Evgeni Bozhanov was born in 1984 in Russe on the
Danube in Bulgaria. In the age of 6 he started to study
in the special school for unusually talented children. Being 12
years old he debuted with performing Mozartĺs concerto in C KV
415, accompanied by Russe Philharmonic orchestra. Since then
he had number of recitals and concerts with orchestra.
In 1996ľ1997 the young pianist has been awarded with
two first prizes at the national competitions, those of ôSvetoslav
Obretenovö und ôDimitar Nenovö. In 1999 he won first prize and
two complimentary prizes at the International Frederic Chopin
competition in Varna, Bulgaria. In 2000 he was awarded with first
prize at the Jeunesse Musicale competition in Romania which
attracted international audience attention toward the musician.
In the same year Bozhanov took the decision to continue his
studies with Boris Bloch, who provided him with the chance to attend master
classes at Folkwang Hochschule fur Musik und Tanz in Essen, Germany.
Being studied in Germany the talented pianist has got also prestigious
Folkwang Prize from the city of Essen, prize at the Chopin competition in
Cologne. In March 2000 Bozhenov was awarded with first prize at the Carl
Bechstein competition. Now he continues to study piano with professor
Georg Friedrich Schenk in Dusseldorf and also studies conducting with
professor Rudiger Bohn in the same city.