Violin & Viola Faculty
Boris Blagoev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and began his musical education at the age of 6 at the National Music School Liubomir Pipkov in Sofia, Bulgaria. His first violin teacher was his mother, Julia Angelova, a violin pedagogue at the National Music School.
Mr. Blagoev gave his first solo recital at the age of 10. During his primary studies, he received numerous awards for excellence in solo and chamber music performances and won first prizes at various competitions including the National Music School Concerto Competition in 1996; National Competition for Hungarian Music Bella Bartok in Sofia, 1997 and the National Competition for Young Violinists in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1998.
In 1998, Mr. Blagoev was accepted in the National Academy of Music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov in Sofia, where he studied with Prof. Dora Ivanova and Prof. Verka Stefanova, Concertmaster of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Blagoev won several competitions including: the National Competition for German and Austrian Music, Burgas, Bulgaria, 2000; Dobrin Petkov International Violin Competition, Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 2001 and the Hungarian Music Competition in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2002. He was also awarded the prize for Best Performance of W. A. Mozart’s violin concerto at the Semmering Summer Music Festival, Semmering, Austria 2002.
Since 2002, Mr. Blagoev moved to USA where he received his Masters and Doctoral of Music degrees at Louisiana State University. During 2003-2010 Mr. Blagoev held tenure positions with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, and was the Associate concertmaster of the Natchez Opera Orchestra, Natchez Mississippi 2004-2007. He also participated in the Round Top Music Festival and the Heber Springs Chamber Music Festival.
During 2010 Mr. Blagoev attended Carnegie Melon University’s Music School. Following that in 2013, he completed a Performance Diploma Degree at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University under the tutelage of Prof. Kevork Mardirossian.
Recently, Mr. Blagoev has moved to NYC Area and is currently on the faculty of Long Island Conservatory of Music in Mineola, NY. In December of 2013, Mr. Blagoev performed with the Mineola Chamber Ensemble in a performance recorded for the Public Broadcast System and in November 2014 performed at the Brooklyn College of Music.
Currently Mr. Blagoev holds an Assistant Principle Second Violin Position with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and Substitute Position with The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans.