Magdalena Kalcheva

MAGDALENA KALTCHEVA was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. After taking private lessons in Bulgaria, she began to study with Csaba Szekely in Aachen, Germany. From 2000 until 2004 she was a student at the special college of music, “Schloss Belvedere” in Weimar, Germany. In October 2004, when she was only 16, she was accepted to study with Prof. Jürgen Rost at the prestigious University of Music “Franz Liszt” in Weimar. Kaltcheva graduated with the highest marks and received her Diploma in July 2009.In 2011 she received her master’s degree at the University of Music in Cologne with Prof. Hubert Käppel.Since 2000 she has participated in a number of different master classes with Manuel Barrueco, Pepe Romero, David Russell, Odair Assad, Zoran Dukic, Costas Cotsiolis, Roland Dyens among others. In addition to Concerts, TV – and Radio recordings, Magdalena can chalk up impressive success at competitions as well. She has been awarded 1st and 2nd Prizes at some of the most important International Guitar Competitions such as the “Agustín Barrios” Guitar Competition in Italy, the “International Guitar Competition Gevelsberg” in Germany, the “International Guitar Competition Veria” in Greece, the “International Guitar Competition Koblenz” in Germany, the International “Twents Gitaar Festival” in Holland, the “José Thomás” , International Guitar Competition in Spain and many more.Magdalena has performed the famous ‘Concerto de Aranjuez’ with Orchestras around the world, such as the Antalya Symphony Orchestra, the Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra, the Münchener Rundfunk Orchestra (which has been broadcasted live on Radio Bayern 4 Classic), and others.For her musical accomplishments she has received a master guitar from the ‘Soroptimist International Club’ and a scholarship from the ‘Freundeskreis zur Förderung der Bochumer Symphoniker’. Magdalena has been promoted as well with the Lions-Club Colonia scholarship for high talented students of the University for Music Cologne in October 2009.In the Year 2006 she recorded her first CD “Sonatas” with the NCA Records, Hamburg.The selection of works performed on this CD from Scarlatti, Paganini, Brouwer and Dyens contain a variety that afford a technical musical ability of the highest level and the same time a gentle feel of sound and musical sensitivity.In the year 2011 NCA released her second Album called ‘Elogio de la guitarra’ which features pieces by major Spanish and Italian composers including Joaquín Rodrigo, Isaac Albéniz, Mauro Giuliani and Domenico Scarlatti.Since 2011 Magdalena is part of the guitar duo CARisMA and together with Carlo Corrieri has been touring with Andrea Bocelli as his special guest in his world tours.She has been performing in venues such as The Madison Square Garden in NY, Lanxess Arena in Cologne, O2 Arena in London, he Telenor Arena in Oslo, the Paolo Sixth Concert Hall in the Vatican City, the iTunes Festival in London (which was broadcasted worldwide with over 120 million viewers) among many others.In 2021 Magdalena and her duo partner Carlo Corrieri were featured on Andrea Bocelli’s new Album ‘Believe’ released with Decca Records.In 2022 the duo signed a CD distribution deal with Virgin Music UK. The New Album called ‘All the world’s a stage’ was released on March 25th (2022).