The accomplished pianist Biliana Tzinlikova, born in 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria, has led a distinguished career as a concert pianist, chamber musician, and teacher. She studied with Marina Kapazinskaja at the National Academy of Music in Sofia, and with Andor Losonczy and Chrisopf Lieske at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. Tzinlikova has also participated in master classes from Elisso Virsaladse, Arndzej Jaszinsky, Pavel Gililov, Menahem Pressler, Paul Badura-Skoda, Alexander Lonquich, Klaus-Christian Schuster and Claude Frank. Especially notable was her collaboration and work with Ruggiero Ricci (1998-2003) and Ferenc Rados (2002-2005).
More recently, her artistic work as a concert pianist has focused on the rediscovery and reproduction of forgotten piano music. This passion is showcased in her CD recordings. In 2014, she released a world premiere of Franz Anton Hoffmeister’s Piano Sonata on a 3 CD set (Grand Piano, Naxos International), which promptly made a name for her in the professional world. The recordings received zealous reviews from internationally recognized music organizations and academics alike. She continued recording, releasing a CD with virtuosic variations from Stephen Heller in 2016, piano music of the French composer Louise Farrenc in 2018, and a CD with works from Germaine Tailleferre, George Auric and Lous Durey in 2020. (All three published by Paladino Music)
Since 2017 Tzinlikova has also been working together with actresses and actors to organize cross-genre concert programs that focus on female composers’ works in music history. As a sought after chamber music partner, she collaborates often, locally and abroad, with internationally renowned artists such as Christian Gerhaher, Adrian Eröd, Thomas Selditz, Klara Flieder, Thomas Riebl, Ulf Schneider, Vesna Stankovic, Stephan Picard, Patrick Demenga, Gustav Rivinius, Dany Bonvin, Esther Hoppe, Christophe Pantillon, Marta Sudraba, Christoph Zimper, and members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a soloist, she performed at the Mozart Week Festival in Salzburg, and with Stefan Sanderling with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has given concerts in almost every country in Europe, as well as the USA. In 2004, she had her debut in the Viennese Concert house.
Since 2001, Tzinlikova has served as a professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, and since her completion of her Doctoral thesis in 2019, she leads a class for piano chamber music as well.