Vassil Nachev

Born in 1993 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Vassil Nachev began studying piano at the age of eight. Soon after that he entered the National School of Music and Dance Arts ‘Dobrin Petkov’ where graduated in 2012. He completed his Masters in Performance with Distinction at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, under the guidance of Ronan O’Hora and Martin Roscoe. In June 2016, Vassil completed his Bachelor degree with First Class Honours at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London, studying with Dmitri Alexeev and Dina Parakhina, two of the world’s most highly regarded artists. He has also taken part in master classes with pianists including Michel Beroff,  John Nakamatzu,  James Giles, Micha Dichter, Angela Brownridge, Joaquin Soriano, Balasz Szokolay etc. In 2017 Vassil started collaboration with the Bulgarian pianist Viktoriya Peneva forming a very promising duo partnership.

Vassil’s teaching experience started in 2012 as a deputy of prof. Elena Vlecheva at the National School of Music and Dance in his hometown. After moving to London he is continuously teaching privately, as well as in a private schools. He is preparing students all levels and ages for ABRSM, Trinity and theory exams, competitions as well as preparation for entering one of the UK conservatories. During 2007-2012 he has been prize winner of numerous international junior piano competitions, including: Citta di Moncalier, Marco Fortini (Italy), Nikolai Rubinstein, FLAME (France), Carl Filtch (Romania), Young Virtuosos (Bulgaria), Schumann-Brahms (Bulgaria) and Eastern Music Festival Piano Competition (USA). In 2007, the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture awarded Vassil the Diploma for High Creative Achievement.

In 2008, as a guest soloist with the ‘Dobrin Petkov’ Chamber Orchestra, Vassil made his concerto debut in a performance of the Concerto in D minor by J.S. Bach. Between 2009 and 2012 he had the opportunity becoming soloist with the Plovdiv State Symphony Orchestra annually, performing Mozart Piano Concerto in G, KV453, Liszt’s Totentanz, Liszt Piano Concerto No.2, and Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.2. Thanks to the Bulgarian scientist prof. Minko Balkanski, he presented a series of several concerts in Paris (2012) and in 2011 he participated in the 50th anniversary season of the Eastern Music Festival (USA), awarded with a full scholarship supported by Steinway & Sons.

Vassil continues to give many recitals both internationally and in the UK, but the highlight until this point has been his performance at the legendary John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, in Washington DC (USA).

He has performed in other venues such as: Dana Hall-Greensboro-NC (USA), Oratorio di San Rocco-Bologna (Italy), Festetics Castle in Hungary, Bulgarian Embassy in Paris (France), National Opera House (Bulgaria), National Dramatic Theatre- Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Bulgarian National Radio and TV (Bulgaria), French Cultural Institute in Sofia (Bulgaria), Balabanov’s House- Plovdiv, St George’s Hanover Square- London, Charlton House- London, Drill Hall – Faversham (UK), St. Michael’s – Sittingbourne (UK), Pallant House Gallery- Chichester (UK), Steinway Hall- London, Milton Court Concert Hall in London, Barbican Centre etc.

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