BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University music faculty and pianist Ilia Radoslavov will present an all-Beethoven concert Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. in Presser Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
Associate Professor of Music and Head of the Keyboard Department, Radoslavov will perform a series of movements from Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Op. 31., including: Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1; Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No.2, “Tempest;” and Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3.
A native of Bulgaria, Radoslavov earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the State Conservatory of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria and a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He received a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a Paul Collins Distinguished Graduate Fellow, an award celebrating outstanding performing ability and musicianship.
Appearing in numerous solo and chamber performances in prestigious venues across the U.S. and internationally, Radoslavov has received many honors and recognitions from piano competitions. He has also performed with prominent musicians. His most recent recording with the Blue Griffin recording label features works from one of his most recent chamber projects with Zanta Hofmeyr – the ten Sonatas for Piano and Violin by Beethoven.
By Vi Kakares ’20