The Czech pianist with Ukrainian roots will be among the four finalists of Concertino Praga 2023.
Fifteen-year-old Denis Stefanov was brought to the piano at the age of four by his mother and one year later he enter Professor Peter Toperczer’s class, where he is still studying today. He is in the fourth year of an 8-year course at the City of Prague Grammar School and Music School and is also studying chamber performance under Professor Hájková. He also sang in a choir for five years. He has participated in many competitions in the past, for example Prague Junior Note, the Broumov Key, the Young Piano of the Prague Conservatoire and Amadeus. He performed at the Chopin Festival in Marienbad in 2019 and 2022 and has cooperated with a number of leading pianists such Ivan a Lukáš Klánský, Ivo Kahánek, Martin Kasík, Helena Suchárová-Weiser and Marek Kozák. He entered the Concertino Praga competition in order to acquire new experience in competitions of a similar format. He welcomes the opportunity to play with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and to try out studio recording, which represents a great challenge for him.