Dilyana Zlatinova-Tsenov, violin

Bulgarian violinist Dilyana Zlatinova-Tsenov started playing violin at the age of six and studied at the National School of Music “Liubomir Pipkov” in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2002 she came to the US to continue her studies. Since 1997 she has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe and the United States. Ms. Zlatinova-Tsenov has performed in major international venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fishery Hall, Weil Recital Hall and Bulgaria Hall. She has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as Kurt Mazur, Pinchas Zukerman, Glen Dicterow, Rossen Milanov and the American String Quartet. Dilyana was the featured violinist with the National Youth Philharmonic, recording for the Bulgarian National Radio and Television.

Ms. Zlatinova-Tsenov is a winner of the International Competition “Young Music Talents.” She was a special guest of the International Youth Festival &8220;The Youth in the 21st Century” in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Dilyana completed her bachelor’s degree in violin performance at Montclair State University where she studied violin with Maria Radicheva, and chamber music with the Shanghai String Quartet. Ms. Zlatinova-Tsenov is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. At Montclair State University she has received The School of the Arts Advisory Board Talent Award; The MSU Foundation scholarship; The Undergraduate Citation award, The Shanghai String Quartet scholarship for strings; The Maria Radicheva scholarship; and the4 Bergen and Cosmopolitan scholarships.

Dilyana Zlatinova-Tsenov is an active chamber musician. She has been a member of the Montclair String Quartet since 2002. The quartet was named “The Honor String Quartet” by Montclair State University in recognition of its numerous successful performances. In Spring 2006 the Montclair String Quartet was chosen to participate in the Hungarian Music Festival at The Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, and performed at the inaugural season of “Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York” at the Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Montclair String Quartet is the first prizewinner of the international competition “Music and the Earth” in 2006, Sofia, Bulgaria.

In 2009 Dilyana Zlatinova-Tsenov earned her master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she has studied with Professor Maria Radicheva. Ms. Zlatinova-Tsenov was a recipient of the Manhattan School of Music Foundation Scholarship.