Bulgarian-born pianist Galya Kolarova received her musical education in Bulgaria, Denmark, Italy and Austria under the tutelage of Zdravka Nikolaeva, Atanas Kurtev, José Ribera, Konstantin Bogino, Bohumila Jedlickova and Gerhard Schulz.
Ms. Kolarova was a prize winner in numerous international competitions - among others: 1st prize for soloist with orchestra at Festival Musica in Laguna in Italy for her interpretation of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2, op.21; 2nd prize at Nordic Piano Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark; winner of MODO’s competition for educational project for children in Bulgaria.
In 2006 Ms. Kolarova was selected to participate in a Documentary Movie about prof. Pnina Salzman, a renowned Israeli pianist and piano teacher who had a major influence on Ms. Kolarova’s view on Chopin’s music and interpretation.
Ms. Kolarova enjoys a successful international career and has performed both as a soloist and a chamber musician in prestigious concert halls throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Ms. Kolarova was invited to perform in festivals such as: “Festival Turina” in Seville, Spain; “Aurora Chamber Music Festival”, “Piano Festival in Helsingborg” - in Sweden; “Eilat Chamber Music Festival” in Israel; “Le X Giornate Festival”, “Lucca Estate Festival”, “Musica in Laguna Festival”, “Grumo Festival” - in Italy; “Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival” in Finland; “8. Internationalen Kammermusikfestival Schloss Wonfurt”, “30 Tage Kunst”, “Klassik in Moabit” - in Germany; “Vendssyssel Festival”, “Sorø International Festival”, “Bornholm Summer Classics”, “Suså Festival” in Denmark; “Concordia Festival” for contemporary music and art in Bulgaria.
Ms. Kolarova performs regularly chamber music concerts with musicians from The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Berlin Philharmonic, DRSO, Det Klg. Kapel, Cph Phil and others.
Ms. Kolarova has collaborated with conductors as Dmitri Kitajenko, Andras Schiff, Barbara Hannigan, Fabio Luisi, Henrik Vagn Christensen, Maria Badstue, Thomas Søndergård.
Ms. Kolarova has been a collaborative pianist for competitions as ARD International Competition 2017 in Germany; Carl Nielsen Violin Competition 2019 in Denmark; Pancho Vladigerov Violin Competition 2019 in Bulgaria; Tchaikovsky XVI International Competition 2019 in Russia.
Ms. Kolarova has recorded CDs for Claudio Records and Brilliant Classics.
Some of the major foundations in Denmark support Ms. Kolarova’s projects and artistic activities, among others: Augustinus Fonden, Tytte og Lillemor Faurschous Mindelegat, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Pianistinde Esther Vagnings Fond, Hertha Duus’s Mindefond, Ellen og Valdemar Jensens Musiklegat.