Bulgarian violinists sisters Teodora and Dima Dimitrova are students at the Juilliard School, New York. Months after Teodora began her violin studies, she performed her first public concert and at the age of eight debuted as a soloist of Bulgarian State Chamber Orchestra. She has performed solo with several symphony orchestras in Bulgaria, in addition to two appearances with the North Carolina Symphony in 2003. Teodora has performed solo and chamber recitals in Bulgaria, throughut Europe, and the United States. Her repertoire covers a wide range of styles, unlimited by classical violin works. She enjoys playing Bulgarian folklore-inspired music, as well as presenting contemporary works to the audience. In 2002 she performed the European premiere of “Fledermaus Fantasy” by American composer Judith Shatin and the Bulgarian premiere of Somei Satoh’s “Birds in Warped Time II”. In 2003 Teodora presented the first Bulgarian performance of William Bolcom’s Second Violin Sonata.As a solo and chamber musician, Teodora is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions including International Violin Competition “Pancho Vladigerov”, ASTA Solo Competition, North Carolina Symphony Concerto Competition, International Violin Competition “Kocian”, International Violin Competition “Cornelia Bronzetti”, and International Competition "Young Musical Talents".Teodora has been featured in performance on the Bulgarian National Television, since age of 10, and has made recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio. As an orchestral musician she is a member of UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra and Classic FM Radio Orchestra.After completing her undergraduate studies at Juilliard Teodora is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at the school.
Dima recently graduated from the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, where she was concertmaster and received the Most Outstanding Artist of the Year Award. She has performed with the National Music Academy Orchestra in Sofia, Bulgaria, and has recorded for Bulgarian Radio and Television. Her awards include prizes from Jeunesses Musicales (Romania), Pancho Vladigerov and Dobrin Petkov (Bulgaria), as well as the Annual California String Competition. Dima is pursuing a Bachelors from Juilliard, a student of Masao Kawasaki. Dima enjoys improvising and performing jazz.