First Prize winner in the “Barbara Krakauer Scholarship Award” Competition at the Associated Music Teachers League in New York City, violinist Stanichka Dimitrova is currently studying at the Juilliard School with Sally Thomas. Among other competitions, she has also won First Prize in the “Hopes, Talents, Masters” International Competition in Dobrich, Bulgaria and in the “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Competition in Provadia, Bulgaria, and was a Top Prize winner of the National Competition for Austrian and German Music in Burgas, Bulgaria.
In 2002 Ms. Dimitrova made her orchestra debut with the Shumen Philharmonic in Bulgaria, playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. She performs regularly in her home country of Bulgaria both as a recitalist and a chamber musician. She has participated in master classes by Mincho Minchev, Vanya Milanova, Andres Cardenes, Maxim Vengerov, and Ruggiero Ricci.
Ms. Dimitrova attended the Meadowmount School of Music as a student of Ann Setzer and Sally Thomas for five consecutive summers where she performed both as a soloist and in chamber groups. Her chamber music teachers include Earl Carlyss, David Salness, Alan Bodman, Cyrus Forough, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Toby Appel, Michael Tree, and Itzhak Perlman. As a chamber musician Ms. Dimitrova participated in the Juilliard School’s festival ChamberFest, resulting in a performance in Alice Tully Hall.
A native of Varna, Bulgaria, Ms. Dimitrova began her violin studies at the age of five, and at the age of nine she entered Varna’s “Dobri Hristov” School of Arts as a student of Evgenia Paskova.
Stanichka Dimitrova plays a Caressa & Français violin given to her as a grant by the Virtu Foundation.
She has performed as a soloist with New York’s Musica Bella Orchestra several times, including Bach’s Double Concerto, the Brahms Violin Concerto, and the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. She was also one of the four soloists in the Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins in b minor on January 20 and 21, 2007. She was also seen recently on PBS’s Live at Lincoln Center series with the Juilliard Orchestra’s performance, “A Gala Night At Alice Tully Hall”