Кристиян Калоянов (кларинет)
Born in 1988 in Shoumen, Bulgaria. At the age of four, he started to play the piano and, a few years later, the clarinet as well. In 2007 he graduated from the National Music School ”Lyubomir Pipkov” in the clarinet class of Dancho Radevski. Between 2007 and 2012, he was a clarinet student at the National Academy of Music ”Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia. There, he worked with Professors Dimitar Dimitrov, Petko Radev, and Ventseslav Nikolov. In 2012, he received his Master of Music degree, specializing in clarinet performance. Kristiyan has played as a soloist for the Sofia Philharmonic, Shoumen Philharmonic, Vidin Philharmonic, the Classic FM radio orchestra, New Symphony orchestra, and Sofia Sinfonietta Orchestra. He is an award winner of the International competition “Young virtuosos”, Sofia (2010), and the National competition for Young instrumentalists and singers “Svetoslav Obretenov”, Provadia (2007). In 2019 he graduated his PhD study in Clarinet - chamber music at the National Academy of Music "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov".