Kalin Ivanov, cellist, is a prominent soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and recording artist. Compared by the press to Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Piatigorsky and Jacqueline du Pré he is quickly gaining recognition as an artist whose "dramatic urgency and expressive tone" (The STRAD) is matched by "His deep, emotional, and poetic performing style" (Moscow North). The former music critic of the New York Times, Harris Goldsmith states that"…Ivanov presents himself as a player with a fine grained, luscious tone…" (New York Concert Review). The WORLD PANORAMA (Bulgaria) wrote: "…Kalin Ivanov is a phenomenon in the palette of the most talented musicians" and Musical Opinion (UK) confirmed: "one of the most celebrated cellists of his generation." A winner of the C.W. Post Chamber Music Festival Concerto Competition, he has performed in major performing centers in Bulgaria, Greece, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, England, Russia, Caribbean Islands and the U.S. Mr. Ivanov solo performances include appearances with the top Bulgarian orchestras including: Sofia Philharmonic, Sinfonietta-Sofia, Plovdiv Philharmonic, Varna Philharmonic, as well as Prague Sinfonietta, Moscow chamber orchestra - "Cantus Firmus", Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Virtuosi and Ensemble du Monde - Chamber Orchestras, and others. He is also a founding member of The Forte String Quartet and New York Empire Trio. Mr. Ivanov is currently on the faculty at Brooklyn College/CUNY and Adelphi University. He also appears regularly on radio and television programs, leads cello and chamber music master classes and is a judge of international competitions in the US and Europe. Mr. Ivanov records for MSR Classics and Gega New labels and is presented by BV Artists InternationalPrivate
Mr. Ivanov is available and can perform music for all occasions including weddings, private and corporate events etc.