Professor Mincho Minchev brought his world renowned expertise to Trinity Laban today for a masterclass with five violin students, who performed concertos and solo pieces for the maestro to critique.
During the celebrations for his 60th birthday in 2010, Professor Minchev said: "Every artist works not only for his own development, but also for his audience, his fans. My job requires a lot of effort, a struggle for perfection through the whole life. I have dedicated mine to that struggle and to teaching too. There is a certain stage in every concert artist's life, when he feels the necessity to share what he's learned through the years."
Mincho Minchev started to play the violin at the age of four. His first concert took place when he was nine years old, and by the age of 13 he was already a soloist with large orchestras. He won all national competitions for instrumentalists for several years, and has also received prestigious international awards at the Wieniawski and Paganini contests in Poland and Italy. He has an enormously popular following in his home country and in 1977 the Bulgarian government bought him a 1716 Stradivarius violin. Professor Minchev has been teaching at the Folkwang Universitat der Kunste in Germany since 1990.
Trinity Laban runs an extensive year-round series of masterclasses to provide students and staff with the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by world-class professionals. We cordially invite members of the public to come and be a part of this unique musical experience at no charge.