Tzenka Dianova

B.A., M.A. (Sofia, Bulg.); M.Mus (UVic); DMA (New Zealand)

Tzenka Dianova completed her doctoral studies in piano performance at the University of Auckland, under the tutelage of Tamas Vesmas, pupil of the legendary Yvonne Lefébure, student of Alfred Cortot. Earlier, she completed two masters in piano performance, in Canada and in Europe, where she studied with Marina Kapatzinskaya and Dmitri Bashkirov (Mozarteum), whose direct pedagogical lineage leads back to Liszt and Beethoven.

Starting her performance career at the tender age of five as a child prodigy, Tzenka has concertized extensively as a soloist and concerto soloist throughout Eastern and Western Europe, North America and New Zealand, having piano works dedicated to her by world-leading composers in Austria, Italy, and France, and recording solo and concerto CDs.

Tzenka’s areas of teaching expertise include: discovering young talent, preparing young soloists for the national and international stage, successful preparation for competitions and exams, as well as for performing concertos with orchestra.