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Curriculum Vitae
Experience
Ensemble Misshapen Pearls, Cape Town, South Africa — First Violin

2018-Present

 

Camerata Tinta Barocca (Chamber Orchestra), Cape Town, South Africa

— First Violin

2016-Present

 

Gypsy Strings (Chamber Group), Durban, South Africa — First Violin

2017-Present

 

Chamber Music Collaborations, South Africa

2006-2020

In collaboration with: Chiara Banchini, Antoinette Lohman, Erik Dippenaar, Refiloe Olifant , Peter Martens, Aristide du Plessis, Christopher Duigan, Erik Bosgraaf, Carin van Heerden, Christopher Ainsile, Stefanie True, Laurence Zazzo, Anna Fusek, Lynelle Kenned and more.

 

Baroque 2000 (Chamber Orchestra), Durban, South Africa — Concertmaster and Music Director

2005-Present

Wouter String Quartet, Durban, South Africa — First Violin

2005-2008

 

KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, Durban, South Africa

Co-Principle, Second Violin

2000-Present

Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra, Pleven, Bulgaria — Associate Concertmaster 1997-1999

“Amadeus” Ensemble, Seoul, South Korea —First Violin

1996 - 1997

Education

 

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa — Historically Informed Performance Practice

2012 - 2013

Tutored by Professor Antoinette Lohmann

Schola Cantorum, Basel, Switzerland — Period Instrument Performance 2008

Tutored by Professor Chiara Banchini

 

Conservatorium van de Enschede, Enschede,

The Netherlands — Uitvoerend Musicus

1993

Tutored by Professor Alexander Kramarov

 

National Academy of Music “Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia, Bulgaria — Master of Music

1994 - 1995

Tutored by Professor Boyan Lechev

 

National Academy of Music “Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia, Bulgaria — Bachelor of Music

1990 - 1993

Tutored by Professor Boyan Lechev

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Accolades

Klein Karoo Klassique,

Baroque Festival 2020

 

Cape Town Baroque Festival

2017 - 2020

Harare International Festival of the Arts 2016 - 2018

 

Notable collaborations with the renowned conductor François Xavier Roth

2008

 

KwaZulu-Natal Best Classical Group, The Wouter String Quartet

2007

 

First prize at the National Chamber Music Competition “Bela Bartok”

1995

First prize at the National Violin Competition “N. Simeonova”

- Haskovo, Bulgaria

1987

Teaching Experience

South African National Youth Orchestra Durban, South Africa - Baroque Violin Coach

2019 - 2020

KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra, Durban, South Africa - Violin Coach Jan 2018 - 2020

Durban Girls’ College, Durban, South Africa - High School Violin Coach 2016 - Present

Eden College, Durban, South Africa - Primary School Violin Coach

2010 - Present

Kearsney College, Durban, South Africa - High School Violin Coach 2005 - Present

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa - Violin Coach

2006 - 2011

Languages

 

Bulgarian, English, French and Russian