Bojidara Kouzmanova

"At a time when everything is changing very quickly, developing, where traditions have less and less space in our lives, ensembles like this are a rarity. For me the ensemble XX. jahrhundert is a platform on which I meet great musicians and then create the balancing act between tradition and the new. The work is always exciting and at the highest professional level."

"The playing of Bojidara Kouzmanova is sparkling clean, expressive, exciting - it copes with the most difficult effects as a matter of course," wrote the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung about the Bulgarian-born artist. Studied at the Sofia University of Music, then at the Vienna University of Music with Prof. Günter Pichler, which she graduated with honors.

Bojidara Kouzmanova has won several well-known international competitions in Bulgaria, Great Britain, Germany and the USA. Since the beginning of her career, she has played with all of the great orchestras in her home country and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the new Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Bach Soloists, the Recreacion Orchestra Graz and many others.

Engagements as a soloist, chamber musician and in master classes all over Europe, the USA, Israel, South America, Asia and Australia. Several contemporary composers have dedicated solo works to her. In recent years she has recorded violin concerts by Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruch, Prokoffieff and Korngold as well as several duo programs and recitals on CD, most of them with famous instruments such as the Stradivaris "Da Vinci" (1725), “Red Diamond” (1732), “Nachez” (1716), “Reynier” (1681), Guarneri del Gesu “Ex Hubermann” (1738), which were made available to her by various patrons. She currently plays with a violin Testore (1740).