Grand Prix winner in the LISMA International Music Competition – New York, USA, violinist Stanislav Nikolov is currently studying at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College with Prof. Masao Kawasaki. Among other competitions, he has also won First Prize, in both solo and chamber music, in the “Hopes, Talents, Masters” International Competition in Dobrich, Bulgaria and in the National competition for performance of German and Austrian music – Bourgas, Bulgaria, and was a Top Prize winner of the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival – New York, USA.
            With his“delicate craft and expertise” (The Excelsior, New York), he performs regularly as a soloist, recitalist and a chamber musician. In 2000, Mr. Nikolov made his orchestra debut with the Rousse Philharmonic, under the baton of one of the best Bulgarian conductors Georgi Dimitrov, playing Bruch`s violinconcerto. After that, he appeared as a soloist with Vidin Philharmonic, Brooklyn College Conservatory Orchestra (as a winner of the Annual Concerto Competition), Long Island Conservatory Orchestra, among others. He has performed at such prestigious venues as Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Whitman Hall, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has participated in master classes by top violinists such as Mincho Minchev, Vanya Milanova, Ifra Nieman, Vadim Voiler, Kevork Mardirosyan, Ioseph Radionov, Tatyana Gorenkrieg and many others.
            Stanislav Nikolov is a member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, a dynamic symphony orchestra founded by conductor Alondra de la Parra dedicated to performing the music of the American continent. Under the baton of Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra, Mr. Nikolov has performed with Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas at Alice Tully Hall, Museo del Barrio, Rose Concert Hall, Festival del Sole in California, Festival of the Americas in Vermont, and on their newly recorded CD’s to be released by SONY Classical Internationally in August, 2010.    
His recordings also include broadcasts for CUNY TV, Bulgarian National Radio and Bulgarian National Television, and with the Chamber Orchestra of New York on their two new CD’s to be released by Naxos in 2011.
A native of Rousse, Bulgaria, Mr. Nikolov began his violin studies at the age of five, and at the age of six he entered the National School of Arts “Prof. Veselin Stoyanov” – Rousse, Bulgaria as a student of Aneliya Popova and Pelagiya Vekilova. Stanislav also studied at the Long Island Conservatory of Music with Yelena Savranskaya, and the Manhattan School of Music with Patinka Kopec.
He has been participant in the biggest international festival in Bulgaria “March Musical Days” – Rousse in 2003, Summit Summer Festival in New York in 2009, International project “ Musical bridge Rousse – Gurgevo” – Romania in 2003, and in 2005 he received recognition of outstanding achievement in the LISMA Foundation International Music Festival – New York, USA.