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Bulgarian-born, New York City-based pianist Tania Stavreva’s first solo piano CD Rhythmic Movement/$15 is an eclectic toy chest of music close to the artist’s heart, performed with a natural passion, positive energy, and contagiously playful intellectual curiosity that sublimely conflates her classical virtuosity with her relaxed, fresh, infinitely improvisatory jazz prowess.
Mixing genres and styles, the artist has selected composers including Stavreva herself; Bulgarian composer Pancho Vladigerov and his son Alexander; Argentine Alberto Ginastera; Russian Nikolai Kapustin; and Grammy-nominated American composer Mason Bates. The result is an entertaining CD of first-rate music and extraordinary music making.
Already on Billboard’s Classical Top 10, Rhythmic Movement has also been awarded Best Classical Album at the 2017 Clouzine International Music Awards and has received three awards for outstanding achievement and was a medal recipient in the category of Classical Emerging Artist and Album at the 2017 Global Music Awards.
Daniel Kepl | Performing Arts Review
An interview with pianist Tania Stavreva