Violinist Gergana Haralampieva is a passionate chamber musician, soloist, educator, and speaker. Born in Bulgaria to a musical family, Gergana began violin lessons at the age of six in the Czech Republic, where her family lived at the time. In 2005, the eleven-year old Gergana moved to Boston and continued her education at the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School and the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts. In May 2016, Gergana received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Ida Kavafian and Pamela Frank. She is currently a student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory where she is in the process of completing her Master’s Degree.
As a chamber musician, Gergana has attended programs such as the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute for Piano and Strings. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Boston Pops and has appeared on NPR’s From the Top as well as the Czech National Radio. She was a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award and prize recipient of numerous international competitions such as the Cooper International Violin Competition in Oberlin, Ohio.
Gergana’s goal as a musician is to be an educator, a collaborator, and preserver of tradition while presenting it in new mediums. Her long-term ambitions include improvisation, learning the viola and piano, as well as learning more about historical performance practices such as early music interpretation.