Praised for her passionate performances and dynamic presence, Bulgarian-born conductor Delyana Lazarova is a young artist with a quickly growing international career. Ms. Lazarova is the First Prize winner of the NRTA International Conducing Competition in Tirana in 2019. She has been awarded the James Conlon Conducting Prize at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival in 2019, and has been twice the recipient of the Bruno Walter Conducting Scholarship for the Cabrillo Festival, California in 2017 and 2018. Recently she has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Siemens Hallé International Competition in Manchester, England, and has been chosen as one of the 12 finalists for the first edition of La Maestra International Conducting Competition for women. 


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, Hradec Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic, 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, and Mahler Festival Orchestra, Colorado and Aspen Festival Orchestra in the States. 


Delyana has worked and studied in masterclasses with such artists as Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi, Mathias Pintscher, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, Mark Stringer, and Larry Rachleff. She recently assisted Cristian Mâcelaru in a concert, featuring the new cello concerto “Three Continents” by Nico Muhli/Sven Helbig/Zhou Long with the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Köln. 


At the moment Delyana is finishing her Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Zürcher Hochschule der Kunste, in the class of Johannes Schlaefli. In addition to that, Ms. Lazarova holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Violin Performance from Indiana University, USA, where she received a special scholarship for artistic excellence.


Delyana’s future engagements for 2020/2021 season include concerts with the Hungarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Albanian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, and Il Solisti Aquilani Orchestra in Italy. Through the conducting program of ZHdK, Ms. Lazarova will make her opera debut in a production of Carmen, with the Meiningen Staatstheater Opera in Germany, and will conduct in concerts the Janacek Philharmonia Ostrava, and the St. Christofer Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania. Ms. Lazarova has been selected to participate in Marin Alsop’s conducting masterclass with the BBC Orchestra in April. This summer Delyana will be returning as a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival.