Yanica Hristova

One can never confuse a piano by C. Bechstein with another. The pianist's search for a satisfying balance in sound is met by deep, warm, colourful and singing tones. This is done in a unique way and it is a true privilege for every pianist to be able to experience this richness of tone quality!

Yanica Hristova


Yanica Hristova was born in 1985 in Russe, Bulgaria. At the age of 9 she received her first piano lessons. She made her debut with the Russe Philharmonic Orchestra when she was only 12 years old. After graduating from the National School of Arts “Prof. Vesselin Stoyanov” in Russe, she continued her piano studies with Prof. Paul Komen at the “Prince Claus Conservatory” in Groningen and at the “Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten” (University of the Arts The Hague) in Den Haag, Netherlands, where she completed her Bachelor and Master studies with distinction in 2010. Numerous master classes with world-famous tutors and concert pianists enriched her professional training. In 2016, Yanica Hristova completed her diploma in the piano class of Prof. Tomislav Nedelkovic-Baynov at the Trossingen University of Music.

Yanica Hristova has won over 40 prizes at national and international competitions in Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Turkey. Most recently she won the 2nd Prize at the “First Concours International de Piano Orchestra’Sion” in Istanbul, Turkey and a 1st Prize at the international competitions “Hairs of Orpheus” in Albena, Bulgaria, and at the “Gallery of Talents” in Cheliabinsk, Russia. Concert tours have taken her to Bulgaria, Germany, Holland and Turkey.

She regularly teaches master classes at the Akademie Alb-Bodensee in Meßkirch and the Trossingen University of Music, Germany.

Yanica Hristova: Études & Impromptus

Melism Yanica Hristova: Études & Impromptus

On her new album, Yanica Hristova combines Schubert's Impromptus with the works of Bulgarian composers. Thus they serve as interludes to the works of Veselin Stoyanov, Pancho Vladigerov and Tomislav Baynov. Listeners are invited to look beyond space and time, and to immerse themselves in different sound worlds in order to hear Schubert's music with new ears. This exciting idea works brilliantly and both Yanica Hristova and the C. Bechstein D282 convince with clear and singing tone.

The album was recorded in July and October 2020 at the Église Évangélique Saint-Marcel in Paris.