The young pianist Nadejda Vlaeva graduated from the Pancho Vladigerov Sofia Academy of Music. After that she continued her musical education in the Netherlands and the USA . At present she lives in New York and performs in concerts throughout Europe and North America with recital programmes. She is also a soloist of leading European and American orchestras. Musical critics praise her talent highly. Arnold Steinhardt, leader of the Guarneri String Quartet, describes her as "one of those people of extraordinary ability whom we hope for but rarely see". Among Vlaeva's major awards are those at the Liszt competition in Lucca , Italy ; the Liszt Competition in Budapest , Hungary ; the Yamaha Award for the best interpretation of Brahms, in Weimar , Germany , etc. Along with her concert-giving activity, she has also recorded on radio and CD. Her second CD, piano music of Liszt, released in 2001 on the Musicians Showcase label, has been awarded the 2002 International Grand Prix "Liszt" du Disque.
Recorded in Bulgaria Concert Hall, Sofia, July 2003
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN · WORKS FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F minor, Op.21
 Maestoso 14'15''
 Larghetto 9'25''
 Allegro 8'39''
 Grand Concerto Rondo in F major (à la Krakowiak), Op.14 14'25''
 Andante Spianato 4'40''
 Grand Polonaise in E flat major, Op.22 9'17''
 Bolero, op.19 - solo piano work 7'59''
 Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. posth. - solo piano work 3'42''
NADEJDA VLAEVA, piano
Sofia Symphony Orchestra
Vassil Kazandjiev, conductor