Lilyana Kehayova


Bulgarian cellist Lilyana Kehayova, a forth generation musician, is currently the Principal Cello of chamber orchestra “Camerata Orphica” in Vienna. As a passionate solo and chamber music performer, Ms. Kehayova has participated in numerous music festivals and recitals throughout Europe such as „Amici della Musica” Udine 2017, the Cycle “Concerto Tematicos” 2016 in Santander, “The International Conducting Workshop and Festival” 2015, “La Musicale/ Williencourt Croisirama” 2014 und der „Kastelansko kulturno ljeto“ 2011.
Ms. Kehayova performed as a soloist with Mitteleuropra Orchestra (Udine), “Camerata Orphica” (Vienna, 2014), “Camerata Orphica NBU” (Bulgaria), “New Symphony Orchestra and others.
Lilyana has been honored to perform solo and chamber music concerts with musicians such as Mario Hossen (violin), Boris Mersson (piano), Wolfgang Klos (viola), Milena Mollova (piano), Luisa Sello (flute), Wladimir Kossjanenko (viola), Romain Leleu (trumpet), Rudolf Leopold (cello) and others. She has performed in venues such as Musikverein (Vienna), Athenaeum (Bucharest), Rudolfinum- Dvorak Hall (Prague), Palau de la Musica Catalana (Barcelona).
Ms. Kehayova has won numerous solo and chamber music competitions throughout Europe among which first prize of the Vienna Conservatory Competition “Fidelio” (2013), first prize of “Concertino Prague” (Czech Republic, 2006), and others.
She is a recipient of scholarships of “Thomastik – Infeld Vienna” (2010) and “Bank Austria” (2012). In 2012, she was honored with the grand scholarship of the Austrian foundation “Alban Berg”.
Lilyana Kehayova graduated from the National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov” (Sofia, Bulgaria) in 2008 in the cello class of Anna Atanasova. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters degree in cello performance in the Vienna Conservatory studying with Lilia Schulz-Bayrova

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