Ilia Radoslavov to Present Faculty Recital
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 Vi Kakares ’20