British piano student makes La Scala recital debut

British piano student makes La Scala recital debut


norman lebrecht

February 19, 2021

A Bulgarian pianist, Emanuil Ivanov, studying for a BMus degree at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, will play a live-streamed solo recital from Teatro alla Scala on Saturday 27 February.

No pressure, then.

Emanuil won first prize at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in September 2019.


  • Colin says:

    Thank you for your clarification that he is actually Bulgarian, not British, as was stated in the title of the article.

  • JussiB says:

    why is this news?

  • Peter San Diego says:

    If he won the Busoni competition, then he’s no stranger to pressure. Good on him! I’ll have to look up his program.

  • Peter says:

    “British piano student” should read “Bulgarian studying piano in UK”

  • IP says:

    First prize? Didn’t they have one of those athletic Russian girls good at Rachmaninov?

  • Maria says: