I received a scholarship for the best participant in the master class of Milcho Leviev and Viki Almazidou, and subsequently, I was an accompanist in the above-mentioned master class. I have played with musicians such as Milcho Leviev, Misho Yosifov, Angel Zaberski - son, Vili Stoyanov, Vlado Karparov, Vasil Petrov, Aaron Goldberg, Leonid Ptashka, Kalin Velov. I have played on many stages, some of which are at A to Jazz, the International Jazz Festival in Bansko, Kazanlak Jazz Fest, Flower for Gosho, Kapana Fest, Moga Fest, Faith Up Fest. In 2018 I participated in Misho Yosifov's project "Youth in Jazz".

 

Interview

Since when have you been involved in music and how did you decide to start?

I have been playing the piano since I was 5 years old and I have had a great love for music ever since. Ever since I was a child, I loved watching the drummers play and I really wanted to play too. As soon as I got the chance, in 9th grade, I started taking drum lessons. Somewhere then I realized that music is the thing I want to do and to give my life.

Which song do you remember most vividly from your childhood?

System Of A Down - Chop Suey!

Who are the artists you have listened to and played the most?

Snarky Puppy, Cory Henry, Jacob Collier, Chick Corea, Dave Weckl, Kirk Franklin, Ghost-Note, Toto, Dirty Loops, Robert Sput Searight, Larnell Lewis and many more.

In which musical style are you most advanced?

Funk, fusion, gospel, jazz, rock, R&B, soul, blues, pop, Latin, world, hip-hop and others

What does music give you?

Opportunity to convey a message to people and express myself.

Why did you decide to start teaching music?

Because I love working with people and inspiring them and because I think that the transfer of knowledge and skills is a key thing and thus the music scene and culture in Bulgaria can change for the better.

What is the most important thing to learn in music?

To discover yourself and your personal style in music.

What is RockSchool for you?

Opportunity to give something to people, as well as to learn something new.

Which music is valuable to you?

Any music that manages to touch you, to inspire you, to challenge you.

What's the most extravagant thing you've heard lately?

This will be the play by pianist and singer Tigran Hamasyan - Drip, as well as all his other compositions. His works are very extravagant because they mix styles that at first glance have nothing in common, such as Armenian folk music, jazz, progressive rock, and metal.

Do you have a dream related to music?

More and more people to become passionate about the quality music and turn it into music that sounds everywhere.

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