Plamena Mangova Photo: Marco Borggreve

Plamena Mangova  is a Bulgarian pianist.

At 18 she was awarded the XIV Paloma O’Shea Competition’s 3rd prize. Nine years later she took part at the XVI Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, where she was second to Anna Vinnitskaya.

She has been active as a concert pianist at an international level since 2000, when she debuted at Paris’ Theatre. Her first CD, a Dimitri  Shostakovich monographic, was awarded a Diapason d’Or. As a chamber musician she has recorded Sergev Prokofiev’s complete works for violin and piano, plus Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet, featured in the aforementioned recording.