Desislava Vaskova

Desislava Vaskova

Born in Vidin (Bulgary) in 1993. Since 2016, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Zakhar Bron. She has been granted a tuition scholarship by Carlos Fernández González.

She started her violin studies at the age of five and a year later, she gave her first concert in Bulgary. In 2002 she entered the Padre Antonio Soler Centre of Integrated Music with Polina Kotliarskaya and in 2011 she started to study at the Madrid Royal Conservatory with Sergey Teslya, where she graduated with Honours in violin in 2015 as well as the Conservatory’s Prize of Honour. She has attended masterclasses from Mincho Minchev, Ilya Kaler, Stephan Picard, Ema Alexeeva, Sergey Fatkulin, Yair Kless, Mauricio Fuks, Natalia Prishepenko, Christoph Poppen, Miriam Fried, Ingolf Turban, Silvia Marcovici, and the Casals Quartet, and during the Santander Academy and Music Encounter, from Mihaela Martin. She has been awarded first prize in the youth category at the 13th Violins for Peace International Violin Competition (2015) and special prize in the Excellence category at the 4th Marie Cantagrill International Violin Competition (2016). In 2013 she participated at the Penderecki musikakademie Westfalen international orchestra academy, conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki, and in 2019 she performed with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, conducted by Jonathan Nott.

As a student of the School, she has been part of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antoni Ros-Marbà, Plácido Domingo, Pablo González, Pablo Heras-Casado, Jaime Martín, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and András Schiff, as well as that of the Camerata, led by Anne-Sophie Mutter. She has also been a member of the Stoneshield and Puertos del Estado Haendel Quartets, the Brahms Ensemble and the Prosegur Albéniz Quartet and Ensemble. She is currently a member of the Enagás Schumann Ensemble.