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Pianist Avguste Antonov leads an active career as soloist and teacher. He is currently Piano Instructor at The Master\‘s Touch School of Music & Performing Arts, LLC.

Avguste Antonov has presented recitals in Bordeaux(France), Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio and has performed extensively with the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, University of Kansas Symphony, Symphonic Choir and the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony. Performance venues include the Music Education National Convention with the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble and the College Band Directors National Association with the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony. He has been featured soloist with the University of Kansas Symphony, the Kansas City Medical Arts Symphony, the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble and the Hardin-Simmons University Orchestra.

Mr. Antonov is a dedicated performer of 20th and 21st century music and has performed World and US premieres at venues such as the University of Miami, University of Kansas, Youngstown State University. Over the years, he has worked with composers Carter Pann, John Mackey, Raina Murnak, John Arrigo-Nelson, Matthew Lewis, Till Meyn, Michael Colgrass, Robert Rollin and many others.

The 2010-2011 season will see Mr. Antonov featured in events across Texas, Kansas, California, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Mr. Antonov is also preparing his debut CD of American Music to be released by Parma Recordings and distributed by Naxos. For more details about this exciting project, please visit his official website at avgusteantonov.com Mr. Antonov is also currently working on launching a piano trio dedicated on performing the works of American living composers.

Born in Bulgaria, Mr. Antonov began music studies at the age of 5. In 1989, after joining his mother and stepfather in France, he studied at the prestigious private school Ecole Normale de Paris (1989-1990) and at the Conservatoire Nationale de Region de Bordeaux (1990-1999). His teachers in France were Alain Motard and Herve N\‘Kaoua. Following his stay in Bordeaux, Mr. Antonov moved to the United States where he attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City (1999-2000) studying with Robert Weirich and Stanislav Ioudenitch (2001 co-winner of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition). The following year Avguste joined the University of Kansas (2000-2005) where he studied under Jack Winerock and in May 2005, Avguste obtained the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Kansas. That same year, Avguste Antonov obtained the United States citizenship. In 2006, Mr Antonov moved to Texas, and between 2006-2008, he studied at Texas Christian University under the direction of Tamas Ungar.

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