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Dimitar Petkov

Instructor in Music
Dimitar Petkov


Mr. Petkov, a Bulgarian violist, has performed in recitals and chamber music appearances in Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, Italy, Turkey and the United States. He received a BM and an MM from the State Music Academy (Bulgaria). Mr. Petkov has served as principal viola of the Southwest Florida Philharmonic; the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Spoleto, Italy; the Newton Symphony Orchestra; the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. Petkov was a second-prize winner in Svetoslav Obretenov-Bulgarian National Music Competition, a first-prize winner in Mozart-Chamber Music Competition (Bulgaria) and a winner of the Longy School of Music Concerto Competition. In 2002, he graduated from Longy School of Music with an Artist Diploma.

Currently, Mr. Petkov performs with Boston Modern Orchestra Project and serves as principal viola of the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts. Mr. Petkov teaches violin and viola at Phillips Exeter Academy, as well as maintaining private studios in Arlington and Westford. He also teaches violin, viola and chamber music at New England Conservatory Prep and Music on the Hill Summer Camp. In addition, Mr. Petkov serves as the strings coordinator for the Claflin Hill Youth Symphony Orchestra and is the music director of the Claflin Hill Repertory Ensemble.

Mr. Petkov lives with his wife, Krasi, and their two children, Emma and Martin.