was born on September 20th in 2007. She is a student of Mrs. Blagorodna Taneva at the National Music School “Lyubomir Pipkov” in Sofia. She has prizes from national and international competitions (of 22 prices, 6 listed):
- I Absolute prize at the 2nd InArte International Online Music Competition, Sicily, Italy, 2021.
- I prize at the International Competition for Young Musical Talents “Nouvelles Etoiles”, Paris, France, 2021.
- I Special prize at the International Competition “Prof. Asen Diamandiev”, Borovets, Bulgaria, 2021.
- II prize at the 63rd Kocian Violin Competition, Czech Republic, 2021.
- III prize at the International Competition for Young Violinists “Leonid Kogan”, Brussels, Belgium, 2021.
- In 2019, 2020 and 2021 Dalia performs at “Yordan Kamdzhalov” Foundation Competition and she is chosen to be supported by the Foundation.
was born on 14th February, 2002 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has graduated from the National School of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria where he started his piano education at the age of six in the class of Milka Miteva.
Mario Bobotsov was admitted to continue his bachelor’s degree in piano at the Royal Conservatory in Birmingham, UK with a full scholarship for the entire academic period in the class of Prof. Pascal Nemirovski. He was also awarded with a scholarship for a bachelor’s degree by Manes School, New York, USA.
Mario Bobotsov is an 8-time winner of the Lydia Kuteva Memorial Scholarship, established by Prof. Pavlina Dokovska, USA and administered by the International Foundation “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”.
He is a laureate of the Yordan Kamdzhalov Foundation for 2020.
Internationally acclaimed pianist Elitsa Desseva begins her musical path in her hometown Sofia, Bulgaria. At the age of four she starts singing in different choirs throughout the country and two years later becomes her first piano lessons. Later on, Elitsa combines her two lifelong passions – vocal and piano music – making her one of the most sought after Lied pianists of her generation.
She is the first bulgarian pianist to win three of the world’s most important Lied competitions: ”Wigmore Hall/Independant Opera Song Competition” (London), ”International Hugo Wolf Art-Song Competition” (Stuttgart) and ”International Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition” (Graz) in a duo with Mikhail Timoshenko, baritone. Furthermore she received the First Prize at the International Lied-Duo Competition (Groningen) and the International ”Karl-Adler” Music Competition (Stuttgart), together with Polina Artsis, mezzo-soprano.
Born on 11.07.2007, Eva is playing the violin since age 5. She is studying in the National School of Arts “Dobri Hristov” in Varna, in the class of Krasimir Shterev. Since two years ago Eva is also working with the young violin player and teacher Zornitsa Ilarionova. Eva has been a part of the masterclasses os professor Mincho Minchev, professor Yosif Radionov, professor Roman Fedchuk, maestro Micho Dimitrov, Svetlin Rusev, Zornitsa Ilarionova and Blagorodna Taneva. Laureat of the following competitions: “World, art and sea” – Golden Sands, Bulgaria; “Varban Varbanov” – Burgas, Bulgaria; “Competition for Austrian and German music” – Burgas, Bulgaria; International Music Competition “Music and the Earth” – Sofia, Bulgaria; International Music competition “Tryavna Art Festival”; International competition “Opus Artis Paris” 2020; Asia Pacific International Arts Festival 2020 The Grand Finals; the competition “Road to fame” in Sofia, Bulgaria; “Danubia Talents” – Hungary; “IMMC” – Moscow. In 2020 and 2021 after successfully passing through an extensive competition, Eva has been chosen as laureat of Foundation “Yordan Kamdzhalov” to support her future development.
Born in Sofia on 02.12.2000, Georgi Dimitrov – Jojo began his classical guitar studies at the age of 10 and started his studies at the National School of Music “L. Pipkov” (NSM), Sofia at 11, with Stolina Dobreva and Tsvetan Andreev. In 2017/2018 combining school with a preparatory year in the class of Paolo Pegoraro at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG), he graduated from the NSM achieving the highest results. Currently, Georgi Dimitrov is a BA student at KUG in the class of Paolo Pegoraro. Besides classical guitar, Georgi is also studying historical instruments with David Bergmüller at KUG.
Demetra-Andzhalika is born in 1999 in Sofia, Bulgaria. From 2008-2018 she started studying percussion in National Music School “Lyubomir Pipkov”. She is currently student in National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia, where she is studying percussion and orchestral conducting.
Since 8 years old she is part of the National Radio Children’s Choir with which she plays and sings on different festivals, events and tours around the world.
is a violist born is Sofia in 1997. She graduates from the National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov” in 2016. In 2020 she graduates her bachelor degree, and is 2021 her masters degree in the Natinal Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” in the viola class of Vladislav Andonov. In 2012 Ilina becomes a part of the European Youth Orchestra, and in 2015 she becomes the leader of violists in the orchestra. She is a laureat of various national and international competitions. Ilina has had solo recitals in Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Greece. Ilina has been a soloist of Baden- Baden Philharmoniker, “Sofia soloists” chamber ensemble, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic orchestra and more. She has been a part of the masteclasses of Nobuko Imai, Maxim Risanov, Hartmund Rode, Hariolf S.; Gegard Causse and more. She has worked with conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gianandrea Noseda and more. Ilina Ilieva has been concerting in Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean Islands. In 2016 she published her debut CD “Viola la Musica”. In 2019 she is winning a place in the Bulgarian National Radio symphony orchestra. From August 2021 onwards, she will be specializing in Indiana University “Jacobs School of Music”, USA.
The Bulgarian-born Irena Manolova is an internationally acclaimed marimba and percussion artist. She performs actively with her marimba project – Lucid Duo in Europe, Asia and Latin America, as well as a guest percussionist in various orchestras, contemporary and chamber music ensembles in Austria.
Irena Manolova and her duo partner – the Polish composer Tomasz Goliński are the first prize winning laureates of the Universal Marimba Competition 2011 in Belgium, praised for their amazing degree of sensitivity to sound. Lucid Duo’s success allows Irena to perform regularly at international festivals and to hold masterclasses worldwide. The duo made an appearance on festivals in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico, amongst which the Kultursommer Wien 2021 Festival ; Ivana Summer Percussion Festival 2021 in Samobor, Croatia; Zivkovic’s International Summer Academy for Marimba & Percussion 2020 in Vienna; Festival Internacional de Marimbistas 2019 in Chiapas, Mexico; Midis-Minimes Festival 2018 in Brussels, Festival de Música Contemporánea de Tenerife 2017, performing at venues as the National Olympics Hall in Tokyo, Dolce Artists Salon in Osaka, Japan; Stadschouwburg Leuven, Belgium; Koszalin Philharmonic Hall, Poland; Auditorio de Tenerife, Spain; Austrian Cultural Forum in Berlin; Palais Rasumofsky in Vienna etc. In the recent years the duo gave lectures in renowned music universities such as the University of Sciences and Arts Chiapas, Mexico; Osaka College of Music, Toho Gakuen School of Music and Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan. Irena’s ensemble was also invited as a guest jury member at the Japan Percussion Association’s Competition 2019 in Saitama.
Artistic Biography: Izabel Markova was born in 1997 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She begins her musical studies with the classical piano and singing at the age of three. At the age of eleven she enters the National School of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria with viola in the class of prof. Stefan Jilkov. During her studies she receives first prizes from international viola competitions such as: “Balkan Festival for Youths”, The International String Competition-Nis, International Competition for German and Austrian Music-Burgas, International Competition “Dobrin Petkov”- Plovdiv, First prize and EMCY prize from the International Competition “Young Virtuosos” – Sofia (2015). She is invited to perform as a soloist with professional orchestras such as Classic FM, Simfonieta Sofia, The Bulgarian National Radio Philharmonics.
is born in 1989 in Sofia, Bulgaria, to a family with musical roots. Atanas began and fulfilled his musical studies in his hometown, before moving to Switzerland, where he completed two Master Degrees, one at the Haute Ecole de Musique Lausanne and the other one at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. He is a laureate of several competitions, such as Austrian Soloist – Vienna, Grande Prize Virtuoso – London, International Wind Competition – Riddes Switzerland ,Young Virtuosos, Music and the Earth, Switzerland among many other, and has participated in festivals such as Verbier Festival, Cully Classique, Forum Wallis, Sofia Music Weeks, Eurochestries to mention a few.
was born in 2003 in Sofia. She started playing the violin when she was 5 years old, in the class of professor Blagorodna Taneva in National Music School “Lyubomir Pipkov”, where she is currently studying. She is a laureat of various international competitions, some of which are:
First Prize from “Young Virtuosos” – Sofia, 2013; “Dobrin Petkov” – Plovdiv, 2013; “Nedyalka Simeonova” – Haskovo 2014 and 2018; GRAND PRIX from the competitions “Music and the Earth” – Sofia, 2018; “Hopes, Masters, Talents” – Dobrich, 2019; “Asen Diamandiev” – Borovec, 2021.
Lora’s international accomplishments and prizes are from the competitions: “Andrea Postacchini” and “Piccolo Violino” in Italy, “Anton Rubinstein” in Germany, “Odessa” in Ukraine, “Concertino Praha” in Chech Republic. In 2020 Lora Markova receives the first prize from the international competition “Leonid Kogan” in Brussels, and in 2021 she becomes first prize laureat of the prestigious competition for violinists under 18 years “Tibor Varga Junior” in Switzerland, which presents her the opportunity for various international concerts in the upcoming 2 years.
is from the youngest generation of Bulgarian trumpet players. Born in 1999 in Svilengrad, she started studying trumpet when she was 10 years old, at the Children Music School in Svilengad. Zdravka was a part of the class of Pencho Penchev, with whom she continues her education at the National School of Music and Stage Arts “Hristina Morfova” in Stara Zagora, and Academy of Music, Dance and Visual Arts “Prof. Asen Diamandiev” in Plovdiv.
was born in Pleven, Bulgaria. In 2011, she graduated from National Music School “Lyubomir Pipkov”, Sofia, in the violin class of her mother Blagorodna Taneva. Her education continues at “Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia” – Madrid, in the violin class of professor Zahar Bron and in New Bulgarian University in the class of professor Mario Hossen. Zornitsa graduates her specialization at Music Academy “Santa Cecilia” in Bergamo under the guidance of professor Pavel Vernikov.
Zornitsa is a laureat of many international and national competitions in Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Macedonia, Austria, England, Germany, Turkey, USA and Japan. 2014 at a special ceremony held in “El Prado” castle in Madrid, Zornitsa was personally awarded by Her majesty queen Sofia for “Best violin player” from the class of professor Zahar Bron.
has finished her secondary education at the National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov” in Sofia, Bulgaria, in the piano class of Prof. Milena Mollova. From March 2021 she is a student in MDW Vienna in the class of Prof. Lilya Zilberstein.
Angela was born on 8th March 1999 and began her musical education at the age of 5. She won her first piano competition with big success in 2010 at the International Competition Young Virtuosos Sofia, Bulgaria – first prize and Special prize given by Scene Academia. She has won more than 20 prizes (10 first prizes) and many special prizes at national and international piano and chamber music competitions, such as International Competition „Euterpe” – Italy – the First Absolute Prize – inscribed in the register of Gold contest; First Prize (in a category without age limit) – “Perusia Harmonica” 2020 – Perugia, Italy; „Ohrid Pearls” in Macedonia; “Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte” in Czech Republic and many other prizes from competitions in Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania and Macedonia.