Dual Bulgarian - British Nationality - U.K. Based

Bullet pointed highlights.

One of only a handful of musicians worldwide to have been invited by the Trustees to play in the Yvonne Lefébure Auditorium at the Claude Debussy House & Museum, St. Germain-en-Laye, Paris on the Anniversary of the Composer's birth.

Valentina has also given recital performances for The Rachmaninoff Society's AGM (1999, 2005, & 2009)
"You played beautifully" - Natalie Wanamaker-Javier (Great Grand Daughter of Sergei Rachmaninov)
She was invited back for an unprecedented 3rd time in 2008; but declined in favour of playing with partner Venera Bojkova, as 'Va i Ve', a 2 piano duet, for their September 2009 AGM.

Solo CD, of previously unrecorded works by Joachim Raff (1822-1882), the first ever CD devoted exclusively to Raff's piano music, is available, completely re-mastered, on-line from Cameo Classics.
Awarded out of 5 by The Raff Society.
"... grand technique and plays brilliantly. ..recording is very wide range and well placed. The notes are excellent" -
Carl Bauman - American Record Guide - May/June 2003.
"She is a fluent pianist, and does a fine job .." - Paul Turok of Turok's Choice, N.Y., U.S.A., September 2003.

By invitation, has given a recital at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Sq. (London), in their  'Pianists of the World' series.

Has appeared in recital at Chichester Cathedral an unprecedented 11 times (noted for it's quality of programming & Performances/Performers)

Valentina is featured in a soon to be released DVD "Forbidden Music" about the suppression of German-Jewish 'Romantic era' composers during the late 19th and 20th Centuries, and whose works are now being rediscovered.

New Solo CD available now: World Premier recordings of Piano Works of Zygmunt Noskowski (1846-1909) - recorded for leading Polish label Acte Préalable
By invitation, Valentina has performed (30th May 2008) works by Polish Romantic era composer Zygmunt Noskowski at The Warsaw Music Society (WTM), Poland, where Noskowski was himself Director - 120 years ago!

Valentina performed, & recorded for CD, the première public performance (since the composer's death), of Salomon Jadassohn's 'Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1, op 89 in C minor', with The Karelia State Philharmonic Orchestra (Musical Director Marius Stravinsky) in Russia, in December 2008. 
Now available - Presto Classical as CC9033CD

On 11th November (Remembrance Day) 2010, she appeared as Guest Soloist with the Orion Symphony Orchestra (Conductor: Toby Purser) at London’s Cadogan Hall for the first public performance in over 75 years of Dorothy Howell’s Piano Concerto in D minor.

' 2011 - Received a standing ovation for her Guest Solo performance of Grieg's 'Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16'
October 2016 - 11th CD released world wide - Henryk Pachulski Piano Works 2
June 2017 - Guest soloist with the Petersfield Orchestra for their 90th Anniversary Concert in a performance of Rachmaninov's "Rhapsody on a theme of Pagini Op 43"
July 2017 - Guest Soloist with The Brunel Sinfonia for a performance of Rachmaninov's " Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Op 43"
October 2017 - took part in the 25th Anniversary Concert of the Solent Symphony Orchestra.

March 2019 - recording concert and sonata by award winning French composer in Lviv, Ukraine with the Ukrainian Festival Orchestra under the baton of Grammy Award Winning Conductor John McLoughlin Williams.

In April - a follow up recording of a solo piano piece by the same composer in a French recording studio.

When released this will be my 15th CD

April 2019 - 12th CD is released by Acte Préalable ; 'Ludomir Róźycki - Piano Works 2'
July 2019 - Guest soloist with the Brunel Sinfonia in a performance of Ravel's "Piano Concert in G Major"
September 2019 - Guest soloist with the Solent Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Ravel's "Piano Concerto in G Major". Exceptionally good review is here.
December 2019 - Nominated, for the 2nd time, by Portsmouth News 'The Guide' as 'Best Classical Act of the Year'.
January 2020 - Confirmed as Piano Teacher/Tutor at Southampton University.