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 in the Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, Milton Court and The Inner Temple in London and the Britten Studio in Snape Maltings. She has participated in masterclasses and worked with the renowned pianists Alisdair Hogarth, Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles, Pavel Gililov, Anne Queffelec, Julius Drake, Milena Mollova and Svetozar Ivanov.
Marina has taken part in the festivals “The First Global Granados Marathon” broadcast live, “The Holland International Music Sessions” - the Netherlands, “London Contemporary Music Festival”, “Liszt Piano Festival” - London, “Dopo il rumore” - Italy, “ppIANISSIMO” - Bulgaria, “Varna Summer” - Bulgaria.
She has recorded for Classic FM songs by Strauss and Stephen Hough with The Prince Consort.
Currently, Marina is an Artist Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music and 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.