Georgi Slavchev, piano
 
Competition Prizes
Winner - USC Concerto Competition ’02, Los Angeles, California
First prize - Darius Milhaud Competition ‘01, Cleveland, Ohio
Third prize - Hilton Head International Piano Competition ’00, South Carolina
Winner - Fort Collins Symphony Concerto Competition ’00, Colorado
Third prize - Ducrest International Competition ’99, Lafayette, Lousiana
Third prize - Nena Wideman International Competition ’99, Shreveport, Lousiana
Finalist prize - Missouri Southern International Competition ’94 and ’96, Joplin, Missouri
First prize - Shepherd School Concerto Competition ’95, Houston, Texas
Third prize - Isabel Scionti International Piano Competition, Kingsville, Texas
First prize - Los Angeles Liszt Competition ’92, Los Angeles, California
First prize - Yesenik International Piano Duo Competition ’88, Yesenik, Czechoslovakia
Third prize - Usti nad Labem International Competition ’87, Czechoslovakia
First prize - Svetoslav Obretenov National Competition ’84, Provadia, Bulgaria
First prize - National Competition for Young Instrumentalists ’83, Sofia, Bulgaria
 



• Some Professional Solo Engagements

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, St. Cyril and St. Methodius Int’l Foundation
Villa Musica, Mainz and other cities, Germany
Festival Jeunes Talents – Arsenal/Metz, France
Muzyczne Forum Mlodych – Gdansk, Sopot, Bytow – Poland
Sofia Music Weeks, Sofia, Bulgaria
Phillips Collection Series, Washington, DC
Greece Government Music Agency – Cities of Xanthi and Komothini
Music Gettysburg, Gettysburg Seminary, Pennsylvania
Pianistas Internacionales, Cuarnavaca, Mexico
World Piano Pedagogy Conference – Las Vegas, Nevada
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
International Chamber Music Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Sofia, Plovdiv and Pleven State Music Agencies, Bulgaria
Music at Snowmass Chapel – Snowmass, Colorado
Alumni Concerts, California, USA
New Bulgarian Music Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
St. Amand de Vergt Festival de Musique, France

 

• Orchestra Appearances
The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland, Ohio
Bursa State Symphony Orchestra, Bursa, Turkey
Fort Collins Symphony, Fort Collins, Colorado
National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia Soloists Orchestra, Sofia and Plovdiv, Bulgaria
University of Southern California Symphony
Shepherd School of Music Chamber Orchestra
Pleven Philharmonic, Pleven, Bulgaria
Plovdiv Philharmonic, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Russe Philharmonic, Russe, Bulgaria

 

Recordings and Broadcast
EurocomClassics, Bulgaria – Sonatas and Ballades, Solo CD
EurocomClassics, Bulgaria – Georgi Slavchev Live, Solo CD
International Chamber Orchestra, Idyllwild, California – Carnival of the Animals CD
Shepherd School Representative CD, Houston, Texas
KUSC 91.5, Los Angeles, California
Bulgarian National Radio and Television – multiple occasions
Eurocom Television – multiple occasions

 

Principal Piano Teachers
John Perry (9/1993 – 5/1997 and 8/2001 – 5/2005)
Who was a student of Cecile Genhardt and Maestro Carlo Zecchi
Sergei Babayan (9/1999 – 5/2001)
Who was a student of Lev Naumov, Vera Gornostaeva and Michael Pletnev
Paul Schenly (9/1997 – 5/1999)
Who was a student of Victor Babin
Nelms McKelvain (2/1991 – 5/1993)
Julia Girginova (1980 – 2/1991)
Who was a student of Ljuba Encheva, who studied with Marcel Ciampi and Edwin Fisher

 

Education
Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Southern California (8/2001 – 5/2005)
(Major: Piano Performance, Academic Field: Music History, Elective Fields: Piano Pedagogy and Electroacoustic Media)
Artist Diploma, Cleveland Institute of Music (9/1999 – 5/2001)
Master of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music (9/1997 – 5/1999)
Bachelor of Music, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University (9/1993 – 5/1997)
High School Diploma and Arts Certificate, Idyllwild Arts Academy (2/1991 – 5/1993)
High School, Plovdiv National Music School (9/1984 – 2/1991), Bulgaria

 

Scholarships
Full-tuition scholarship and stipend – Teaching Assistantship, USC, California
Full-tuition scholarship, The Cleveland Institute of Music, Ohio
Full scholarship, Rice University, Texas
Full scholarship, Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, California
Full scholarship, Three-year fellowship, Aspen Music School, Colorado
Full scholarship, Pianofest, New York
Full scholarship, Chautauqua School of Music, New York

 

Teaching Experience
2006-present – Part-time faculty in Piano and Film Scoring, Idyllwild Arts Academy
2005-present – Adjunct Professor in Piano, Bethesda Christian University
2005-2006 – Southwest Conservatory, Piano Faculty
2001-2005 – USC Thornton School Assistant Lecturer in Piano
Masterclasses taught:
Plovdiv National School of Music “Dobrin Petkov”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Gdansk Conservatory, Gdansk, Poland
Music Department, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
Academy of Music, Dance and Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Private students’ accomplishments:
Sally Kikuchi – 1st Prize, Bellflower Symphony Competition, California
Hye-Jin Cho – 1st Prize, MTNA Sonata competition, California

 

Summer Festivals
Aspen Music School ’95, ’96, ’02, ’03 and ’04, Colorado
Oberlin at Casalmaggiore ’00, Italy (Mario Delli Ponti, piano)
The Royal Academy of London at Mondsee ’99, Austria (Frank Wibaut, piano)
Pianofest ’97 and ’98, The Hamptons, New York
Chautauqua School of Music ’93, New York (Rebecca Penneys, Peter Takacs)

 

Masterclasses
Leon Fleisher, Aube Tzerko, Arie Vardi, Emanuel Ax, Germaine Mounier, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Misha Dichter, Philippe Bianconi, Santiago Rodriguez, Lazar Berman, Dmitri Bashkirov, Aldo Ciccolini, others

 

Chamber music – A large variety of ensembles; appearing in concerts frequently.

 

Chamber music instructors
Paul Katz, Anne Epperson, Vivian Weilerstein, Jeanne Fisher, Eleonore Schoenfeld

 

Awards
Keyboard department highest award for D.M.A graduate, USC, California
Golden Feather Award – Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, Sofia Minicipality and Classic FM for
contribution to the enrichment of Bulgarian culture
Malvina Podis Memorial Award in Piano ’99, CIM, Cleveland, Ohio
Sudler Prize in the Arts ’97, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Outstanding Senior ’97, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Summa cum laude ’97, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Outstanding Class Scholar ’93, IAA, Idyllwild, California
Class Valedictorian ’93, IAA, Idyllwild, California

 

• Compositions
Various pieces for piano, voice, small ensembles, orchestra, MIDI sequencers and synthesizers, as well as numerous scores for films, including the score for The Rubin Method (USC Thesis, Crosstown Festival, IMDb.com)

 

• Miscellaneous
Vice-president, USC Student Charter, CAPMT – MTNA
Granted Alien-with-Extraordinary-Ability-in-the-Arts status by the USCIS, Department of Homeland Security, US government. This classifications is reserved for "that small percentage who have risen to the very top of the field of endeavor,” and possess “a level of expertise, which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim.”

 

 

Email: geoslav@yahoo.com