Daniela Shtereva – Classical Music Consultant
Violinist Daniela Shtereva is the first prizewinner of the Washington International String Competition 2006, Lynn National Violin Competition 2007, and the Society of American Musicians in Chicago 2007. She is also a semi-finalist of the Sarasate International Violin Competition 2007, Michael Hill 2007, Indianapolis 2006, and Sibelius 2005. Since 2008, Daniela is a full time member of the Naples Philharmonic (David and Cecile Wang chair) and she is also a frequent guest performer at many recital series in the area. Her national appearances as a soloist include the Redlands Symphony, Lynn Philharmonic, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Kennedy Center, and Carnegie in Hall Pittsburgh. As a concertmaster, she has led the Omaha Symphony and the Pittsburgh Opera Theater, in addition to playing in the violin section with Pittsburgh Symphony and Boston Symphony. Daniela has performed as a soloist and orchestral musician throughout Europe, as well, and she has performances recorded for the Bulgarian National Television and Radio. Her playing has been described as “absolutely spine-tingling” (Rod Biss, Strad magazine October 2007) and her Bartok second concerto performance as “shot trough with fantasy and fire” (Andrew Malone, Washington Post, May 2006). She has five CDs released on Music Minus One and three recent independent releases: “The Beauty of a violin and piano” with Richard Bosworth, “Angels’ Dreams” with Daniela Dikova, and her most recent one is with pianist Alexandra Carlson.
Daniela was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, into a family with preserved musical tradition for five generations. She holds a specialized diploma from the High School of music “Dobrin Petkov” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, a Bachelors degree from the National Conservatory of Music in Sofia, a Masters in music from Louisiana State University, and an Artist Diploma certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. Her major teachers in the United States were Prof. Kevork Mardirossian (LSU), and Prof. Cyrus Forough (CMU).