Owner/Artistic Director/Violin Instructor
Borislava Iltcheva started playing the violin at age of 5. Ms. Iltcheva has a Bachelor’s degree from the Bulgarian National Academy and Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in violin performance form Louisiana State University. Her principal violin teachers include Alexander Iltchev, Evgenia Maria Popova, Kevork Mardirossian and Mauricio Fuks. Borislava holds prizes from several national and international competitions such as “Closter Shöntal” International Violin Competition, MTNA Chamber Music Competition, LSU Dean’s Concerto Competition, “Saverio Mercadante” International Competition and others. Borislava has an active schedule as a soloist and chamber musician. She has been featured as a soloist with the Louisiana Sinfonietta, Baton Rouge Symphony and Acadiana Symphony, Thessalonica Camerata, Chengdu Symphony Orchestra, among many others. She has performed recitals throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. Ms. Iltcheva is the Concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is the assistant to Professor Mauricio Fuks at Indiana University
Highlights from Ms. Iltcheva’s performances include a recital appearance in Carnegie Hall in New York in May, 2009 as well as a two-week European tour with recitals in Greece and Croatia. As a member of the Donatello String quartet, she was selected to participate in the Sandor Vegh International Competition. They were also selected to participate in the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in California and were accepted as a quartet in residence at the Banff International Music festival. The quartet performed their debut Carnegie Recital on May 16th, 2012.
Ms. Iltcheva was on the faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University as an Adjunct Faculty and Louisiana State University, teaching violin and viola. Borislava frequently teaches masterclasses around the world and is in residence in Southern France in the month of July. Recent highlights include concerts and masterclasses in Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, France and Turkey. In the fall, she will be performing Mozart concerto No. 4 and later in the season she will be performing Piazzola’s “Four Seasons” and “Vivaldi’s” Four Seasons” with orchestras in Europe and the United States. She will be returning to Carnegie Hall for a recital in 2018. She is honored to be included on the faculty of the Orford Music Academy for the summer of 2018.