Beethoven Sonatas
for Violin & Piano

“An excellent record by two very gifted artists, very well recorded earlier this year in Rome. The performances are uniformly warm and sensitive, and the deep musicality of these artists is both never in doubt and at all times placed at the service of these great works. I hope they go on to complete a set of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas – if the standard is maintained, it should be a most recommendable set of CD’s.”

James Palmer,
Musical Opinion, November 2013

“The violin sonatas by Beethoven bar No. 10 are relatively early works and the Bulgarian duo Ivo Stankov and Ivan Donchev play all three sonatas here with a light touch – youthful could be the collective header for the disc.”
Full review here

Goran Forsling,
Music Web International, November 2013

Given the delightful performances rendered here by violin virtuoso Ivo Stankov, and his sensitive collaborator, pianist Ivan Donchev, one cannot help but wonder if Beethoven’s first three sonatas might have engendered a more positive stir had they been fielded by such a lively team.
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Mark Thomas Ketterson,
ConcertoNet, November 2013


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poetiques et religieuses

..There exist another side of Liszt’s character that trascends his image as a virtuoso crowd-puller: his deep religious sense.. ..if we consider, moreover, that genius intensifies and carries to extremes every peculiarity of human nature, we can see how Liszt’s progress towards faith was a virtually inevitable development. A development that not only enriched Liszt the man, but all those who have loved and who love his immortal music” (From CD’s booklet)


Ivan’s new CD is available in selected music stores:
– “L’Allegretto” CD Music Store
Via Oslavia,44 Rome
– “Progetto Piano Show Room”
Via dei Greci 38/39 Rome
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Quadro Sinfonico Concertante
for Pianoforte and Orchestra

This CD represents a significant contribution toward the diffusion of the Piano Concerto no.3 op. 75 posth. and of the Andante and Finale op.79 posth. by Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky. These two masterpieces are the last works for piano and orchestra by the great Russian composer, and have been for long time neglected, despite their beauty and value. Besides these two works, the CD contains the first world release of the Quadro Sinfonico Concertante for piano and orchestra by Vito Palumbo, one of the most promising Italian composers of last generation.


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Live in Montpellier

“Ivan Donchev is refined, with a subtle sound palette…Ravel’s

“Oiseaux tristes” was a lesson of poetry” Rodolphe Bruneau-Boulmier – Mesures du Temps, Qobuz


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