"An Astonishing Pianist and an Astounding Evening"
This was the banner headline summarizing the rave review in the world-famous Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Germany of one of the foremost Bulgarian concert pianists. Reviewers in the "Washington Post", Washington, D.C. have written about the internationally acclaimed artist, of his
above reproach technique, the enchanting sensitivity of his shading and
crystalline clarity of his playing.
Born in BULGARIA (the land of the great
Bulgarian Voices, "LE MYSTERE DES VOIX BULGARES" and greatest opera stars such as
BORIS CHRISTOFF, LJUBA WELITSCH, ANNA TOMOWA-SINTOW, VALERIE POPOVA, ALEXANDRINA PENDATCHANSKA, ANNA VELEVA and many others) and now
residing in USA, the Bulgarian virtuoso's use of rubato
is best described by the press as "novel and unusual". The world-renowned American
pianist GRANT JOHANNESEN has called him "Pianist with exceptional gifts".
The legendary virtuoso SHURA CHERKASSKY found him "Extremely talented and
command pianistically". A world class pianist himself Konstantinov's many
mentors and teachers include some of the greatest pianists of all times: SVIATOSLAV RICHTER, ARTURO BENEDETTI MICHELANGELI, RUDOLF KEHRER, SHURA
CHERKASSKY, ALEXIS WEISSENBERG, VELICHKA (WELLA) SAVOVA, GRANT JOHANNESEN, BELLA DAVIDOVICH,
TATIANA NIKOLAEVA, GRIGORY KOGAN and EUGENE MALININ.
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