Recorded in Flagey's unsurpassable Studio N4 [1] in Brussels, here's the first CD of the new Queen Elisabeth College of Music collection in Fuga Libera's catalogue. The prestigious establishment [2] could not have taken a better choice : Plamena Mangova, a pupil of Marina Kapatsinskaja, Dmitri Bashkirov and Abdel-Rahman El Bacha, is more than full of promise: her talent bursts forth in an incredible way in this magnificent program devoted to Dmitri Shostakovich. Two masterworks are here brought to light, thanks to a mixture of strength and sweetness, of technical mastery and lyricism which are the marks of the true great ones. In May 2007, Plamena has been 2d laureate of the International Queen Elisabeth Music Competition of Belgium [3].

Links: [1] http://www.flagey.be/pdf/studio4_fr.pdf [2] http://www.cmre.be [3] http://fugalibera.com/www.cmireb.be

Diapason d'Or 2007 award Joker CRESCENDO award