Mariana Gurkova

Mariana Dimitrova Gurkova-Franco (Bulgarian: Марияна Димитрова Гуркова-Франко) is a Bulgarian pianist, born in Sofia. Gurkova, who nowadays is a naturalised Spanish citizen, settled in Madrid in 1988. A former head professor at Badajoz's Conservatory, she is a teacher at Madrid's Real Conservatorio Superior.

Record of piano prizes, incomplete
Year Competition Prize 1st prize winner Ex-aequo with...
1985 Italy VI Ettore Pozzoli, Seregno 0000 2nd prize Hungary Klára Würtz
1989 Spain I Jacinto e Inocencio Guerrero 0000 1st prize
1989 Spain XXXII Premio de Jaén 0000 2nd prize Germany Martin Zehn
1990 Spain X Paloma O'Shea, Santander Semifinalist diploma 1st prize void
1992 Spain XI Paloma O'Shea, Santander 000Finalist prize Uzbekistan Eldar Nebolsin
1992 Spain VIII José Iturbi, Valencia 0000 3rd prize 1st prize void.

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