Svet Stoyanov is associate professor of instrumental performance and program director of percussion at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Praised by the New York Times for his “understated but unmistakable virtuosity” and a “winning combination of gentleness and fluidity,” Bulgarian-born Stoyanov is a winner of the 2003 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.
He made his New York City debut at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall as a co-soloist, premiering the Philip Glass Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra. Stoyanov has performed as a soloist with the Chicago, Seattle, and American symphony orchestras, and The New York Pops, to name a few, as well as at prominent festivals worldwide. An active and passionate chamber musician, Stoyanov works with violinist Moni Simeonov (The SemiDuo project), a two-piano/two-percussion ensemble (Hammer/Klavier), and a contemporary music collaborative with flutist Claire Chase.
Stoyanov’s album Percussive Counterpoint was released in 2009 to a great acclaim and features a transcription of Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint for marimba and vibes, and a video performance of Thierry de Mey’s Musique de Tables, a theatrical “ballet” for 3 sets of hands. In addition to his diverse performance career, Stoyanov is actively involved with educational outreach and presents numerous clinics and workshops.