Teachers 2012

Prof. Georgi Spassov – flute For 30 years Georgi Spassov is the principal flute of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and Professor at the Bulgarian National Academy in Sofia. Many significant talents with international career are among his student. He has been the first and only Bulgarian ever invited to take part in First and Second Symposia of the flutists from all over the world, where his creative and pedagogic achievements were highly appreciated. He is an honored jury of the most prestigious National flute competitions as well as of many International ones.
He has assisted famous Professor Andras Adorjan during the master classes at the Varna Summer Music Festival and the March Music Days Music Festival in 1990 and 1992 and every year he has lead numerous master classes in Bulgaria, Cuba, Japan, Sought Korea and others.


Prof. Petko Radev – clarinetAt the present he works as professor for clarinet at the Academy of Music and Dancing Arts in Plovdiv and the National Academy in Sofia.
Between 1961 – 1974, he is the first solo-clarinet of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra., and between 1974 – 1985 he is the first solo- clarinet in the orchestra of first solo-clarinet in the orchestra of the Bulgarian National Milan Scala.
Professor Petko Radev is an outstanding personality, unique performer and a teacher of generations of musicians.


Prof. Vladislav Grigorov – French HornSince 1984 he is a lecturer and since 1989 professor at the National Music Academy in Sofia. From 1969 until the present moment he is first French Horn of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
He is member of Colegium of Chamber Music,of Windquintet of the National Radio, and later of the Academic Windquintet.


Prof. Anatoly Krastev – celloSince 1972 he teaches at the National Music Academy “P. Vladigerov”, where he is a professor. He leads master classes in France, England, Belgium, The USA, Korea, Greece, Portugal, Brazil, Macedonia and many others.
His students are solo artists, concertmasters and orchestra members on the most celebrated and famous scenes, in prestigious orchestras as well as pedagogues in musical colleges and universities.
At the present, Prof. Anatoly Krastev is vice chancellor of the National Academy.


Maria Prinz – pianoSince 1987, Maria Prinz is on the faculty at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Her chamber music activities include concerts with members of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in such as appearances at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan in 2005 and 2008 among other prominent venues.

Highlights of the seasons 2005-2009 include concerts with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival, a serie of recitals entiteled “Mozart and His Contemporaries” in Vienna, Sofia, Prague, Bloominton and Los Angeles, appearing at the Danube Festival in Ulm, Germany, as well as performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto KV 488 at the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra’s opening night concert , Beethoven’ s Piano Concerto Nr.1 at the “March Music Days” Festival in Russe, Bulgaria under Sir Neville Marriner and Schumann’s Piano Concerto in the “Musikverein” Hall in Vienna.

Her debut at Weill Hall (Carnegie Hall) in October 2008 was followed by a very successful second appearance in February 2010.


 Stefka EvstatievaMs. Stefka Evstatieva, is a Bulgarian born singer, a soprano of international acclaim. She is a graduate of the Bulgarian National Conservatory in Sofia, a student of Professor Kiselova. She is a winner of the Fifth International Competition “Р.I. Tchaikovsky”, jury’s Special price, “Grand Prix” of the Belgium Radio and Television Competition, “Grand Prix” of the Sixth International Competition for Yong Opera Singers, Sofia, Bulgaria and the “Giovanni Zanatello Award” for best performer of the year 1982 at Arena di Verona.

Stefka Evstatieva is a lyrico – dramatic soprano. The lyric and the dramatic nuances of her voice allow her to express easily and in a brilliant way the lyric and dramatic moods of the parts she sings. She has always tried to characterize truthfully the styles of the individual authors, which offered her the possibility to perform in masterpieces such as Don Carlos, Un Ballo in Maschera, Otello, Il Trovatore, La Forza del Destino Aida,  Tosca, La Boheme, Adriana Lequevreur, Andrea Chenier, Mafistofele, Eugeni Onegin, Don Giovanni,  Queen of Spades, Cavalleria Rusticana, and others.

Opera lovers from around the world had the privilege to listen to Ms. Evstatieva’s performances at Metropoliten Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, Paris Grand Opera, Teatro Colon, Vienna State Opera, Arena di Verona, Toronto, Montreal, Dallas, Miami, San Francisco, Washington D.C. etc.

Recordings include: Sony – Price Igor (Borodin), Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky); Fidelio – Vera Sheloga and Snow Maiden (R. Korsakov); Naxos – Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascani); Laserlight Classics – Mefistoffele (Boito); Balkanton – Don Carlos (Verdi); Recital / Selected Arias (3 CD).

Since 1989 Ms. Evstatieva has been living in the United States of America. Her teaching experience includes private instruction, master classes and pedagogy as Vocal Instructor – Artist in Residence at Bethun – Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida. She has juried several International competitions and is a member of NATS and NOA.


 Svetozar BenchevSvetozar Benchev is born in Burgas. In 1989 he gradauted Painting at the National Academy of Arts.
Awarded Dechko Uzunov Scholarship of the Union of Bulgarian Artists for postgraduate studies (1990).
Since 2003 – Associate Professor at the National Academy of Arts, Drawing Department.
In 2004 he conducted a Workshop with lectures at the Saint-Lukas Beedldende Kunstq,
Ghent on Drawing as a Peculiar 2 Attempt at Meditation.
Since 2007 – a head department of drawing at the National of Arts.
solo exhibitions:
2012-Burgas,Bulgaria,Nesi Gallery
2010-Sofia,Bulgaria,Altera Gallery
2009- Burgas,Bulgaria-Nesi  Gallery
2008- Burgas, Bulgaria – City  Gallery
2008- Sofia, Bulgaria – Ikar Gallery
2007- Sofia, Bulgaria – Ikar  Gallery- with Tomiya Nishimura, Japan
2007- Tokyo, Japan – Niche  Gallery
2005- Sofia, Bulgaria – Ikar Gallery – with Tomiya Nishimura, Japan
2004- Tokyo, Japan – Niche  Gallery
2003- Tokyo, Japan – Exhibition at the Bulgarian Embassy
2002-Sofia, Bulgaria- Exhibition at the Cultural centre of Hungary
2000 – Burgas, Bulgaria – Burgas Gallery – with Greddy Assa
He is a Member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists.

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