Annual Truman Piano Festival to Occur Feb. 15-16


The 36th annual Truman Piano Festival will take place Feb. 15-16 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.
This year’s featured guest artist is Dr. Ilia Radoslavov. At 8 p.m. Feb. 15 he will perform a solo recital that features the three pianos sonatas, Op. 31 by Ludwig van Beethoven. At 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16 he will conduct a master class featuring Truman piano majors. Both events are open to the public, free of charge.
A native of Bulgaria, Radoslavov began his formal studies at age five in the city of Ruse and was receiving critical acclaim by the age of 14. Throughout his career, he has been welcomed warmly and with accolades by audiences and critics alike, while appearing in numerous solo and chamber performances in prestigious venues in the United States, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Serbia and South Africa. His most recent recording with the Blue Griffin recording label features works from one of his chamber projects with Zanta Hofmeyr – “The 10 Sonatas for Piano and Violin” by Beethoven. 
Radoslavov has a doctoral degree in piano performance from University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a Paul Collins Distinguished Graduate Fellow, an award which celebrates outstanding performing ability and musicianship. He studied there with Christopher Taylor. Radoslavov is currently associate professor of piano and head of the Keyboard Department in the School of Music at Illinois Wesleyan University.
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