Hristo Yotsov

H r i s t o Y o t s o v drums, percussion, composing, teaching; Born Sofia, Bulgaria feb. 17, 1960. His father, Georgi Yotsov (1936), is an oboist who played for 40 years in Sofia Radio Orchestra and Sofia Philharmony Orchestra/1962-2001/ His mother Rina Yotsova (1937), pianist and corepetitor in Academy of music, Sofia (1964-2000/) One sister, Borislav (1964) – Clarinet Musical Studies, Diplomas 1967 – Piano Studies 1976 – Percussion studies 1979 – Graduated from the School of Music in Sofia, Bulgarian, 1985 – Professional Experience 1983-1985 – Joined Simeon Shterev’s Focus Quartet 1985 – Formed the Acoustic Version with Anthony Donchev 1981-1989 – The Big Band at the Bulgarian National Radio, drums and Arrangements 1989 – International European Big Band, Representative of Bulgaria 1989 – Professor at the Jazz Department, State Academy of Music,Bulgaria 1993 – Founded the Acoustic Version Recording Studio 1993 – 1997 – Monthly concerts at the French Cultural Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria 1994 – Formed his own Jazz Group Major Performances – Jazz Festivals and Clubs With Focus Quartet 1982-1985 – Debrecen Jazz Days (Hungary) Warsaw Jazz Jamboree (Poland) Nurenberg Ost-West Hannover Jazz Festival (Germany) Zagreb Jazz Fair (Croatia) Istanbul (Turkey) Sibiu (Romania) Tbilisi (Georgia) Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia) With Acoustic Version From 1985 ahead – Sofia Jazz Meeting (Bulgaria) Bombay Jazz Yatra (India) Prague Jazz Festival (then Czechoslovakia) Leverkusen Jazz Days (Germany) Roermond Fstival (The Netherlands) Warsaw Jazz Jamboree (Poland) Zagreb Jazz Fair (Croatia) Varna Jazz festival Greece Cypros London, Oxford Toured: Austria, Poland, Hungary, Germany, the Netherlands,Czechoslovakia,India Recorded: For Radio and TV in Germany, Poland, Belgium, Hungary, labels in Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, Bulgaria. Hristo Yotzov Quartet. From 1994, Varna Summer Festival. Smolyan (Bulgaria). With Theodosii Spassov Troo 1998 – 2000 Concerts at Apolonia Art Festival (Bulgaria), Rousse Festival (Bulgaria), Bansko Festival (Bulgaria), Blagoevgrad Festival (Bulgaria), Blagoevgrad Festival (Bulgaria), 2002 Concert at Royal Festival Hall (London), 2003 Concert in Conway Hall (London), 2003-2006 Many concerts and festivals in Europe 2007 Tour to Festival Dordrecht -Slegle Workshopst in the Red Sea Jazz Festival, Israel Awards 1985. 1986 The Fifth European Jazz Competition in Leverkusen, Germany, awarded the First Prize and Young European Jazz Artist’s title. 1998 FM Classic Radio’s Golden Feather. 1999 “Jazz musician” at the National Music Awards 2004 1st Prize for composition – “Marimba concerto”.-Plovdiv, myspace

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