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VANYA
MATEEVA

2ND VIOLIN

Vanya Mateeva

Vanya Mateeva has been a member of the NZSO Second Violin section since 2010. She was born and raised in Bulgaria in a non-musical family. Her parents signed her for piano lessons at the age of four and shortly after she began violin lessons.

After graduating summa cum laude from the specialised high school of music in her hometown Plovdiv, she studied at the National Academy of Music in Sofia under the distinguished violinist and pedagogue Yosif Radionov, obtaining a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance.

During her high school and college years Vanya won prizes in violin and chamber music from several national and international competitions.

In addition, while in high school she was a member of a string orchestra which toured extensively in Western Europe.

Aged 20 she was selected for the world-renowned European Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester with music director the late Claudio Abbado and tutors from the Viena and Berlin Philharmonic. While with the GMJO she performed under Mariss Jansons, Ivan Fisher, Franz-Welse Most, and the late Pierre Boulez at some of the most prestigious international festivals-the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh and Lucerne Festivals, as well as at the concert halls of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic.

Vanya then went to the United States where she obtained her  Master of Music in Violin Performance.
There she studied with Charles Wetherbee, Leonid Polonsky and the late Michael Davis (student of Max Rostal).

She also studied privately with Stephen Rose, Principal Second Violin of the Cleveland Orchestra.

While in America Vanya was accepted on a full scholarship for the highly competitive summer music academies: the National Orchestral Institute in Maryland, the Kent/Blossom Chamber Music Academy with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra with the Chicago Symphony, the Schleswig-Holstein Orchestral Academy in Germany, as well as the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra in Switzerland under the late Pierre Boulez and Ensemble Intercontemporain.

Between 2005-2010 she was the Principal Second Violin of the Westmoreland Symphony in Pennsylvania and between 2007-2010 she was a member of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra.
In Europe she has been invited to perform as a guest violinist with the Royal Galician Philharmonic, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra and the
Oviedo Philharmonic.

Vanya owes her successful musical career to her parents who saw the potential in her from an early age and who supported her every step of the way in the years of her professional development.

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