prof. Georgi Spasov – flute
GEORGI SPASSOV is one of the most outstanding contemporary Bulgarian instrumentalists distinguished for his great talent.
After receiving his Master’s Degree at the Bulgarian National Music Academy he specialized in Zaltzburg with some eminent muzitions like K.H. Zoller and Aurel Nikole and later with J. P. Rampal and Alain Marion at the National Conservatoire in Paris, and the Summer Academy in Nice.
For 30 years Georgi Spassov is the principal flute of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and Professor at the Bulgarian Music Academy. 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.
Laureate from many National and International Competitions his repertoire ranges over a large variety of compositions from all styles and epochs.
As instrumentalist he has successful toured a number of countries in the world.
Many of his recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio and for the National TV are in the Golden Fond collection. He has also many recordings for the French National Radio and Television, for Radio Budapest and many others.
His high professional achievements have been honored with the Golden Lira Prize of the National Music and Dance Artists Association.
Rostislav Yovchev – pianist
Teachers: prof.Atanas Kurtev (Sofia Music State Academy)Specialization in Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (1992-1993), Belgium:
First Prize-“Svetoslav Obretenov” National Competition(1980)
Third Prize-“ Citta di Salerno” International Competition(1981)-Italy
First Prize-“Karol Szymanovsky” National Competition(1982)
Third Prize-“Pilar Bayona” International Competition(1983),Zaragoza,Spain
The unique prize for the best interpratation of spanish music(1984),Santiago de Compostela,Spain
Seoul,Korea,Sozopol (Bugaria),Iasi (Rumania)
During two school years(2002-2004),Rostislav Yovchev was a prof. at a Institute Superieur de Musique-Sousse,Tunisia
Member of the jury:
”Liszt-Bartok” competition(1995 and 2006),
“Svetoslav Obretenov” competition(2002, 2010)
“Classic and Contemporary music”(2006)
At the moment, Rostislav Yovchev is a assistant professor at The National Music Academy and at the Sofia State University.
Prof.Helene Luyten – pianist
he decided to continue her studies at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels where she obtained her “Dipl?me Sup?rieur” as a student of the renowned pianist Eduardo Del Pueyo, and with Arie Van Lysebeth as her chamber music teacher. In order to refine and perfection her playing even more she first became a student at the “Chapelle Reine Elisabeth” in Argenteuil with teacher and coach Eduardo Del Pueyo and later she obtained a Fullbright Scholarship for her studies at the world-famous Juilliard School in New York where she earned the Graduate Status. At Juilliard she also took lessons Chamber Music for Two Pianos, Pedagogy for Piano, Contemporary Music, Musical History and Piano Literature.