Angelina-Ogniana Gotcheva

Date of birth: 17.09.1992

Instrument: clarinet
Nationality: Bulgarian
Competition: International Competition Young Virtuosos, 2014

2nd Prize

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Angelina-Ogniana Gotcheva was born on 17.09.1992 in Sofia. At age of eight she began with piano lessons. When she was thirteen, she started playing the clarinet with Professor Bobby Yotzov, graduated the National School of Music “Liubomir Pipkov” in Sofia in 2011 and currently she is a student at the National Academy of Music “prof. Pancho Vladigerov” in the clarinet class of Professor Bobby Yotzov.

In 2013 she is Erasmus Student at “Artesis Koninklijk Conservatorium”, Antwerpen, in the class of Professor Ivo Lybeert and assistant Raymond Dyls. She has two solo recitals, appearances in concerts in the series “Generations” and “Reflections” from “Scena Academia”, ”New Bulgarian Music”, “Via Pontica”, independent projects like “Klezmer in Sofia” together with her colleagues at National Music Academy and others.

During the period 2008 - 2012 year she was a soloist of New Symphony Orchestra, Classic FM M-tel Orchestra, Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, etc., under the baton of Cornelius Frowein, Grigor Palikarov, Deyan Pavlov, Martin Panteleev respectively. She was awarded national and international competitions: International Competition “Young Virtuosos”, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2009 - Second Prize; National Competition “Varban Varbanov”, Burgas, Bulgaria, 2010 - First Prize; International Competition “Magic”, Burgas, Bulgaria, 2011 - First Prize; 15th International Young Musicians Chamber Music Competition, Edirne, Turkey 2012 - Second Prize; International Competition “Young Virtuosos”, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2014 – Second Prize.

As a member of different chamber music groups, she participates in many concerts. She is attendant of Chamber Music Course and Festival “Musica Mundi”, Belgium - 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions, where she works with Maestro Walter Boeykens; Masterclasses of Luigi Magistrelli 2011, Sofia and Jorg Widmann, 2013, Antwepen. She performs on the stage together with her teachers Bobby Yotzov, Walter Boeykens, Diana Rahneva. In the period 2009 - 2011 she plays first clarinet in Sofia Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. She has recordings at the Bulgarian National Radio.

Listen to Angelina-Ogniana here.



I. Stravinsky, Three Pieces for clarinet solo

With piano

J. Brahms, Clarinet sonatas (Op. 120, Nos. 1,2)

Ch. Camilleri, Four Greek songs

J. Francaix, Theme and variations

W. Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes

Fr. Poulenc, Clarinet sonata (FP 184)

C. Saint-Saëns, Clarinet Sonata (Op. 167)


Chamber music

M. Bruch, Eight pieces for clarinet, viola and piano (Op. 83)

J. Francaix, Quartet for winds

A. Khachaturian, Trio for clarinet, violin and piano

W. A. Mozart, Trio “Kegelstatt” for clarinet, viola and piano (K. 498)

W. A. Mozart, Clarinet Quintet (K. 581)

S. Prokofiev, Overture on Hebrew themes (Op. 34)


With orchestra

A. Copland, Clarinet concerto

B. H. Crusell, Clarinet concerto (Op. 1, No. 1)

W. A. Mozart, Clarinet concerto (K. 622)

G. Rossini, Introduction and Theme with variations

G. Rossini, Variations in C Major

W. Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes

R. Stark, Clarinet concerto

C. M. von Weber, Clarinet concerto (Op. 74, No. 2)

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