“The attention to phrasing is excellent, and one can feel Parashkevov's bow strokes as they bounce along or attack the high notes with perfect precision.”
“Chavdar Parashkevov is a Bulgarian violinist whose virtuosity is in no doubt...”
Praised by Strad magazine as “a romantic virtuoso with sparkling and brilliant tone and clarity of gesture,” Bulgarian violinist Chavdar Parashkevov has frequently appeared with orchestra and in recital in Bulgaria, Turkey, the United States, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Denmark. Most recent performances include chamber music recitals at the Round Top Festival, Houston Museum of Art concert series, and Cypress Creek FACE Foundation.
Parashkevov was awarded First Prize in the National Competition Svetoslav Obretenov in Provadia, First Prize and a special Bach prize in the “Young Talents Competition” in Sofia, Second Prize in “The Best Performance of Bulgarian Music” in Varna, and First Prize for the “Best Performance of Czech and Slovak Music” in Varna. He has released four albums, the most recent "Brahms and Shostakovich - Piano Trios” published in 2021. Parashkevov is a graduate of the School for the Arts in Varna, he also holds degrees from Southern Methodist University and the University of Houston. His teachers include Peter Hristoskov, Veronica Bogaertz, Nelli Shkolnikova, Andzrej Grabiec and Albert Muenzer. He currently combines performing for the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet Orchestras and teaching at the Round Top Music Festival.