Faculty Concert | Dr. Hristo Birbochukov

Hristo Birbochukov plays and teaches piano at NOCCA

PIANIST HRISTO BIRBOCHUKOV IN CONCERT
FRIDAY, APRIL 21 AT 7PM

NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS
NIMS BLACK BOX THEATRE

GENERAL ADMISSION WITH SUGGESTED DONATION: $20
FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS AND NOCCA FACULTY

On Friday, April 21 at 7pm, join acclaimed classical pianist and NOCCA faculty member Dr.Hristo Birbochukov for a concert of solo piano music. The evening’s repertoire includes Schubert, Chopin, and Ginastera.

The performance takes place at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in the intimate Nims Black Box Theatre. General Admission with suggested donation of $20, free for all students and NOCCA Faculty.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
The Bulgarian-born pianist Hristo Birbochukov has appeared frequently in solo and collaborative music performances in Eastern Europe and in the United States, including a New York debut recital in 2012. Known for his “sensitivity” and “superb artistry” (Edward Lein, Intermezzo Concert Series), Birbochukov has performed as guest soloist with numerous orchestras and has participated in international music festivals, such as the International Festival for Contemporary Piano Music ppIANISSIMO (Sofia, Bulgaria), International Festival of New Music (Florida), and the Las Vegas Music Festival.

Birbochukov’s honors include awards from national and international competitions in Bulgaria, the Phi Kappa Phi Artist of the Year Award (Florida, 2007), Tallahassee Music Guild Award (2005 and 2007), and he was a winner of the Young Artist Competition (2003) sponsored by the Monroe Symphony League and Monroe Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana. Birbochukov’s television and radio appearances have included broadcasts in both Bulgaria and in the United States and he has been featured in national and international press including the official website of BBC Music Magazine and the largest-circulation Bulgarian national newspaper Trud. Hristo Birbochukov has been selected to be included in the Marquis’ Who is Who in America as a Pianist and Music Educator since 2015.

Hristo Birbochukov earned his Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University, where he taught applied piano as a Teaching Assistant. His Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance is from the Music Conservatory in Sofia, Bulgaria, under Prof. Dimo Dimov. Presently, Dr. Hristo Birbochukov is serving on the faculty of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) as an Artist-Teacher in applied piano. More info available at www.birbochukov.info.

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