Résumé/CV

Hristo Birbochukov, D.M.

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)  -  Piano Faculty (2013 - Present)

NOBTS  -  Piano Faculty (2017 - Present)

Florida State University, Summer Piano Camp  -  Piano Faculty (2007)

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

Florida State University, College of Dance, Tallahassee, FL  -  Dance Accompanist (2005)

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

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

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

HONORS/AWARDS

Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award (United States, 2017)

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (United States, 2017)

GRAMMY's Music Educator Award, Quaterfinalist (United States, 2017)

Featured Listee, Marquis’ Who’s Who in America as a Pianist and Music Educator (2015 - Present)

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 Award, Tallahassee, FL (2007)

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

Florida State University Teaching Assistantship in Applied Piano (2004 - 2006)

Tallahassee Music Guild Award, 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 RECENT SOLO AND CHAMBER PERFORMANCES

Solo Recital, Music at Midday Concert Series, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (2018)

Solo Recital, St John's Concert Series, Thibodaux, LA (2018)

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)

Music at Midday, New Orleans, LA (2015)

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" - 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)

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 Loyola University College of Music and Dramatic Arts Concerto Competition Finals, New Orleans, LA (2017)

Judge for NOMTA Auditions, University of New Orleans, LA (2017)

Judge for NOPI Concerto Competition organized by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO) and Sponsored by the Steinway Society of New Orleans (2017)

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)

 

Last updated in April, 2018

Hristo Birbochukov plays and teaches piano at NOCCA