108-10 72nd Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375 - Tel. 718.261.2237 - E-mail: Directors@belleartiny.com

Svetla Kalcheva

Violinist

ABOUT SVETLA KALCHEVA

Svetla Kalcheva earned her Doctorate in Musical Arts in Violin Performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance and her Bachelors and Masters Degrees at the Pancho Vladigerov National Conservatory of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. Svetla has performed as a solo, chamber, and orchestra musician in numerous recitals and festivals in the US, Europe, and Asia. She has been a soloist with the Bulgarian State Orchestra and has participated in several radio and TV broadcasts. Svetla has played as a member of the Garden State Philharmonic, NJ, the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Joseph Symphony Orchestra, and has toured China with the prestigious Mantovani Orchestra. Svetla has won several national and international awards and competitions, including the Kansas City Music Club Award, Chancellor's Talent Award, and the Obretenov Competition, among others. She has performed in master classes with Devy Erlih, Mark Peskanov, Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg, and Walter Verdehr. Former teachers include internationally acclaimed prof. Stoyka Milanova and prof. Benny Kim. Svetla has been on the violin faculty of the Community Music and Dance Academy at the University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City Strings Conservatory, and Kansas City Missouri School District. Recently, Svetla moved to NYC and has joined the music faculty at Eastern School of Music and Dance, L X Music School, and Belle Arti Center for the Arts.

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2010
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance, Bulgarian National Conservatory- Pancho Vladigerov, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2003
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Bulgarian National Conservatory- Pancho Vladigerov, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2002
  • Diploma from Secondary School of Music -Liubomir Pipkov, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1997

TEACHERS

  • Benny Kim
  • Dr. Mara Gibson
  • Roderick Young
  • Stoyka Milanova

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Winner: Kansas City Music Club Competition Award, 2007
  • Winner- Chancellor's Talent Award recipient - 2005-2007 academic years, University of Missouri -Kansas City
  • Semi-Finalist in the Crescendo Award International Competition, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2004
  • Winner George H. Klinkerfuss Scholarship-2003-2005 academic years, Missouri State University
  • Fifth prize in the Kocian International Competition, Czech Republic, 1992
  • First Prize Winner in the Svetoslav Obretenov National Competition, Bulgaria, 1988

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

  • Soloist with the Bulgarian State Orchestra
  • Performed in master classes with Devy Erlih, Mark Peskanov, Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg, and Walter Verdeh
  • Played as a member of the Garden State Philharmonic, NJ
  • Played in the Missouri Symphony Orchestra
  • Played in the Saint Joseph Symphony Orchestra
  • Toured China with the prestigious Mantovani Orchestra

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Violin Faculty at Eastern School of Music, Little Neck, NY, 2011-present
  • Violin Teacher at L X Music School, Brooklyn, NY, 2011-present Violin Teacher at Musical Bridges
  • Program-Ruskin High School, Kansas City, Missouri, 2010-2011
  • Violin Faculty, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Community Music and Dance Academy, 2009-2011
  • Violin Teacher at Kansas City Strings Conservatory Merriam, Kansas, 2008-2011
  • Pre-K Suzuki Violin Instructor, Kansas City Missouri School District: 2007-2008
  • Violin Faculty at Music Arts Academy, Independence, Missouri: 2006-2008

 
Teacher  

My teaching philosophy is that music is an art of communication and self expression. As a teacher, I strive to help my students overcome any challenges or limitations they may have so they are able to experience and communicate the music. My approach is flexible depending on the age and level of each student, however, my main task as a teacher is to reveal the inner creativity and love for music in all of my students.

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Address: 108-10 72nd Ave.
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