Rossitza Stoycheva is an accomplished solo performer and is also an active chamber music player. Born in Bulgaria, Rossitza started playing the piano at the age of five; she studied at the Sofia School of Music and at eight made her debut with the Collegium Musicum Orchestra. While still at school, she won a number of competitions in France, Italy and the Czech Republic.
She was also awarded a special prize from the ‘Alex de Vries Foundation’ in Antwerp. She has played a number of recitals in Germany, Spain and Belgium. Rossitza has performed as a soloist with the Bulgarian Radio Orchestra, the Antwerp Chamber Orchestra, and the Sofia State Philharmonic Orchestra and has also made recordings for the Bulgarian National Television and Radio.
Rossitza came to London in 1990, having won a scholarship for a postgraduate course at the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Phyllis Sellick and Gordon Fergus-Thompson. In 1994, Rossitza was a finalist of the BBC Radio 3 Young Artist’s Forum. A couple of years later, Rossitza made her debut at Carnegie Weill Hall in New York and appeared with Sir Georg Solti at a gala concert in the presence of HRH Duchess of Kent. Rossitza regularly performs as a soloist and as a piano duo with Mikako Hori. Their 2008 concert tour of Bulgaria received critical acclaim and they appeared on Bulgarian National Television as part of the Apollonia Festival.