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VASSIL NACHEV

Pianist and Teacher


E-mail: vassilnachev@gmail.com
Phone: 07474765619
Date of Birth- 04/04/1993
Education
Master in Performance – Distinction- at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under the
guidance of Professor Ronan O'HORA and Martin ROSCOE London, (2016-2017)
Bachelor of Music at the Royal College of Music – First Class Honours (Foundation Scholar,
supported by a Gordon Calway Stone Scholar) studying with one of the world's most highly
regarded artists, Professor Dmitri ALEXEEV, London, (2012-2014) and Professor Dina
PARAKHINA London, (2014-2016)
Music School Diploma and Golden Medal at the National High School for Music and Dance Art
“Dobrin Petkov” studied with Prof. Elena VELTCHEVA – Head of Keyboard at the NSMDA “Dobrin
Petkov” Plovdiv (Bulgaria) (2004-2012)

TeachIng ExperIence
September 2011 – June 2012
Piano teacher for children age 7-18 at National School of Music and Dance Art in Plovdiv
(Bulgaria)
September 2012- present
Private piano tutor for children and adults in London in collaboration with Teaching Service at
the Royal College of Music, London Music Centre, Fireworks Music School, Boyan Maga School
in London
I have prepared numerous students for ABRSM exams, as well as certificates and diplomas in
music, national and international junior piano competitions.
September 2015-2016
Occasionally deputizing prof. Dina Parakhina at the Royal College of Music
September 2016- 2017
Piano teacher at “The Music School” in Wanstead- teaching children age 4-16 (beginners,
intermediate and advanced) preparing for ABRSM and Trinity exams.
September 2017 – June 2019
Piano teacher at Wandsworth Music Service
September 2018 – June 2018
Piano teacher at John Burns Primary School.
January 2020 – March 2020
Piano teacher at Belleville Primary School.

Other work experience

Churh organist, choir accompanist at St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Whetstone


(London)

Performance Experience
Solo, with Orchestra and Chamber Music, Master Classes
Legendary John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts Washington DC (USA), Dana Hall-Greensboro-
NC (USA), Oratorio di San Rocco-Bologna (Italy), Festetics Castle in Hungary, Bulgarian Embassy in Paris
(France), National Opera House (Bulgaria), National Academy for Music and Dance Art- (Bulgaria),
National Music School “Dobrin Petkov”- Plovdiv (Bulgaria), National Dramatic Theatre- Plovdiv (Bulgaria),
Bulgarian National Radio (Bulgaria), National History Museum-Plovdiv Bulgaria, National Bulgarian
Television in Sofia (Bulgaria), French Cultural Institute in Sofia (Bulgaria), Drill Hall- Faversham (UK), St
George’s Hanover Square- London , Charlton House – London, Stainway Hall- London, St. Michael's in
Sittingbourne, Pallant Gallery in Chichester, Barbican Concert Hall.

In 2008 - concert debut as soloist in a performance of the Concerto for Piano BWV 1052 d-moll by J.S
.Bach with the Chamber Orchestra Dobrin Petkov.

In 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014 as soloist with the Plovdiv State Symphony Orchestra and performed
W.A.Mozart Piano Concerto KV453 G-dur, F.Liszt- Totentanz, Second Piano Concerto, S.Prokofiev –
Second Piano Concerto op.16.

Master Classes with : Misha Dichter, Jon Nakamatsu (USA),Michel Beroff(France), Balazs Szokolay
(Hungary),Tamara Poddubnaya(Russia), James Giles (USA) , Atanas Kurtev, Milena Mollova (Bulgaria)
Vanessa Latarche (UK) Joaquin Soriano (Spain)

Awards and Qualifications


2007 International Piano Competition- Young Virtuosos- Sofia, (Bulgaria) - Second Prize

2008 International Piano Competition- Carl Filtch- Sibiu, (Romania) - Third Prize

2008 International Piano Competition- Nicolai Rubinstein, Paris, (France) – Second Prize (category –
Superior)

2009 International Piano Competition- Citta di Moncalieri, Torino, (Italy)–First Prize

2009 International Piano Competition –FLAME, Paris, (France) – First Prize

2010 International Piano Competition –Marco Fortini, Bologna, (Italy)–First Prize

2011 International Piano Competition – EMF, (NC), (USA)– Third Prize and Special prize for the Best
performance of F.Liszt- Apres une lecture de Dante- Sonata Fantasia

2012 International Piano Competition- Schumann-Brahms, Plovdiv, (Bulgaria) - Grand Prix and Special
Prize of arch. Ekaterina Velcheva.

In 2007, awarded the designation for High Creative Achievement by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.

In 2011, participated in 50 Anniversary of Eastern Music Festival- (NC, USA) fully supported by
Steinway&Sons

In 2012, Certificate from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria for Professional Qualification
(for acquiring of the musician profession)