Vasko Vassilev, former child prodigy and winner of multiple international violin prizes, continually transforms himself as an artist. He has performed in more than 20 countries as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and conductor.
He combines his role as Concert Master of the Royal Opera House with that of Creative Producer which allows him to develop interesting initiatives such as Soloists of the Royal Opera House and the Convent Garden Soloists Orchestra.
Vasko made his conducting debut in 2005 at the Royal Albert Hall and as an Artistic Director, has toured with the London Chamber Orchestra, the Bulgarian National Symphony Orchestra and the Covent Garden Soloists Orchestra. He also recently directed the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at Tokyo Opera City.
An outstanding teacher and pedagogue since his teenage years, Vasko conducts Masterclasses annually at the Royal College of Music and the Trinity College of Music in London. He is a Visiting Professor at the Castellon Conservatory of Music of Spain and Director of the Covent Garden Soloists Academy in Spain.
Vasko’s virtuosity is not limited to classical repertoire and he is a master of many genres, crossing easily into pop, flamenco, boogie-woogie, rock and music-theatre. He has collaborated with a variety of artists from different disciplines including Erasure, Chambao, Ronnie Wood. Vasko is currently creating a “double-duo dance recital programme” with the Royal Ballet for piano and violin duet, and ballet pas de deux.
This tour marks Pamela and Vasko’s third collaboration with Toyota Classics, with whom they are proud to be associated for its commitment to developing appreciation, popularity and creativity in classical music.