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The mica-music database contains comprehensive entries on contemporary Austrian composers, performers, bands and ensembles. The main focus currently lies on the genres contemporary music and jazz.
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The English version of the composer-database was co-funded by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation and by the AKM.

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The Austrian composer and pianist of Russian-Bulgarian descent studied piano (S. Solodovnick, Dimo ​​Dimov, Boyan Vodenitcharov, Alfons Kontarsky) and composition (Boguslaw Schaeffer) in Moscow at the Music College "Ippolitov-Ivanov" in Sofia, at the Music Academy "P. Vladigeroff" and at the Salzburg Mozarteum. Master classes in piano with Oxana Yablonskaya, Karl-Ulrich Schnabel, Alexei Ljubimov, Marcello Abbado.

Her works have been interpreted by Dimo ​​Dimov, David Bowlin, Katinka Kleijn, Stela Dimitrova, Frank Stadler, Peter Sigl, Kalitzke, Peter Burwik, Per Round Mountain, Lisa Smirnova, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, ICE - International Contemporary Ensemble (USA), Ensemble XX. Century, ÖENM Salzburg, Da Capo Chamber Players (USA), Ensemble Courage, Ensemble Aldubaran (Faroe Islands), Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra as well as many others.

In 2007 she made her debut with her Violin Concerto "MAHOGANY" with David Bowlin as soloist and BVCO under Stefan Linev at Carnegie Hall (NY). Her work “Annäherung” for 14 instruments, premiered by the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra under John Kalitzke was part of the exhibition "Viva! Mozart" (2006-2007), opened by the Austrian Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer at the Salzburg Residenz and later in the Fine Art Museum of Sejong Center in Seoul / South Korea (2007). During 2006, she was the "Aaron Copland" scholar in one of the most prestigious residences of America - the MacDowell Colony (

Her works have been performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Chamber Series at the Chicago Art Institute, Washington Square Contemporary Music Society New York, as well as at the Merkin Concert Hall (NY), Columbia College Chicago, the Villa Massimo in Rome, Rosenberg & Kaufman Gallery (NY), Chicago Cultural Center, RadioKulturhaus Vienna, Universitätsaula Salzburg, Bulgarian National Hall and in festivals such as Summartónar/Faroe Islands, quad- Cities - Davenport/USA, Zeitton Festival Vienna, stArt Festival Salzburg, sound Ways St. Petersburg, Sofia Summer, Musika Nova and "ppIANISSIMO" Sofia.

She has received commissions from WDR, ORF, Aspects Salzburg, StArt Festival, Salzburg State Government, HAMS Competition Chicago, David Bowlin, and composition prizes including: Sponsorship Prize of the City of Vienna 2007 Austrian State Scholarship (2001, 2006 2010), Aaron Copland Fellowship, Wiener Symphoniker composition scholarship, Theodor-Körner-promotion prize, Winner of the Young Composers Project Chicago, an annual grant from the state of Salzburg, and grants from the cities of Salzburg and Vienna. She was also prize winner at the International Competition CHAIN, Enschede / Netherlands., 1994

Performances of her music were broadcast by Radio WDR, ORF, Bulgarian National Radio, Macedonian National Radio, WMFT Chicago. Workshops about her work have been held in Argentina, Slovakia and Bulgaria. She has performed, among others, as a soloist with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, recitals during the festival "Sofia Summer" Salzburg "Skopsko leto". Participation in premieres of works by several contemporary composers at numerous festivals such as Summer Sofia, Aspects Salzburg, Vienna Hörgänge, Skopsko leto, "Poetics" at the Mozarteum, and cooperation with Kalitzke, Joel Sachs et al She is also a lecturer in composition, piano and theory at Prayner Conservatory in Vienna.


Commissions: WDR, ORF, Province of Salzburg, HAMS Chicago, stART Festival Salzburg. 
Performances: Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall. Festivals: Sound ways St. Petersburg, ZeitTon Vienna, Summartónar/Faroe Islands, Nova Musika Sofia. 
Performers: Johannes Kalitzke, Dimo Dimov, David Bowlin, Lisa Smirnova, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, ICE/USA, ÖENM, Da Capo Chamber Players.

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