MUSIC AND LIFE

The START: Desislava DOBREVA, born in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria), began at the age of six to play the piano and four years later the flute at the National Music School in Stara Zagora. Only one year after having started playing the flute, she won a first prize at the National Music Competition for Wind Players in Bulgaria to be followed by four other 1. prizes at Bulgarian music competitions.

The EDUCATION: After her secondary graduation in 2005, she became a student at the University of Music and performing Arts Vienna in the class of Prof. Barbara Gisler. In the winter semester 2010/2011 she took part on the ERASMUS-exchange programme and studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris in the class of Prof. Vincent Lucas (Principal flute of Orchestre de Paris) and in the piccolo class of Nathalie Rozat (Principal piccolo of Orchestre national d’Île-de-France). In June 2012 she finished her Master diploma and graduated with honour. In 2012-2014 she continued her flute studies with Prof. Karl-Heinz Schütz (Principal flute of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) at the Konservatorium Wien.

On the STAGE: She is a prize winner of Osaka Music Competition (2008), Schubert International Competition, Russe (2011) and Fidelio Competition, Vienna (2013).

Desislava Dobreva has collected her orchestral experience with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales ( trial – Solo Piccolo) , Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Volksoper, Klagenfurter Symphoniker, Beethoven Philharmonie, European Union Youth Orchestra, Webern Symphonie Orchester u.a. conducted by Semjon Bytschkow, Phllilippe Jordan, Franz-Welser Möst,  Frédéric Chaslin, Moritz Gnann, Thomas Dausgaard, Ingo Metzmacher, Johannes Wildner, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Ashkenazy a.o. She was a member of the Yehudi Menuhin „Live Music Now“ Foundation, Vienna. She took part at numerous international masterclasses with Felix Renggli, Philippe Bernold, Benoit Fromanger, Piere-Yves Artaud, Paul Maisen a.o.

A major experience of her is the participation as an academist of the Angelika Prokopp Foundation Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013-2015 (after winning the auditions every year).

Desislava Dobreva performed as a soloist with different Orchestras as Webern Kammerphilharmonie (Vienna), Ensamble Wiener Collage, Ton. Pendium Ensemble Wien, Sinfonietta Sofia, Shumen Symphony Orchestra, Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra, Sliven Symphony Orchestra and with the Orchestra of The State Opera of Stara Zagora.

TEACHING: Currently she is teaching at the J.G.Albrechtsberger Stadt Musikschule in Klosterneuburg. Proud teacher with several first-prize-winner students in National and International Competitions. She is giving master classes in Russia, Austria and Bulgaria.