THE PHILHARMONIC
Miroslav Stoyanov
Miroslav Stoyanov
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Miroslav Stoyanov was born in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria. From childhood he showed interest in and he devoted himself to music, taking piano and solfeggio courses in music school.

In 2001 he graduated from Lyubomir Pipkov National School of Music in Sofia as a bassoon major with course tutor Professor Petar Kotsev. Mr. Stoyanov has actively participated in festivals, competitions and master classes, playing first bassoonist in a number of orchestras.

In 2000 Miroslav Stoyanov won the first prize at the international competition, Young Musical Talents, as well as first prize for chamber music. In 2001 he won first prize at the Austrian and German Music Competition and first prize at the national gathering of wind and brass instruments, with international participation. He played for five years as first bassoonist in the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Sofia, performing concerts in Greece, Switzerland and Canada. In 2007 Miroslav Stoyanov completed the higher musical education program of Hochschule für Musik in Lucerne, Switzerland, with honors, studying bassoon with Professor Beat Bletler and contrabassoon with Professor Markus Popard. During 2003-4 he was first bassoonist in the Music Europe Orchestra in Italy, performing concerts in Israel, Italy and the United States. In 2006 Miroslav Stoyanov won the highest award at the Jmanuel and Evamaria Schenk Stiftung Competition in Switzerland. In 2006 he played as a practitioner in the Lucerne Symphonic Orchestra—KKL—in Switzerland.

Since 2008 Miroslav Stoyanov has been a member of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in Doha. In addition to music he is fond of sports and cars.