Violin, 2013 Competition Jury
Violinist María Radicheva has met with critical acclaim as recitalist, guest soloist, and chamber musician, appearing in major concert halls throughout Europe, the United States, Mexico, Israel, Japan, and Asia. Her summer music festival appearances have included Aspen and Marlboro. Ms. Radicheva was presented in her New York recital debut as the winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Award and cited by Musical America as a “young artist of the year” and a “talent to watch.” Ms. Radicheva has made numerous radio and television appearances, including on WQXR, Radio France International, and BRT. She has recorded for Balkanton and Musical Heritage Society, including an album of all four sonatas for violin and piano by Bulgarian composer Parashkev Hadjiev. She gave the world premiere of his third and fourth sonatas, which were written for and dedicated to her.
Ms. Radicheva is the recipient of the Premiere Prix Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and The Dame Myra Hess Trust Award. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School. Ms. Radicheva studied with Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir, and Yfrah Neaman and through the years has had the guidance of Lord Yehudi Menuhin. A noted pedagogue, she is invited regularly to adjudicate competitions and to conduct violin and chamber music master classes in the U.S. and abroad. Many of her students are top prize winners of international and U.S. competitions. Ms. Radicheva’s affiliations have included Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Montclair State University-John J. Cali School of Music, and N.Y.U. Steinhardt School of Music. She has been described by Yehudi Menuhin as “an artist of outstanding and exceptional talent.”
Ms. Radicheva is awarded with the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts, Honoris Causa, the highest academic award, given by the National Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is a founding Artist Faculty member of Violins in Valencia International Course & Festival.
Maria Radicheva is a member of the Manhattan School of Music college and precollege faculties.