Devorina Gamalova

Devorina Gamalova was born in Bulgaria of Bulgarian-German parents and began playing the violin at the age of six. At thirteen she entered the Specialist Music School in Rousse and soon started to gain her first successes by winning local and national competitions. At eighteen she was already accepted as a student at the State Academy of Music in Sofia, and graduated there as a solo-violinist in the class of Prof. Bojan Letchev (pupil of D. Oistach) and Assistant Prof. Dora Bratchkova.

She then moved to Germany to become leader of the Riesa Symphony Orchestra. Alongside this work she performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Croatia, and France.

Masterclasses in Weimar, Koblenz, and Hvar gave her the opportunity to meet Prof. Eduard Melkus, and the leading Russian violinist Prof. Grigory Zhislin. She moved to UK in 1992 to undertake a two year postgraduate study at The Royal College of Music under Prof. Zhislin"s tuition, and gained the ARCM Certificate. In 1994 she was awarded The Leverhulme Trust Scholarship for a further year of Advanced Solo Study in viola at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, in the class of Prof. David Takeno.

Since 1995 she has performed regularly for Yehudi Menuhin"s "Live Music Now!" organisation.

From 1989 she has been regularly involved in broadcasts, CD recordings, and TV productions in Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, and UK - and in 1996 was featured in a BBC Radio broadcast in a "Live Music Now!" programme about Yehudi Menuhin.

In 1998 she recorded Poulenc"s Violin Sonata, M. Goleminoff"s Little Suite, Tchaikovsky"s Seranade, Melancholique and Meditation, and Schumann"s Märchenbilder on a CD under the "Giga New" Label.

As a soloist she has performed violin concertos by Brahms, Schumann, Wieniawsky 2, Mozart 3, Mendelssohn, and Bach 1 & 2; Chausson, Mendelssohn, Bach Double Concertos; Vivaldi"s "Four Seasons", Chausson"s "Poeme", Tchaikovsky"s "Valse Scherzo", J. Christian Bach"s Viola Concerto, and others with many different orchestras in Bulgaria, Germany, and UK.

Devorina Gamalova now gives regular recitals all over Europe with well respected pianists Prof. R. Tcharakchieva, Peter Rhodes, and Assistant Prof. Valentina Seferinova.

In addition to her performance career, she teaches violin and viola at Trinity College of Music and Goldsmiths University College in London; at Birmingham Conservatoire, South Downs College, and also assists Prof. Grigory Zhislin.

Devorina Camalova - Poulenc, Goleminov - Tchaikovsky - Schumann - Mozart (CD)

Devorina Camalova - Poulenc, Goleminov - Tchaikovsky - Schumann - Mozart (CD)

Devorina Camalova - Poulenc,Goleminov - Tchaikovsky - Schumann - Mozart - 42258 - Classical music..


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