Georgy Valtchev, violin

Georgy Valtchev has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages as a soloist with orchestras, in recitals and as a chamber musician. In the United States he has appeared at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the 92nd Street Y, and Chicago's Cultural Institute. In Europe he has appearances in venues, such as Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Centre in London, La Cité de la Musique in Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Carré Theatre, and Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. He has toured Asia, Australia and Israel with performances in Beijing Cultural Arts Center, Guangzhou Opera House, Sydney Opera House, Tel Aviv Opera house, Taipei Cultural Center Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

A dedicated collaborative musician, Mr. Valtchev enjoys frequent performances with distinguished international artists and ensembles in the United States and Europe. As principal member of the Mark Morris Dance Group musicians, he frequently travels around the world.

Mr. Valtchev has been honored to lead, as guest concertmaster, several major symphony orchestras, most notably the London Philharmonic and the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Madrid.

He is a founder and artistic director of the ‘Unbeaten Path’, chamber music festival in Kovachevitsa, Bulgaria and founding member of the chamber music series ‘ Bulgarian Concert Evenings in NY’

Born in the ancient city of Plovdiv in Bulgaria, Georgy began his violin studies at age 6 and received his basic music education from the State Music Schools in Plovdiv and Sofia. He achieved his first international success at age sixteen when he won the Grand Prize of the "Kocian" International Violin Competition in then Czechoslovakia. After a short study at the State Music Academy in Sofia, he was accepted as student of professor Dorothy Delay and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School in New York where he completed his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. He has been honored with a number of awards, among them the First Prize of the Ducrest International Competition and the Special Prize of the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition.