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Alexander Kostadinov was born in Varna, Bulgaria and began his formative musical training at age four. His instructors include Ms. Krassimira Jordan and Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer. Alexander holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance as well as a master’s degree in music performance from Baylor University. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral of Music Arts at the University of MD under the guidance of Rita Sloan. Alex is a passionate and dedicated teacher with over 9 years of teaching experience working with students of all ages and levels. He has served as a teaching assistant while attending undergrad at Baylor University and was invited to give a master class to students in Hong Kong in 2018. In his own words, “Music is my biggest passion and I love to share it with as many people as I can. I enjoy teaching students all ages and help them understand and develop appreciation for music.”
As a performer, Alex has won several prestigious international competitions including first prize at the Joseph Dichler Piano Competition in Vienna, grand prix at the Amici del Pianoforte Competition in Venice, grand prix at the Competition for Slavic Music in Moscow. Furthermore, he has received several awards during his music education including the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance from Baylor University, An Award to the Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Piano, and a special award from the mayor of Varna, Bulgaria, for highest music achievements. He has performed with orchestras including Varna State Orchestra, Sofia Soloists, and Baylor Symphony among others. In 2018, Alexander went on a piano duo tour to Hong Kong and Malaysia, and also was invited to be a collaborative pianist at the 2019 National Trumpet Conference. The past two summers he was invited to be a vocal fellow at the Aspen Music Festival.
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