Elena Kalinova 8 years old.
She started playing violin at the age of five in private school Divizi in Plovdiv. At the age of 7 she was admitted
to the first grade of the National School of Music and Dance “Dobrin Petkov” Plovdiv in the violin class of Mrs.
Participation and awards:
First prize in the first age group “National Festival of Music Schools” 15th anniversary
edition in the community center Hristo Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria, June 22- 23, 2019.
First place in the first age group National Competition for Vocal and Instrumental
Music “The Sound of Time”, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria 03-05 July 2020.
1st Prize winner – IMKA Music Competition, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Second prize in first age group of the 19th National Music Competition “Milcho
Petrov”, Plovdiv 2019, Bulgaria.
Second Prize – Fifth International Competition for Chamber Music and Individual
Performers “Prof. Asen Diamandiev ”, Borovets, Bulgaria, June 26-27, 2021.
Laureate of the 2nd Prize 12th “World Open Music Competition”, Belgrade, Serbia,
Bronze medal in Level II, “The Golden Keys” – online music competition, France
Third place in the first age group National Competition “Road to Glory” March 2021
Participates in the music festival “Seven Consonances” Sofia, September 12, 2019.
Violin master class led by Jacqueline Preis and Ralitsa Todorova. Severina Summer
Violin Festival, August 2021.
Anelia Staleva graduated from the Instrumental Department of the National Academy of Music “Prof.
Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia, majoring in Violin and Chamber music, with a Master’s degree.
Lecturer in Violin and Head of the Department of Violin at National School of Music and Dance “Dobrin
Petkov” in Plovdiv.
Part-time lecturer at Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts “Prof. Asen Diamandiev” Plovdiv and at
University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”.