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Avguste Antonov

Born in Bulgaria, Avguste Antonov studied piano in Bulgaria (Dobrich), France (Ecole Normale de Paris, Conservatoire de Bordeaux Jacques Thibaud) and the United States (2000: University of Missouri-Kansas City; 2001-2004: University of Kansas; 2006 -2008: Texas Christian University). His studied under the guidance of Alain Motard, Jocelyn Degrave, Herve N’Kaoua, Jack Winerock and Tamas Ungar . Avguste Antonov also had the privilege of taking masterclasses with Gerhard Oppitz, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Olivier Gardon, Grigory Sokolov, Stanislav Youdenitch, Olga Kern, Laure Favre Kahn, Anton Nel, Roman Rudnytsky and Yoheved Kaplinsky.

Pianist Avguste Antonov is at home in all repertoire, with a special interest for the 20th and 21st century music. He has performed World and USA premieres at venues across North America and over the years he has worked with composers Carter Pann, Gregory Hutter, Michael Colgrass, Raina Murnak, Matthew Lewis, Till Meyn, Matthew Saunders, Robert Rollin, William Vollinger and others.

Avguste Antonov has performed recitals all over the United States, including in  Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee  . He has been featured as soloist with various ensembles including  the San Jose State University Wind Symphony, the San Jose Wind Symphony, the University City Symphony, the Alton Symphony Orchestra, the Tulsa Camerata, the Lakeland Community Orchestra, the Jewish Community Orchestra-Portland and the South Kansas Symphony.  Concertos performed include Schumann Piano Concerto, Rachmaninoff 2nd, McDowell 2nd, Liszt 2nd, Ravel in G, Gershwin in F, Gershwin “Rhapsody in Blue”, Carter Pann “Concerto Logic” and Matthew Saunders “Piano Concerto”.

In addition to performing, Avguste Antonov is active as lecturer and has presented lectures for the  Carrollton Music Teachers Association, Frisco Music Teachers Association, Kansas Music Teachers Association, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association and Wisconsin Music Teachers Association . He is an adjudicator for various competitions including the  ENKOR Piano Competition , the Sound Espressivo Global Competition and the Music International Grand Prix . In 2021, Avguste Antonov was named on the advisory board of the Sound Espressivo Global Competition .

Previous seasons highlights include a recital at the  Bulgarian Ambassador Residence  (Washington, DC) the performance of  Carter Pann “Concerto Logic”  with the San Jose State University Wind Ensemble, a live performance for the  Kansas Public Radio , the World and US Premiere of  Matthew Saunders “Piano Concerto”  with the University City Symphony (University City, MO) and the Lakeland Community Orchestra (Kirtland, OH).

Since April 2019 Avguste Antonov resides in France. During the year 2019-2020, he was piano professor at the school of music “Couleur Musique” (Bordeaux). Since September 2020, he is professor of piano and accompaniment at the Conservatoire de Châteaubriant .

Outside of music, Avguste Antonov is a chess player, member of the chess club Cercle d’Echecs Castelbriantais and participates in regional and national tournaments.