entsislav Yankov (Bulgarian: Венцислав Янков) (born 24 March 1926) is a Bulgarian pianist and pedagogue. He was born in Sofia. Trained in Berlin, he settled in France in 1946; three years later he won ex-aequo with Aldo Ciccolini the III Concours Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud's Grand Prize. An intercontinental concert career ensued. Yankov is a professor emeritus at the Conservatoire of Paris, where he held a professorship (1977–1991). As of 2005, he was still active as a concert pianist in France.. He is a recognized interpreter of the music of Frédéric Chopin.