Tsvetelina Likova

Award: Develop Your Skills (Transmission)

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Harp

Location: Scotland

Website: www.tsvetelinalikova.com

Tsvetelina Likova is a 25 year old professional harpist, with a wide range of creativity involved in her performances and compositions for the harp. Originally from Bulgaria, she has performed internationally from the United Arab Emirates, through Europe, to the United Kingdom, where she is currently based, at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall and Town Hall in Birmingham, The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dubai, National Palace of Culture Sofia, Bulgaria Hall, Thessaloniki Concert Hall in Greece and many more. She has specialized in the performing arts and was awarded a First Class Bachelor of Music with Honours degree in Performance (Harp) from the prestigious Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Tsvetelina is a prize winner of two International Competitions ‘Young virtuosos’ from 2009 and 2011. 

Tsvetelina has performed in masterclasses by famous harpists and teachers such as Catrin Finch, Park Stickney, Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche, Skila Kanga, Gabriella Dall’Olio, Lisseta Rossi, Suzanna Klintcharova, Claudia Antonelli, Remy van Kesteren, Rossitza Milevska, Youliana Tochkova, Mared Emlyn, Robin Ward, among others.

Tsvetelina has also been generously supported by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Bullock Fund, Endowment Fund, and in October 2016 she was awarded a Career Development Bursary from Help Musician UK to participate in the Jazz Harp Academy and Dutch Harp Festival in Utrecht. This experience reinforced her creativity to successfully self-release her debut album of original compositions called 'Tales by Light' in May 2017. Tsvetelina is delighted that her professional development is now further supported by the Transmission Fund from Help Musicians UK.