Originally hailing from Bulgaria, pianist Aglika Angelova received her musical training at the Music Schools in Varna and Sofia, graduating with honors in 1991. During this time, Ms. Angelova won numerous prizes in national competitions and performed a great number of solo and chamber music recitals, including appearances and recordings for the Bulgarian National Television and Radio broadcasts. In 1997, Ms. Angelova received her Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from the Hamburg Academy of Music where she studied under the eminent pianist and pedagogue, Volker Banfield. During her studies in Germany, Aglika Angelova served as vocal coach for the Hamburg Academy, was Musical Director of the Bremen State Theater's production of Rein. Sachlich. Boese. by Berthold Brecht, and intensified her performing career, winning First Prize in the 'Maritim Musikpreis' Instrumentalist Competition, First Prize in the Elise Meyer Piano Competition, and the Accompanist's Special Prize in the Mendelssohn Cello Competition, amongst others. Ms. Angelova has appeared as soloist with the Berliner Symphoniker e.V., the Magdeburg Philharmonia and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, and as Artist-in-Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, the Olympic Music Festival in Washington, and the Moab Music Festival in Utah. She has been a featured performer on numerous radio broadcasts, including KPFA in Berkeley and NPR's Performance Today. Currently living in San Francisco, Aglika Angelova is on faculty at the Conservatory of Music and continues to be an active recitalist and chamber musician in addition to being a founding member of the Jupiter Piano Trio.

[from program for November 8, 2000 concert]