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LUBOMIRA PASKALEVA

Lubomira G. Paskaleva began her studies in Sofia, Bulgaria, with Professor Peter Arnaudov when she was merely 5 years old.  She was accepted to the National Music School “Lubomir Pipkov” at the age of 10.

        

Ms. Paskaleva was awarded a full scholarship to come to Baton Rouge School of Music in Louisiana where she studied under Jerzy Kosmala. During her time in Louisiana she performed concerts with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette Symphony, and the LSU Symphony.  

In 1999, Ms. Paskaleva moved to Kansas City to study at the Kansas City Conservatory of Music on a full scholarship. Since coming to Kansas City she has won hearts of the Kansas City Music Club and received the club’s highest scholarship. During her time in Kansas City, Ms. Paskaleva studied intensively with world-renowned musicians Paul Coletti, Benny Kim and Scott Lee.

Throughout her musical upbringing, Lubomira Paskaleva has competed in such competitions as Svetoslav Obretenov National Competition where she was awarded the first prize, Young Talent National Competition in Sofia, Bulgaria, in which she received the second prize, MTNA Competition, where she was a finalist with five other soloists from across the United States. She has participated in the master classes of Evan Wilson, Simon Roland Jones and Yuri Bashmet.

 

Ms. Paskaleva worked as the Strings Director at Mid-American Nazarene University. She currently performs with various ensembles including the Kansas City Symphony. Ms. Paskaleve is also the owner of LGP Strings Studio where she concentrates on developing a high-level strings program.