New Faculty Gives First Recital

One of Sam Houston State University’s newest School of Music faculty members performed her first solo recital Monday.

Anna Petrova, adjunct piano instructor, joined the piano faculty at SHSU just recently.  She currently splits her time between New York and Houston while pursuing doctoral studies in music at the Manhattan School of Music. Petrova  received both her Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and has been a graduate teaching assistant since 2011.

While Petrova is new to the SHSU community, she is well-known in the chamber music world.  Petrova has been praised for her “ultra-smooth playing style” by the New York Fine Arts Examiner and has had performances broadcasted on National Public Radio and Bulgarian National Radio and Television.

Petrova has chamber music engagements across the globe, including residencies at New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Mozartfest in Wuerzburg, Germany.

Petrova has also performed in numerous competitions, such as the Queen Elizabeth International Piano Competition in 2010.  She also received the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievements

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