Violinist Gergana Haralampieva is a passionate chamber musician, educator, soloist, and speaker. Born in Bulgaria to a musical family, Gergana began violin lessons at the age of six in the Czech Republic. At the age of 11, she moved to Boston and continued her education at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. In 2016, Gergana received her bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ida Kavafian and Pamela Frank. She recently obtained her master’s degree at the New England Conservatory as a student of Miriam Fried.
As a chamber musician, Gergana has participated in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, and also attended the Verbier Festival Academy. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Boston Pops Orchestra as well as on NPR’s From the Top and Czech Radio. In addition to recognitions from several international competitions, she was a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. As an educator, Gergana has held numerous community engagement fellowships at the New England Conservatory.
Gergana’s goal as a musician is to be an advocate for humanizing the classical musician and preserving tradition, while also presenting it in new mediums. As part of her fellowship with Ensemble Connect, Gergana teaches at City College Academy of the Arts in Manhattan.