Stanichka Dimitrova – Musical Life Competition Juror (violin)

Stanichka Dimitrova, whose playing has been described as “wonderfully full in tone and exuberant in performance” by the San Francisco Classical Voice, was a winner of the 2010
Concerto Competition at Stony Brook University, which resulted in a solo performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. She has also been a First Prize winner in the “Barbara Krakauer
Scholarship Award” Competition at the Associated Music Teachers League in New York City, and “Hopes, Talents, Masters” International Competition in Dobrich, Bulgaria.

Ms. Dimitrova is a graduate from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Sally Thomas. She received her doctoral degree at Stony Brook University, studying with Philip
Setzer, Pamela Frank, Soovin Kim and Philippe Graffin.
In 2017 Stanichka made her Carnegie Hall solo debut in Weill Recital Hall under the auspices of St. Cyril and St. Methodious International Foundation.

Stanichka is a founder and Artistic Director of PhiloSonia Chamber Music Series, designed to create a personal connection between audience members and classical music, and was most recently featured in the award-winning online magazine Guernica. For more information about PhiloSonia please visit

Currently appointed as a Teaching Artist for the New York Philharmonic’s Philharmonic Schools Program, Stanichka participates in a variety of outreach activities and performances in public schools throughout New York.

In addition to her musical career Stanichka is a professional Life and Business coach and helps people from all paths of life to step into their full potential and create a more joyful and fulfilled life and career on their own terms.

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