Pianist and composer, Ethan Nanev started his enduring venture into the music world back in his home country of Bulgaria. He fell in love with music and began piano lessons at an early age. Being a skilled and dedicated musician, Ethan quickly earned the status of a young virtuoso, and in 1999 he made his soloist debut performing with the National Conservatory Orchestra. The success of his performances manifested his first interview and live performance via broadcast on Classic FM radio. Later that year, Ethan and his family immigrated to the United States where he continued to advance his education at Mannes College of Music, winning a full scholarship under the guidance of Pavlina Dokovska.
In 2001, Mr. Nanev made his U.S. debut as a soloist performing with Mannes Preparatory Division Orchestra. Upon his entering the Bachelor’s program, Ethan had the privilege to attend a master class with Eteri Anjaparidze and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Further, he received an Honorable Mention Award at Five Towns Competition in Long Island, New York.
Ethan made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 and later took part in numerous music festivals; Fontainebleau France, Viana do Castelo in Portugal and Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. Additionally, Ethan participated in numerous master classes given by Jerome Lowenthal, Gilbert Kalish, and Joseph Kalichstein. Some of his concert venue highlights include Chateau de Fontainebleau in France, Steinway Hall, Yamaha Hall, Miranda Hall, Paris Conservatory, and The Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City.
In 2010, Ethan decided that he needed to expand his performing and compositional skills in Manhattan School of Music, where he was accepted as a doctoral student. Throughout the diverse course of this program, Ethan was provided with an opportunity to collaborate with Columbia University Film students and apply his unique music style into the composing and recording of original film scores, while still performing and composing music for commercial release, as a published composer.
In 2017, Ethan moved to Los Angeles where he was due to complete his ten years of ground-breaking doctoral research. His theory was one of the first to suggest that Biomechanical Kinesiology and Neuroplasticity play a critical role in playing the piano. Ethan’s life-long fascination with the legendary Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich resulted in the first ever to be written analysis of a living legend’s performance technique in the music history.