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Vasko Vassilev

Concert Master

Biography

Vasko Vassilev in action.
Vasko Vassilev in recital at the Paul Hamlyn Hall © ROH, 2015. Photograph by Ruairi Watson

Born in Sofia, he was a prize-winner in three major international violin competitions as a teenager, subsequently embarking on an international career as a soloist, conductor, leader and producer. He became the Royal Opera House’s first ever Concert Master, and its youngest, in 1993. In 2005 he made his British conducting debut at the Royal Albert Hall, and was appointed Creative Producer of the Royal Opera House. He is Artistic Director of Trittico, for which he produces and performs both traditional and contemporary repertory with various artists, groups and orchestras. He is also Artistic Director of the Soloists of Covent Garden, London Chamber Orchestra and Laureate, an orchestra made up exclusively of international prize-winners.

News and features

Watch: Steven McRae and Vasko Vassilev perform Czárdás

22 October 2015
Watch: Steven McRae and Vasko Vassilev perform <em>Czárdás</em>

The Royal Ballet Principal performs a memorable tap dance solo to an accompaniment by the Concert Master of the ROH Orchestra.

International ballet stars to perform at Ann Maguire Gala on 22 March 2015

26 January 2015
International ballet stars to perform at Ann Maguire Gala on 22 March 2015

Evening of world class dance to honour the life of Ann Maguire and celebrate her legacy.

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