THE PHILHARMONIC
Dimo Pishtyalov
Dimo Pishtyalov
  • Trombone
  • Principal

Dimo Pishtyalov was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Although his first musical instrument was the accordion, after two years of study—at the age of thirteen—he began playing the trombone. He joined Kostadin Takov’s trombone class at the Dobrin Petkov Music School in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and in 2002 graduated with excellence. Further studies took Mr. Pishtyalov to the Hochschule der Kuenste Bern, Switzerland, and the trombone class of Professor Branimir Slokar, where he earned an Orchesterdiplom in 2006 and a Solistendiplom in 2009.

Laureate at the 2004 Prague Spring Festival Trombone Competition, Dimo Pishtyalov has also performed as soloist or chamber musician in numerous music festivals abroad. During his studies in Switzerland Mr. Pishtyalov taught regularly in his trombone studio at the Musikschule Oberland Ost in Interlaken. His orchestra engagements include the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Biel Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Zurich Opera Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since August 2008 Dimo Pishtyalov has held the principal trombone position in the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.