Bojidara Kouzmanova (Violin)

A native Bulgarian Bojidara Kouzmanova graduated from the University of Music and fine Arts in Vienna where she studied with Prof. Gunter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartett). In her career as a concert violinist she has played as a soloist with all the Bulgarian Orchestras, Prague Radio Symphony, New Symphonic Orchestra Basel (Switzerland), Recreation Orchestra Graz, Kottmann Soloists, Bach Soloists in Vienna and many others. Her concert and teaching engagements brought her to many countries in Europe, USA, Africa, Asia and Australia. She has recorded 12 CDs in the past years, many of which with instruments such as Stradivarius “Da Vinci” (1725) and Stradivarius “ Red Diamond” (1732). Her last CD is due to come in spring 2011 with 4 different violins and pieces from Brahms, Franck, Ysaye, Bach and Korngold. She plays a violin made by Testore (1740) and her own made by Matthieu Devuyst (2008).

The critics say for Miss Kouzmanova:
“Her performance was very clean, expressive, full of tension and played with such an easiness and understanding. But most of all with heart.”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany

“the public was overwhelmed by the emotional strength of the sound and the phrasing of Kouzmanova.”
Argauer Zeitung, Switzerland

“She doesn’t just play the music, she makes you feel the inner strength and energy of it on your own. Her precise playing is reached with charm and elegance.”
Basellandschaftliche Zeitung, Switzerland