About the School
Miroslava Panayotova

Visiting Professor of Piano
Phone: (813) 974-2311
Email: panayoto@usf.edu

Bulgarian pianist Miroslava Panayotova has made numerous appearances as recitalist and concerto soloist in the United States, Canada, Bulgaria, Russia, Slovakia, Romania, and Mexico. As well, Ms. Panayotova has appeared at such music festivals as Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont, XXI Festival Dr. Alfonso Ortiz Tirado 2005 in Mexico, the Orford Festival in Canada, Apolonia in Bulgaria, and others. In 2006, she toured the southwest as soloist with University of Arizona Pianists on Tour. Her numerous awards include the first prize at the Green Valley Piano Competition in 2007 and the Silver Medal at the XVII National Piano Competition Svetoslav Obretenov in Bulgaria. As a winner of the 2006-2007 President’s Concerto Competition, Ms. Panayotova appeared with The Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Her performances have been broadcast by KUAT-FM, KUAT-TV, and the Bulgarian National Television. Ms. Panayotova holds Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Piano Performance from the State Academy of Music in Bulgaria, a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the University of South Florida, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance with a minor concentration in musicology from the University of Arizona. She studied with Daniela Andonova, Svetozar Ivanov, and Tannis Gibson.

Dr. Panayotova’s repertoire encompasses variety of styles, including contemporary music and premiere performances of both solo and ensemble works. Enjoying a wide variety of performance opportunities as a collaborative artist, she appears with Patrick Neher, bassist on recently released CDs by ISG Publications.

Dr. Panayotova is Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of South Florida where she teaches studio piano, piano pedagogy and class piano, and coaches chamber music.