Emilian Petrov

1973 - Born in Sofia (Bulgaria).

1978 - Starts his musical and violin studies in the class of Prof. Elena Atanasova and Nadejda Michailova.

1981 and 1982 - Awarded the first prize in the infantile level competition sponsored by UNICEF for young musicians.

1983 - Joins the National State Conservatoire "Lubomir Pipkov" in Sofia, by national competition, where he works with Profs. Trindafil Milano, Christo Choparinov, Mintcho Mintchev and Nicolai Lalov.

1988 - Participation in several national and international competitions highlighting the international contest "Rolf Lipizer" in Italy.

1989 - Comes to Portugal, where he continues his studies in the class of Profs. J. M. Cunha, Maria de Rosário, J. Gonçalves and Rui Gonçalves.

1992-2002 - He teaches violin at the Conservatório Regional do Algarve “Maria Campina".

1993 – He awarded cultural merit medals for musical evenings Joaquim Saraiva.

1994/1996/1997 – Does part of O.P.E.M. (Symphony Orchestra of the music schools).

1995 – He participates in MASTER CLASS with Prof. Tibor Vargas in Sion, Switzerland.

1996 - Concertmaster of the Orquestra Juvenil do Algarve, directed by conductors Rui Gonçalves and Manuel Ivo Cruz, with which ranks second place in the International Festival of Clermont Ferand, France.

1997/98 – He studies orchestra conducting with Professors António Saiote and Robert Houlihan.

1998 - Invited by the Orquestra Juvenil de Évora to perform the recording of the soundtrack of the movie "O Casamento de Deus" by João César Monteiro, an awarded film at the Cannes International Film Festival.

1999 – He graduated in Musical Pedagogy.

2002-2009 - Guest Musician of the Solverde galas, where he works with Julio Iglésias, Caetano Veloso, João Pedro Pais, Pedro Abrunhosa, Gilberto Gil, Rui Veloso, Jorge Palma, João Gil, Luis Dams, Daniela Mercury, Carlos Guilherme, Gal Costa, Fafá de Belém, Vanessa da Mata, Carlos do Carmo, Paulo de Carvalho and Dulce Pontes, among others.

2002-2009 - Professor of violin and musical training at school of Vila Real de St º. António.

2005 - Foundation of the Ensemble PETROV where, with the Algarve rock band “IRIS”, they are pioneers in Portugal in the fusion of Rock and String Ensemble.

2006 - Recording CD "DAR DE SI AO FADO".

2007 - Recording of CD and DVD “IRIS WITH ENSEMBLE PETROV“.

Since 2008, he joined the Orquestra Clássica do Sul (previous Orquestra do Algarve).



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