Lili Bogdanova

Lili Bogdanova is a Bulgarian pianist, based in Berlin who performs worldwide as a soloist and a chamber musician. 

Lili Bogdanova, who was voted Young Musician of the Year by the Bulgarian National Radio in 2014, can already look back on an extensive concert career. She has performed worldwide as a soloist and given concerts in Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, Slovakia, Serbia, Greece, Japan and the USA.

Some of her highlights of the past years were her performances with Brahms‘ First Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto at the Metropolitan Theater in Tokyo with the local Mozart Virtuoso Orchestra, a concert with Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra as well as her successes at numerous international competitions (e.g. Strumenti e musica, Italy; „Princess Lalla Meryem“, Morocco etc.) and the release of her debut CD with works by Claude Debussy and César Franck. She played live on Deutschlandfunk Kulturradio and Rbb Kulturradio.

Chamber music is a big part of Lili’s music life which has led her to perform at venues like the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Konzerthaus Berlin, Kunsthaus Salzwedel. She is the First Prize winner of the 2023 Ilmari Hannikainen Piano Chamber Music Competition together with her Trio Brontë, where at the Final round they performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Jyväskylä Sinfonia under the baton of Jan Söderblöm.

Lili has been generously supported by the Lucia Löser Foundation for the past 5 years and has also been a scholarship holder of the American Foundation in Bulgaria, Foundation Clavarte, Deutschlandstipendium, the Ottilie Selbach Redslob Foundation and others. Since 2019 she has been part of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin e. V. association.

Lili studied in Bulgaria with Emilia Kaneva and Borislava Taneva, in Italy with Daniele Petralia, in Finland with Tuija Hakkila and is currently continuing her studies with Eldar Nebolsin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. Another important mentor for her development is Alan Fraser.


23.04.2023: Trio Brontë at Kunsthaus Salzwedel, Germany

06.05.2023: Recital at Atelier Angela Frübing Potsdam, Germany

30.-31.05.2023: Schumann Piano Concerto at Forum Dirigieren in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

16.06.2023: Recital in Obihiro, Japan

19.06.2023: Recital in Sapporo, Japan

21.06.2023: Recital in Asahikawa, Japan

23.06.2023: Recital in Hakodate, Japan

24.06.2023: Recital in the Bulgarian Embassy in Tokio, Japan

08.07.2023: Duo with Annie Jacobs-Perkins at the Chamber music festival „Verfemt, Verboten, Vergessen“ at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin

29.-30.08.2023: Schumann Piano Concerto at Forum Dirigieren in Göttingen, Germany

08.10.2023: Duo Ilios at Schwartzsche Villa Berlin

04.-24.06.2024: Tour in China with Haran Meltzer (Principal cellist of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra)

Past events

02.-09.03.2023: Trio Brontë at Ilmari Hannikainen Piano Chamber Music Competition, Finland

23.02.2023, 19.30h: Trio Brontë in Salon L’écritoire Berlin, Germany

22.02.2023, 15.30h: Trio Brontë in Musikinstrumentenmuseum Berlin, Germany