ASSIA ZLATKOWA was horn in Sofia, Bulgaria, April 17 1953.

Already as a child she gave evidence of a great musical talent and 5 years old she was accepted as pupil of the Sofia Music School. In the Bulgarian music-pedagogic film "The First Steps" she had the leading role at 8, and 9 years old she played as soloist with various Bulgarian symphony orchestras, having had her first symphony concert at 9 with the Haydn D-major concerto.

Her further education she got at the Sofia Music Academy by professor Kutewa and also she studied with Professor Guido Agasti at Weimar and Siena, and professor Heman D. Koppel.

Assia Zlatkowa won 3 International First-Prizes: 13 years old: 1. Prize England 1966 (Middlesborough) 14 years old: 1. Prize Bulgaria 1967 (Russe) 19 years old: 1. Prize Italy 1972 (Enna).

MaŽstro Kurt Masur engaged 14-year old Assia Zlatkowa to perform the Mozart Concerto D minor KV 466 with the Dresdner Philharmony four times in four days. The conductor was Professor Heinz Bongartz.

Since she has been often invited to Germany, East and West, and at an age of 17 she played at the 'Berliner Filharmonie' the 3rd Beethoven Piano concerto, and thereafter followed tours to Poland, Italy, East- and West-Germany and Denmark.

With her first recital at the Tivoli Gardens of Copenhagen August 1975 she created a sensation, and as a result she was invited as soloist by the leading Danish symphony orchestras. Her Gala-concert at the Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen with MaŽstro Carlo Zecchi and the Sealand Symphony Orchestra March 1st 1977 - Chopin concerto E minor - was recorded live for an LP by 'Point' and May 5th 1977 she performed the same concerto with the same conductor with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Tivoli Concert hall for the Danish Television.

Since 1975 Asia Zlatkowa resides in Copenhagen.