A whirlwind at the piano, a sensitive musician with excellent technical skills and phenomenal pianistic expression — this is how the young pianist is celebrated both by critics of the Wiener Zeitung and Luzerner Zeitung as well as by renowned musicians such as the Artemis Quartet. The Austrian concert pianist Donka Angatscheva from Bulgarian descent made her debut as a soloist with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of ten. A pupil of Milena Mollova (a student of Emil Gilels), Angatscheva won numerous awards at international piano competitions from an early age.
She completed her studies with the famous pianist and teacher Heinz Medjimorec, a member of the Haydn Trio,at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She performs frequently with her ensemble, Trio d’Ante, including at Vienna’s Musikverein in 2006 and 2010. Angatscheva also performed together with the Ecuador Philhamornic Orchestra in Quito and held a piano master class at the Franz Liszt Music Conservatory in Quito. She completed her chamber music studies at the Queen Elizabeth Music Conservatory in Brussels, where she studied with the renowned Artemis Quartet.
Angatscheva has performed at famous music venues and renowned festivals including Fundación Carlos de Amberes in Madrid, Sala Maria Cristina, Málaga, Apolonia Festival, Bulgaria, Kunstzentrum Art St. Urban, Switzerland, Tonhalle,Zürich. Her Trio was invited at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, Festival de musique de Menton, France, and at the Chopin Festival at the Cultural Centre Flagey in Brussels. She has also performed at the Mozart Hall of Vienna’s Konzerthaus,and at the Great Hall of the Palais de Beaux Arts in Brussels .
Her discography of eight CDs with piano works consists of one of the most famous works of Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninow,Schostakowitsch and Piazzolla was produced by reowned labels like ARS Produktion, Gramola and onepoint FM. Donka Angatscheva is a piano lector at the Conservatory of Music in Vienna since 2013.
In summer 2019 she will be artistic director at the 1st International Beethoven Youth Piano Chamber Music Competition in Switzerland. On September the 15th 2018 Angatscheva will perform together with Yuri Revich at the Musikverein Brahmssaal.