Praised for her passionate performances and dynamic presence, Bulgarian-born conductor Delyana Lazarova is a young artist with a quickly growing international career. She is the 2020 First-prize winner of Siemens-Hallé International Competition for Conductors, the newly-appointed Assistant Conductor to Sir Mark Elder at the Hallé Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra in Manchester, England. Ms. Lazarova is also the winner of the NRTA International Conducting Competition in Tirana, in 2019. Delyana has received James Conlon Conducting Award at the Aspen Music Festival, and has won the Bruno Walter Conducting Scholarship at the Cabrillo Festival, California in 2017 and 2018.
Ms. Lazarova has worked with orchestras in Europe and North America. Among them are London Classical Soloists in England, Südwestdeutsch Philharmonie Konstanz and Meiningen Staatstheater Orchestra in Germany, the Janacek Philharmonia Ostrava and Hradec Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic, St. Christofer Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in Greece, Albanian Radio and Television Orchestra, Olten Philharmonic Orchestra in Turkey, Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra and Sofia Sinfonietta in Bulgaria, Estonian Festival Orchestra, Mahler Festival Orchestra, Colorado and Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra in the States.
Delyana’s future engagements for 2020/2021 season include concerts with Hallé Symphony Orchestra in England, Il Solisti Aquilani Orchestra in Italy, the Hungarian Radio Orchestra in Budapest, the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra in Sofia, and Collegium Musicum Basel, in Switzerland. In October Ms. Lazarova will make her opera debut in a production of Verdi’s Nabucco, in Tyl theater in Plzeň, Czech Republic.
Delyana has a Master Degree in Conducting from Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), in the class of Prof. Johannes Schlaefli. Ms. Lazarova has also worked and studied in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi, Leonard Slatkin, Mathias Pintscher, Robert Spano, Larry Rachleff, and Mark Stringer. She recently assisted Cristian Mâcelaru in a concert, featuring the cello concerto “Three Continents” by Nico Muhli/Sven Helbig/Zhou Long with the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne, Germany.
Delyana also has a Master degree in Violin Performance from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, in the class of Prof. Mauricio Fuks, where she received a special scholarship for artistic excellence.