Professor Pavlina Dokovska

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Teaching Languages

_ English, Bulgarian, Russian

USA

Mannes School of Music,

New York 

A First Prize winner of the Claude Debussy International Piano Competition in France and Italy’s International Piano Competition of Senigalia, Bulgarian pianist, Pavlina Dokovska has gained worldwide recognition touring Europe, the Far East, and the Americas, receiving enthusiastic critical acclaim.

 

Known for her insightful and caring teaching methods which have produced many well-rounded artists, Ms. Dokovska is the Chair of the Piano Department at Mannes School of Music in New York City since 1998.

Ms. Dokovska has performed as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician at some of the most prestigious halls such as David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, Frick Museum, Merkin Hall (all in New York City), National Gallery (Washington D.C.), Gardner Museum (Boston), Berlin Radio Hall, Wigmore Hall (London), Gasteig and Herkulessaal (Munich), Atheneum (Bucharest), Smetana Hall (Prague), Salle Gaveau (Paris), La Scala (Milan), Bosendorfersaal (Vienna), Luxembourg Radio Hall, National Opera Hall (Taipei), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing), and numerous concert venues in her native Bulgaria.

Festival performances and teaching affiliations include Salzburg Festival (Austria), Mai Musical Bordeaux (France), Spoleto Festival (Italy), Liszt Festival (Princeton, NJ), Prague Autumn Festival (Czech Republic), Ruhr Klavierfestival (Germany), International Apolonia Festival (Bulgaria), International Music Festival “Sofia Musical Weeks” (Bulgaria), Festival at the Seoul National University (Korea), Shanghai Pianofest (China), Beijing International Music Festival and Academy (China), International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York), PianoArts International Music Festival (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Music Fest Perugia (Italy), Tel-Hai Masterclasses (Israel).

 

Ms. Dokovska has adjudicated many competitions including Hilton Head Piano Competition, Cleveland International Piano Competition, William Kapell International Competition, Iowa Piano Competition, PianoArts North American Competition (Wisconsin), International Institute for Young Musicians International Competition (Kansas), Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition (New York), Xinghai National Competition (Beijing), and others.

An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated in recitals with the great Bulgarian basso Nicolai Ghiaurov, sopranos Stefka Evstatieva and Krassimira Stoyanova, basso Mikhail Svetlov, violinist Robert McDuffy, and cellist Nathaniel Rosen. As a recording artist, she can be heard on GegaNew, RCA, Koch International, Naxos, Arcadia, Elan, Labor Records. Ms. Dokovska’s affinity for French music is evident in many of her recordings, including a CD dedicated to Les Six (Koch Schwann), which was listed as a New York Times “Critic's Choice.”

Pavlina Dokovska received her initial music education in Bulgaria where she was a student of Lydia Kuteva at the Music High School in Sofia. She obtained her Bachelor of Music degree from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, working with Julia and Konstantin Ganev (students of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus).

As a recipient of the French Government scholarship, she spent summers studying with Yvonne Lefébure in Paris. Ms. Dokovska earned her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, as a Fulbright Scholar and a student of Beveridge Webster. Pavlina Dokovska is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Mannes Sounds Festival and Southwest Virginia Festival for the Arts.

帕夫琳娜·多科夫斯卡是法国德彪西国际钢琴比赛和意大利塞尼加利亚国际钢琴比赛的一等奖获得者,她在欧洲、远东和美洲的巡演获得了全世界的认可,受到了评论界的热烈好评。多科夫斯卡女士以其富有洞察力和充满人性关怀的教学方法而闻名,她培养了许多全面发展的艺术家,自1998年以来她担任是纽约市曼尼斯音乐学院钢琴系的主任。 

 

多科夫斯卡作为独奏家和管弦乐队的协奏家,以及室内乐家等一些最著名的大厅的大卫格芬·霍尔在林肯中心,卡内基音乐厅、弗里克博物馆(纽约)、国家美术馆(华盛顿特区)、加德纳博物馆(波士顿)、柏林广播大厅,威格莫尔厅(伦敦)、斯美塔那大厅(布拉格)、三得利厅(东京)、国家大剧院(北京)、以及她的祖国保加利亚的许多演唱会场地。 

 

音乐节的演出和教学包括奥地利萨尔茨堡音乐节、波尔多梅音乐节、意大利斯普莱托音乐节、普林斯顿李斯特音乐节、捷克布拉格秋季音乐节、德国鲁尔克拉维耶音乐节、保加利亚国际阿波洛尼娅音乐节、保加利亚索菲亚音乐周国际音乐节、韩国首尔国立大学音乐节、中国上海钢琴节、中国北京国际音乐节与学院、纽约国际键盘学院与音乐节、威斯康星州密尔沃基国际钢琴艺术节、意大利佩鲁贾音乐节。 

 

多科夫斯卡女士曾裁决许多比赛,包括:希尔顿头钢琴比赛、克利夫兰国际钢琴比赛、威廉·卡佩尔国际钢琴比赛、爱荷华钢琴比赛、威斯康星州北美钢琴艺术比赛、堪萨斯州国际青年音乐家协会国际比赛、纽约罗莎琳·图莱克国际巴赫大赛、北京星海全国巴赫大赛等赛事。 

 

作为一名忠实的室内音乐家,她曾与伟大的男低音歌唱家尼科莱·吉奥洛夫、小提琴家罗伯特·麦克达菲和大提琴家纳撒尼尔·罗森等人合作过音乐会。作为一名录音艺术家,多科夫斯卡对法国音乐的喜爱可以从她的许多专辑中看出来,其中就包括一首献给法国六人组的专辑,它被《纽约时报》列为“评论家之选”。 

 

帕夫琳娜·多科夫斯卡最初是在保加利亚索菲亚音乐高中接受音乐教育的,当时她是莉迪亚·库特瓦的学生,后来她在索菲亚国家音乐学院获得音乐学士学位。 

 

多科夫斯卡作为法国政府奖学金的获得者,她在巴黎跟随莱菲比赫学习。作为富布莱特学者和贝弗里奇·韦伯斯特的学生,多科夫斯卡获得了茱莉亚音乐学院的音乐硕士学位。帕夫琳娜·多科夫斯卡还是曼尼斯音乐节和西南弗吉尼亚艺术节的创始人兼艺术总监。