Simeon Goshev is a Bulgarian pianist, based in Vienna. His vivid and moving interpretations, especially of compositions of the Viennese Classic and the 20th and 21st century are highly praised all over Europe.
For the current 2022/23 season, he has solo engagements in Musikverein Vienna, the Royal Theater in Warsaw, Mozarteum Salzburg and many others. He will also make his debut as a soloist of Bulgaria’s most prominent orchestra – the Sofia Philharmonic. Furthermore, he will be performing as a soloist of five additional orchestras this season with Beethoven’s 1stPiano Concerto and Prokofiev’s 2nd Piano Concerto.
The last years in Simeon’s career have been marked by success. In the past 2021/22 season, in addition to two solo recitals in Musikverein Vienna, he performed regularly in Germany, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Poland and others. Simeon has recorded for the Bavarian Radio, the Austrian National Radio (ORF), the Bulgarian National Radio and Television. He is a laureate of prestigious international piano competitions: the Grand Prix of the Bösendorfer Competition in Vienna, 2nd Prize of “Pancho Vladigerov” Competition in Shumen, 2 prizes of the “Leos Janacek” in Brno and many others.
His first solo album “Bulgarian piano heritage”, a project, backed up by the Ministry of Culture in Bulgaria and aimed at making Bulgarian classical music known around the world, was released in the beginning of 2022.
The young Bulgarian pianist finished his musical education in the University of Music in Vienna (MDW) after studying with world-class musicians like Stefan Vladar, Oleg Maisenberg and Liliya Zilberstein.
Simeon is deeply interested and involved in various aspects of classical music – in February 2021 he successfully obtained his PhD from the National Conservatory in Sofia, Bulgaria with a dissertation on Stravinsky’s ballets. In October 2021 he became part of the esteemed teaching team of the piano department at MDW.
As of 2021 Simeon Goshev is an official Bösendorfer Artist, representing one of the world’s leading piano brands.