When Vesselin Stanev gave a recital in the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire in 2000, the Russian press reviews exclaimed in enthusiasm: "… Remember the name of Vesselin Stanev, he will amaze us in the years to come." (Valentina Torbina, Evening Club, 2000). This review is significant, as the pianist was prizewinner of the P. I. Tchaikovsky International Competition (1982) and a student in Prof. Dmitry Bachkirov's class (1983-1988) at the Moscow Conservatory. The citizens of Moscow also first witnessed the beginning of his career. In the following 12 years Vesselin Stanev specialized with Alexis Weisenberg in Paris and played at a number of prestigious international festivals. He was also soloist at concerts with prominent orchestras like the Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra under Armin Jordan, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo, the Lille Symphony Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of Paris, etc. He has given successful recitals in most of the important European musical centres and has toured in Japan. He is also a regular participant in Bulgaria's festivals: Varna Summer, Sofia Music Weeks, Apollonia.
Gega New has released up to now three CDs of VesselinStanev.
Recorded in Bulgaria Concert Hall, January 2002
BEETHOVEN AND SCHUMANN · VESSELIN STANEV, piano
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
 Eroica Variations, op. 35 20'48''
Kreisleriana, op. 16
 Äußerst bewegt 2'14''
 Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch 7'54''
 Sehr aufgeregt 3'57''
 Sehr langsam 3'10''
 Sehr lebhaft 2'49''
 Sehr langsam, durchaus leise zu halten 3'20''
 Sehr rasch 1'55''
 Schnell und spielend 3'09''
VESSELIN STANEV, piano