Welcome to rayakostova.com!
This is the site for the up-and-coming young Bulgarian pianist Raya Kostova. Please explore the site for concert dates, recordings etc.
If you are interested in piano lessons, please go to the Teaching page.
Raya is delighted to be returning to South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell in January 2020, following an extremely successful recital of Die Winterreise (Schubert) with Thomas Humphreys in January this year.
Raya will be performing a concert of Lieder with her husband Thomas Humphreys and in conjunction with Bridgwater Choral Society, having successfully performed Beethoven's Choral Fantasia with them in December 2016.
Raya received the following review in the Brigwater Mercury for her performance of Beethoven's Choral Fantasia:
"The second item of the evening Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia, was a more unusual piece, in the sense of the work featuring piano, orchestra and choir with the piano and orchestra very much working in conversation with each other and the choir featuring in the latter part of the work in a more subsidiary role. The Pianist, Raya Kostova gave a brilliant performance demonstrating both virtuosic excitement in the “concerto-esque” moments and sympathetic blend to the ensemble in the passages with orchestra. Her execution of many extended trills was stunning and delivered with apparent effortlessness."