About

Bulgarian pianist Marina Staneva performs regularly in the UK and Europe both as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist. She is a 2019 Sam Hutchings Piano Prize Recipient, a Britten-Pears Young Artist 2018 and a full scholarship recipient at the Brancaleoni Festival, Italy in 2018. 

Marina has performed at the Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, Milton Court and The Inner Temple in London and the Britten Studio in Snape Maltings. She regularly records for Classic FM and took part in the “The First Global Granados Marathon” broadcast live from Milton Court Concert Hall. She is a guest artist on Jennifer Johnston and Alisdair Hogarth’s new CD “A Love Letter To Liverpool” released by Rubicon Classics. 

Marina has performed for the Mendelssohn Foundation, the Schubert Society of Britain, Russian Culture House Rossotrudnichestvo and has participated in the festivals The Holland International Music Sessions, London Contemporary Festival, Dopo il rumore, ppIANISSIMO, Varna Summer. 

Future engagements include recitals at the Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Barnes Festival amongst others around the UK. 

As a 2019 Sam Hutchings Piano Prize Recipient she took part in Oxenfoord International with artistic director Malcolm Martineau. 

Marina was a fellow at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she previously completed Masters and Advanced Diploma degrees with distinction under the guidance of Philip Jenkins and Pamela Lidiard. Marina holds a Bachelor in Performance from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria where she studied with Stella Dimitrova-Maystorova and Iliya Chernaev. As a student at the Guildhall she was generously supported by the Guildhall Trust. 

Currently, Marina is continuing her studies privately with Steinway Artist Alisdair Hogarth.