Photo: Draga Saparevska

Ivaylo Vassilev was born in Sofia. At the age 6 he started as a student of Emilia Kaneva in the National School of Music in Sofia.


Now, at the age of 10, he has an impressive collection of prizes: 1 Grand-prix, 2 Absolute First Prizes, 6 First Prizes, 2 Second Prizes, 1 Third Prize, 9 Special Prizes in addition.


He is a laureate of many international piano competitions, amongst them: Anna Artobolevskaya Piano Competition (Moscow, 2017), Astana Piano Passion 2017, Enkor International Music Competition 2017, Cesar Franck International Piano Competition (Brussels, 2016), Münchner Klavierpodium 2016, Young Virtuosos (Sofia, 2016), Piano Virtuosos (Usti-nad-Labem, 2015). He has participated in the 1-st Stage4Kids Festival (2016).


Ivaylo adores playing to the public, improvises and composes his own music, accompanies his schoolmates, plays in various events and festivals.

He has participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists, such as Lyudmil Angelov, Aglika Genova, Lyuben Dimitrоv, Atanas Kurtev, Natalia Deeva, Mamiko Suda and others.


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