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Diana Tzonkova

Born in Bulgaria, he began his training at the Secondary School of Music and the Academy of Music in Sofia, where he studied under the direction of Professor Georghi Badev. She was invited to perform the Brahms and Tchaikovsky violin concertos with the Sofia Academy Symphony Orchestra.

After completing her studies, she won a competition that gave her the chance to participate in violin and chamber music masterclasses for two years. He was the First Violin of a string quartet and a piano trio, with which he performed in numerous concerts in Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary and Russia. He won the J. Kozian International Violin Competition, in Czechoslovakia, in 1971, and won 1st Prize at the 10th World Youth Festival, in Berlin, in 1973.

She was also awarded in several Bulgarian national competitions and invited to perform as a soloist with that country’s orchestras, in concerts followed by tours throughout Bulgaria. He also participated in international violin and chamber music masterclasses in Germany, Hungary and the former Soviet Union. In 1990, he left Bulgaria and lived for two years in Switzerland, having attended masterclasses at the Haute École du Violon Habib Kayaleh. During his stay in this country, he taught and collaborated with several orchestras. For short periods of time, he worked with orchestras in Italy and France.

She has lived in Portugal since 1992, when she joined the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, where she was invited as Soloist and Concertino. She is also a professor of chamber music at the Superior National Academy of Orchestra.