated in numerous master classes and has won more than 40 prizes at national and international competitions in Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Turkey.

Most recently she was the winner of the second prize at the ”Concours International de Piano Istanbul Orchestra ‘Sion” – Istanbul, Turkey, winner of the first prize – International Competition ”Hairs of Orpheus” – Bulgaria, and first prize winner of the International Competition ”Gallery of Talents” – Cheliabinsk, Russia. She is a lecturer at the master classes of the ”Akademie Alb-Bodensee” in Messkirch and the Bundesakademie in Trossingen, Germany.

In 2022 she released her CD “Etudes, impromptus” with works by Franz Schubert and classical as well as contemporary Bulgarian composers.



Admission 16:00
Start: 17:00

Admission members / Reduced: 16
Admission Regular: 20 euros

Box office (if tickets still available / without guarantee): 22 Euro

Discounted tickets:

The following persons are eligible for the reduced fare:

  • MPS studio club members
  • Students / Pupils
  • People with disabilities

For the reduced tariff you need a corresponding proof at the entrance.

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