Dilyana Kirova, bassoon

Dilyana Kirova, a navitve of Bulgaria, grew up in a musical family and started playing the bassoon at the age of 12. After graduating from the School of Music and Arts in Plovdiv (Bulgaria), she enrolled in the State Academy of Music in Sofia where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree. For several summers she also attended masterclasses at the Prague-Vienna-Budapest International Summer Academy in Austria. She continued her studies in the United States as a recipient of a full scholarship at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Following receipt of her Masters Degree, she is currently working toward her Doctoral Degree as a student of Truman Harris, Assistant Principal Bassoon of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Dilyana Kirova is a prizewinner of several competitions, including the prestigious Anton Reicha Competition in Austria, and the Contemporary Austrian Composers Competition. She has recorded for the Bulgarian National Television and Radio, and has performed as a soloist in Bulgaria, Austria and the United States. Her professional experience includes positions as bassoonist with the New Symphony Orchestra in Sofia, Bulgaria (2000-2002), Principal Bassoon of the State Academy Orchestra in Sofia (2001-2003), and Principal Bassoon of the CUA Summer Opera, Washington DC (since 2003). Recently she performed at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, had a solo recital at the Millennium Stage (Kennedy Center) and also played with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Dilyana is currently playing with the Around the World woodwind quintet. She is presently performing for the Washington Performing Arts Society and also is principal bassoonist for the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic.



Performances with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra

Friday 9th December, 2005: Mozart Bassoon Concerto