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Biography of Prof. Yosif Radionov

Prof. Yosif Radionov

1973 – graduated from BNK in the violin class of prof. V. Avramov;
1973-1975 – master class at BNK with prof. V. Avramov.

1972 –  1st prize at the National competition “S. Obretenov”;
1981 –  medal “100 years B. Bartok” from the Hungarian Ministry of Culture;
1993 – 1st prize and golden medal at the First International Competition for chamber music- Osaka, Japan.

Academic ranks:
1991 – Associate professor
2001 – Professor

Hold positions:
1975-1980 – soloist at  the Association for chamber music;
1981-1992 – first violinist at the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra;
1991 – associate violin professor at NMA;
2001 – violin professor at NMA.

Creative work:
Soloist of all Bulgarian symphonic and chamber orchestra, as well as of many foreign groups (“And Soloists Veneti” – Italy; Hendelfestshpil orchestra – Hale, Germany; the Opera in Nice, France; Philharmonic Orchestra of Chicago, USA; National Orchestra – Columbia and many others.)
Numerous concerts as a soloist and a chamber performer home and abroad (“Gewandhaus” – Leipzig, Moscow’s Conservatory, “Suntory hall” – Tokyo and others.).
Recordings for BNR, BNT, ВВС – London and many other stations in Europe, Asia and America, as well as CD with a solo and chamber repertoire from Vivaldi to Schnittke.
Premiers of new compositions: violin and viola concerts from A. Poturlyan, M. Petkov, S. Ikonomov, K. Taskov, V Zaimov, G, Nusen, soanatas and pices from M. Goleminov, A. Atanasov, F. Johnston and many others.
As a teacher at NMA since 1975, his students are Ioana Kamenarska, Valya Dervenska, Martin Panteleev, Miroslav Chakuryan- award winners from domestic and international competitions.

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