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Vassil Nachev - Piano

Biography

Vassil Nachev was born in 1993 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He began his piano studies at the age of 12 with the nationally renowned piano teacher Elena Velcheva in National School for Music and Dance Art “Dobrin Petkov”. He is currently 4th year BMus student at the Royal College of Music in London (supported by a Gordon Calway Stone Scholarship) studying with Dina Parakhina and Dmitri Alexeev. He was the prize winner of 8 International Piano competitions in Italy, France, Netherlands, Romania, Bulgaria and the USA. In 2007 Vassil was awarded the designation for High Creative Achievement by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture. In 2008 he made his debut as soloist in a performance of the Concerto for Piano in d minor by J.S. Bach with the Dobrin Petkov Chamber Orchestra. Thanks to the great Bulgarian scientist prof. Minko Balkanski he presents several concerts in Paris. In 2011 he participated in the 50th anniversary edition of the Eastern Music Festival (USA) with a full scholarship supported by Steinway & Sons. There, he had the great opportunity to perform at the legendary John F. Kennedy Center for the performing arts in Washington DC (USA). Between 2009-2012 he has given regular performances with the State Philharmonic Orchestra in his home town Plovdiv performing concertos by Mozart, Liszt and Prokofiev. His highlighted performance includes the venues such as: Dana Hall-Greensboro-NC (USA), Steinway Hall in London, Pallant House Gallery in UK, Oratorio di San Rocco-Bologna (Italy), Festetics Castle in Hungary, National Opera House (Bulgaria), Bulgarian National Radio and Television, French Cultural Institute in Sofia (Bulgaria), Balabanov’s House- Plovdiv, Drill Hall- Faversham (UK), National History Museum-Plovdiv Bulgaria, Charlton House- London. Vassil has participated in master classes with pianists such as: Michel Beroff, John Nakamatzu, James Giles, Micha Dichter, Balasz Szokolay, Vanessa Latarche etc.

submission December 2015