Liana Koteva Kirvan
Joined the RPO in 2001
Violinist, Liana Koteva Kirvan is originally from Bulgaria and moved to the U. S. when she was 15 years-old to pursue advanced musical studies. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Harid Conservatory in violin performance studying with Sergio Schwartz, and then continued her studies at the Eastman School of Music for a Masters degree under the tutelage of Zvi Zeitlin.
She has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has been a featured soloist with many orchestras, including the Harid Philharmonia, Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Boca Symphonic Pops Orchestra, and ISOMATA Chamber Orchestra.
She has won numerous solo competitions including: Grand Prize of the Wallenstein Violin Competition, Grand Prize of the Boca Pops Competition, and top prizes in the NSAL Competition, and the Escandido International String Competitions. She is the recipient of the Most Promising Young Artist award from Bulgaria in 2001. She has attended the Santa Barbara music festival and participated in the prestigious New York String Seminar. She has also recorded the complete Brahms Violin Sonatas that can be found locally and online at www. CDBaby.com. She performs on a modern violin by renowned maker, Kurt Widenhouse.
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