Hailed for the “awesome purity of his playing” (New York Concert Review) and described as a “prodigiously skilled protagonist”, Bulgarian cellist Lachezar Kostov has performed as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in USA, Japan and Europe. In 2006 Mr. Kostov was the National Winner at the MTNA competition. Lachezar Kostov gave his Carnegie Hall debut in 2009 together with his longtime friend and chamber music collaborator pianist Viktor Valkov. Kostov holds diplomas from Yale University, NCSA and the National Music Academy in Bulgaria. Currently, a tenured member of the San Antonio Symphony, and a faculty member at UTSA and Texas Music Festival. Highlights of the recent season include solo appearance at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Oji Hall in Tokyo.