Piano and clarinet duo

"Winter Stories" in Sofia - 25.01.2011

Ventzislav Trifonov was born in 1982 in Pazardjik.

His music education began at the age of six with piano lessons and at the age of thirteen with clarinet lessons.

In 2001 he graduated from the Secondary Music School "Dobrin Petkov" in Plovdiv as a Dimiter Boyanov’s clarinet student. In 2006 Ventzislav Trifonov graduated from the Bulgarian National Academy of Music "P. Vladigerov". He completed his master degree in the clarinet class of Prof. Petko Radev.

Ventzislav Trifonov has won many awards and his first was in 1996 on the Fifth Regional Examinations. In 1998 he won two awards on the Second French Music Competition – "High Art Performance" and "Youngest Participant". On the National Bulgarian Music Competition "Dobri Hristov" /2000/ he earned the Second prize and on the XVIII National Competition "Svetoslav Obretenov" – incentive award.

As a soloist Ventzislav Trifonov plays with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Student Orchestra, Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra, also plays on many concerts and recitals. His repertoire consists of clarinet and chamber music pieces of different styles and composers.

In 2007 Ventzislav Trifonov is a winner of the prize of International Competition "Music and Earth". He won the Second chamber music prize on the same competition.

Ventzislav Trifonov was an orchestra soloist during the years 2008–2009 at the musical Elisabeth – Die wahre Geschichte der Sissi in Zurich, Switzerland. Nowadays he is an assistant clarinet leader at the National Music Theater "Stefan Makedonski" in Sofia.

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