Hristo Birbochukov, pianist

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Hristo Birbochukov, pianist
[B IH R - b oh - CH UU - k oh v]

www.birbochukov.info
birbochukov@yahoo.com

(850) 591-2110
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EDUCATION


Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
D.M., Piano Performance 2004 - 2008

Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
M.M., Piano Performance 2002 - 2004

State Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria
B.M., Piano Performance 1997 - 2001

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)
Music Faculty in Piano,
Theory, Musicianship, Chamber Music  (2013 - Present)

Florida State University, Summer Piano Camp

Piano Faculty (2007)


Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Teaching Assistant, Applied Piano (2004 - 2006)

Southeastern Louisiana University, Community Music School, Hammond, LA
Piano Instructor (2002 - 2004)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
 
Florida State University, College of Dance, Tallahassee, FL
Dance Accompanist (2005)

Sharon Davis School of Dance, Tallahassee, FL
Dance Accompanist (2004 - 2005)

Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
Choir Accompanist (2002 - 2004)

Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
Opera - Music Theatre Accompanist (2002 - 2004)

HONORS/AWARDS

69th Edition of Marquis’ Who’s Who in America 2015 as Pianist and Music Educator

Seminole Torchbearers Inductee, Tallahassee, FL (2008)


2007-2008 Student Star, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2008)


Phi Kappa Phi Artist of the Year Award, Tallahassee, FL (2007)

Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society Inductee (2007)

Edward Kilenyi Piano Scholarship, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2007)

Tallahassee Music Guild Scholarship, Tallahassee, FL (2007)

Florida Eastern Europe Linkage Institute Out -of-State Tuition Exemption Waver (2006 - 2007)

Florida State University Teaching Assistantship (2004 - 2006)

Tallahassee Music Guild Scholarship, Tallahassee, FL (2005)

Marietta Reimers Schneider Music Scholarship, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA (2002 - 2004)

Liberace Scholar Grant for attendance of The Las Vegas Music Festival (2003)

Winner, Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Monroe Symphony League and Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Monroe, LA (2003)

State Academy of Music Scholarship for Excellence, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997 - 2001)

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

RECENT SOLO AND CHAMBER RECITALS
 
Solo Recital, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, LA (2017)

Solo Recital, Guest Artist Recital, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA (2017)

Solo Recital, Elise Performing Arts Series, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA (2017)

Solo Performance, Bach Around the Clock Festival, New Orleans, LA (2017)

Solo and Chamber Performance, Bach Around the Clock Festival, New Orleans, LA (2016)

Solo Recital, Music at Midday Concert Series, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (2015)

Chamber Recital, Trinity Artist Series, New Orleans, LA (2014)

Chamber Performance, Bach Around the Clock, New Orleans, LA (2014)

Solo Recital, Trinity Artist Series, New Orleans, LA (2013)

Solo Recital, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, LA (2013)

Solo Performance, Bach Around The Clock Festival, New Orleans, LA (2013)

New York Debut Solo Recital, Bulgarian Consulate General, New York, NY (2012)

Solo Recital, First Baptist Church Woodville, FL (2012)

Solo Performance, Florida State University President's House, Tallahassee, FL (2012)


Chamber Recital, Guest Artist Recital, Valdosta State University, GA (2012)

Chamber Recital, Guest Artist Series, The University of Southern Mississippi (2011)

Chamber Recital, Intermezzo Sunday Concert Series, Jacksonville, FL (2011)

Solo and Chamber Performance, Sundays at Four Concert Series, Thomasville, GA (2010)
 
Chamber Recital, Darton College, Albany, GA (2010)
 
Chamber Recital, Northwest Florida College, Niceville, FL (2010)
 
Chamber Recital, Artist Series at Thomas University, Thomasville, GA (2010)
 
Chamber Recital, Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, GA (2009)
 
Solo Performance, Florida's Governor's Mansion, Tallahassee, FL (2009)
 
Chamber Recital, XVIII Concert Series at Gulf Beach Church, Panama City Beach, FL (2009)
 
Chamber Recital, Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, GA (2008)
 
Solo Recital , Florida State University (2008)

Solo Recital, First Baptist Church of Woodville, Woodville, FL (2008)

Lecture Recital , Florida State University (2007)

Solo Recital , Florida State University (2006)
 
Solo Recital, St Luke Episcopal Church, Marianna, FL (2006)
 
Chamber Recital, Florida State University, FL (2006)

PIANO CONCERTOS

Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with Southeastern Chamber Orchestra, Hammond, LA (2003)

Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with Monroe Symphony Orchestra , LA (2003)

Chopin’s First Piano Concerto with State Academy of Music Orchestra, Sofia, Bulgaria (2000)

Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major with Stara Zagora Orchestra , Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (1995)

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Bach Around The Clock Festival, New Orleans, LA (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)


International Festival of New Music, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2007)


Las Vegas Music Festival , University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (2003)

International Festival for Contemporary Piano Music “ppIANISSIMO,” Sofia, Bulgaria (2000)

COMPETITIONS

Winner, Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Monroe Symphony League and
Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Monroe, LA (2003)


Seiler International Piano Competition, Sofia, Bulgaria, (2002)


Special Prize, International Competition "Music and Earth" -
Eight Edition,  Sofia, Bulgaria (2000)

Prize-Winner,
National Competition "Svetoslav Obretenov" - Fifteenth Edition, Provadia, Bulgaria (1996)

Prize-Winner, International Competition "Young Musical Talents" - First Edition,  Sofia, Bulgaria (1994)

Grand Prize, Young Artist Music Competition (Duo-Piano), Kazanlak, Bulgaria (1988)

MEMBERSHIPS

Musical Society of New Orleans (MASNO) (2016 - Present)

Seminole Torchbearers, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2008 - Present)


Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society (2007 - Present)


COMMUNITY SERVICE


COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT

Board Member of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO) (2016 - Present)

Seminole Torchbearers, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2008 - Present)


Keyboard Representative on the College of Music Allocations Committee , Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2007/2008)

JUDGING


Judge for PiaNOLA Auditions - A Festival organized by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) and the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO) (2017)

Head Judge, Sonatina Tournament, Hammond, LA (2004)

MASTERCLASSES

Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA (2016)

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, LA (2013)