TZVETAN KONSTANTINOV - The Bulgarian born American pianist, Tzvetan Konstantinov, was born of a mother amateur singer and professional artist painter, and a father medical doctor. He began his piano training at the age of five and gave his first recital at the age of nine. At eighteen he performed Bach's Well Tempered Clavier at the Palace of the Musician in Sofia. After winning two of the most prestigious competitions in Bulgaria he toured extensively throughout his native country. He then went to Vienna and pursued studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts. Essentially a pupil of Madame Velichka Savova (in the tradition of Leopold Godowsky) he also received guidance from Sviatoslav Richter and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. With engagements over three continents he has appeared at Musikverein (Vienna), de Doelen (Rotterdam), Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Strathmore to name a few. Tzvetan Konstantinov pursued an international career as a virtuoso with repertoire ranging from Bach to Moderns. Highly valued as a teacher his students come from all over the world and have won numerous international competitions. Mr. Konstantinov is currently also a professor at The George Washington University (an All-Steinway School) in Washington, D.C.