Svetoslav Todorov

Position
Culture

Svetoslav Todorov is a Bulgarian musician and pianist, born on 20.05.1991. He graduated from the specialised ‘Dobri Hristov’ Arts School in Bulgaria with excellence, being awarded the ArtAria Prize and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Rotary Club and others. He studied shortly at the Sofia Conservatoire, then joined the University of Edinburgh, where he was awarded BMus with honours achieving the highest mark for performance of the year. Svetoslav was also awarded the Tovey Prize for best performer, becoming the second ever first-year student in the history to win it; the Edinburgh Award; Gold Medal of the Edinburgh Festival Competition. He has performed solo and ensemble concerts in halls such as the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall in London, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Rachmaninov Hall in Moscow, Lincoln Center in New York. Svetoslav gave a solo recital for the Princess Royal at the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. He is a prize-winner at numerous international competitions, including the 2015 J S Bach International Competition in Japan. Currently, he is a scholar completing his Masters degree at the Royal College of Music in London, studying classical, contemporary and jazz piano. In June 2016 he released his debut video The Kapustin Project, which was dedicated to Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday. Then Svetoslav was sent to represent the Royal College of Music at the Manhattan School of Music, New York until the end of 2016. Nigel Kennedy describes him as ‘marvellous’.