Born in Bulgaria in 1980, Mangova’s career took off after she won first prizes at the ‘Paloma O’Shea’ (Santander, Spain), ‘Vittorio Gui’ Chamber Music (Florence) and ‘Queen Elizabeth’ (Brussels) Competitions. She studied at the Sofia Academy, Reina Sofia School (Madrid), and Queen Elizabeth College (Brussels) under Marina Kapatsinskaya and Dmitri Bashkirov. She gained further impulses from numerous masterclasses led by musicians such as Leon Fleisher, Rosalyn Tureck, Krystian Zimerman, András Schiff, Mauricio Fuks, Zakhar Bron and Natalia Gutman. She has performed at major venues worldwide as soloist with prestigious orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Berlin, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic and the English Chamber Orchestra, under Myung-whun Chung, Sir Colin Davis and Lawrence Foster. A sought-after chamber musician, she performs with artists such as Maria João Pires, Boris Berezovsky, Augustin Dumay, Frans Helmerson, Nobuko Imai and Quatuor Ysaÿe.
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