'Divinely inspired natural talent'
Hafiz, a 14th-century Persian mystic and poet, invited us to be "a hole in a flute that the Christ's breath moves through.....listen to this music". Marietta Petkova is a living example of putting this in practice during her soullful performances. She moves the audiences to the heart. You experience a touch of heaven on earth, while listening to her music. Her soulful performances move the audiences to the heart. Her human profoundness, virtuosity and versatility are melted together into veritable artistry, which is being received with open arms by press and public. Yes, she makes love visible in her function as a piano player on earth. Thoughts disappear. Inner peace is felt. Questions leave or answers arrive on questions you never dear to ask yourself.
The Bulgarian master pianist Marietta Petkova is regarded as one of the most authentic musicians of our time. Her stage presence is both disarming and sovereign. When she performs, she is completely immersed in the music and thus capable of deeply moving her listeners. This counts not only for her famous Rachmaninov interpretations, but also for her Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Scriabin and Bartók. Petkova has an extensive international career as a recitalist and as soloist with renowned orchestras. She performs in prestigious festivals and concert halls such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Beethoven Haus Bonn, Tonhalle Zürich, Salle Paderewski Lausanne and Victoria Hall Geneva.