Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Stanichka Dimitrova
|Stanichka Dimitrova, whose playing has been described as “wonderfully full in tone and exuberant in performance” by the San Francisco Classical Voice, was a winner of the 2010 Concerto Competition at Stony Brook University, which resulted in a solo performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. She has also been a First Prize winner in the Barbara Krakauer Scholarship Award Competition at the Associated Music Teachers League in New York City, the Hopes, Talents, Masters International Competition in Dobrich, Bulgaria, and the Svetoslav Obretenov National Competition in Provadia, Bulgaria; and she was a Top Prize winner of the National Competition for Austrian and German Music in Burgas, Bulgaria.
Ms. Dimitrova is a graduate from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Sally Thomas. She recently received her doctoral degree at Stony Brook University, studying with Philip Setzer, Pamela Frank, Soovin Kim, and Philippe Graffin.
Ms. Dimitrova has a long and distinguished history with the Musica Bella Orchestra: among other appearances too numerous to be able to mention here, she was a soloist in Bach’s Double Concerto on our December 17 and 18, 2005 All-Bach Concerts and in several other concerts since then; she was our soloist in the Brahms Violin Concerto on March 26, 2006, and in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto on February 18, 2007; she was one of the four soloists in our performance of the Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins in b minor on January 20 and 21, 2007; and she performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with us on October 14 and 21, 2007. She has also appeared on our Chamber Music and Solo Recital Series numerous times.