Chair: Kalin Ivanov
Vice Chair: Krasi Ivanov



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 International - and Price Rubin & Partners - More info: 

Krasi Ivanov, Violinist/Violist won 1st Prize at National Violin Competition, Bulgaria and 2nd Prize at 14 Violin Competition in “D.  Chintulov” Music School, Bulgaria. She holds Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Violin performance and Music Education from the Academy of Music and Dance Art, Bulgaria. In 2004 she graduate with Master of Music in violin performance from Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College in the violin class of Prof. Masao Kawasaki. Krasi has made broadcasts for Bulgarian National Television and Radio, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, WNYE Radio, New York, and has also concertized in Spain, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and the USA. She performed intensively and recorded with Plovdiv State Philharmonic and Opera Theater, Stara Zagora State Opera, AMDA Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta-Sofia Orchestra, and others. She performed with the Brooklyn College Orchestra, Manhattan Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble du Monde, The Forte String Quartet, Bulgarian Piano Quartet and Trio “BG”. She was a violin instructor at Empire State College, SUNY, International Festival for Strings, OH; Rondo Music Festival, VT and for young students at Brooklyn College String Project and the Carroll School (P.S.58) String Program. Mrs. Ivanov currently teaches violin and viola at the Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, CUNY; Summit Music Festival, NY and her private studio in Brooklyn. She is presented by BV Artists International as a member of The Forte String Quartet. More info at: