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.
Delyana’s future engagements for 2021/2022 season include concerts with the Hallé in England, Real Filharmonía de Galicia in Spain, Klangforum Wien in Austria, Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden in Switzerland, Hungarian Radio Orchestra in Budapest, Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra in Sofia, as well as assisting Cristian Mâcelaru with Orchestra National de France and taking the orchestra on tour in France in January, 2022.
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.