Born in Varna, Bulgaria, of Russian and Bulgarian parents, Krassimira Jordan began her formative musical training at age four and made her recital debut when she was seven. She studied in Sofia, Vienna, and Moscow, where she was a pupil of Stanislav Neuhaus and Emil Gilels. During her years of study, a series of prestigious international prizes were awarded to Ms. Jordan, including the International Piano Competitions "Alfredo Casella," and "Alessandro Casagrande”, as well as the Mozart "Clara Haskil" Prize. As a representative of Austria, Krassimira Jordan was the Gold Medal winner of the Rio de Janeiro International Piano Competition.
Ms. Jordan has performed with much acclaim as recitalist and orchestral soloist in major European cities in Austria, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Hungary, Poland, the Scandinavian countries, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and the United States. She has appeared as soloist with the Wiener Symphoniker and the Tonkunstler Orchester in Vienna. Krassimira Jordan has been regularly invited in Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan to conduct masterclasses at the major universities of Peking, Shanghai, Seoul, Osaka, Tokyo and Taipei. Highly regarded as a teacher, her students come from all parts of the world and have won top prizes at numerous international piano competitions in the USA, Europe, and Asia.
Together with Wolfgang Watzinger, a pupil of Rudolf Serkin and a Professor of Piano at the Concert Performance Department of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna Krassimira Jordan performs extensively worldwide as the Vienna International Piano Duo.
Krassimira Jordan has recorded a series entitled “Franz Liszt - Berühmte Klavierwerke” (Famous Piano Works). She has also committed to disc a group of Johann Strauss waltzes, as transcribed for piano by Leopold Godowsky, Karl Tausig, and Gyorgy Cziffra. Among her other recordings are piano concertos and solo pieces by Heitor Villa Lobos and other Brazilian composers. Her most compact disc releases, “Slavic Masterworks for Piano” and “The Legacy of Pantcho Vladigerov”, are both available on the Albany Records label, New York.
A naturalized citizen of Austria, Ms. Jordan was professor of piano at the world-renowned Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts for ten years.Currently Krassimira Jordan is an Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Piano at Baylor University in Texas, USA.