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Valentin Peytchinov


Bulgarian-born bass

Valentin Peytchinov

has sung extensively

throughout the world


made his home in

New York City.


He has appeared all over

his native Bulgaria and

on the opera, concert

and recital stages


the United States,










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Critical acclaim for Performances

Mr. Peytchinov made his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall in Shostakovich's 14th Symphony in 1988, and his U.S. debut with the Santa Fe Symphony in

Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

He has received critical acclaim for his performances in the roles of

Attila, Banquo, Basilio, Enrico VIII, Fiesco,

The Flying Dutchman, Mephistopheles, Mustafa, Pagano, Phillipe II,

Procida, Ramfis, King Rene, Roger,

and Zaccaria, among many others.

Major U.S. appearances include performances with

The Columbus Symphony,

The Juilliard Opera Orchestra, Nashville Opera, New European Strings,

New York Grand Opera,

Orchestra of St. Luke's,

Spoleto Festival, Pasadena Symphony, Montreal Opera,

The Santa Fe Symphony etc.


International Music Festivals, Recitals and Concerts

Since immigrating to the U.S. in 1988,

Mr. Peytchinov has maintained an international presence performing in music festivals, recitals and concerts.

He was featured in two all-Shostakovich concerts in Seattle as part of an International Music Festival (with the New European Strings) broadcast on National Public Radio.

He performed as the bass soloist in a critically acclaimed world premiere of Shostakovich's two-piano version of the Thirteenth Symphony, Babi Yar,

in New York City and subsequently internationally.

This performance featured pianists Misha and Cipa Dichter, and poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko reading his famous text. Reviewed by the New York Times as

"an illuminating performance," the concert commemorated the 65th anniversary of the Baby Yar massacre.


Mentors and Teachers

His teachers and mentors



Gian Carlo Menotti,

Ghena Dimitrova,

Nikolai Ghiaurov,

Peter Gougaloff, 

Enrico di Giuseppe,

Raina Michailova,

Alberta Masiello,

Jane Klaviter,

Irina Stiglich,

Zlatina Mishakova,

Diane Richardson,

Nico Castel,

Corradina Caporello,

Thomas Grubb,

Howard Lubin,

Kathryn LaBouff,

Gina Levinson.




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Studies and Training


Formally trained as a pianist and composer, Mr. Peytchinov was awarded the


Gold Medal

at the Bulgarian National Conservatory “Pancho Vladigherov” for superior achievement in vocal performance, as well as the

Misha Popov Award

for vocal excellence.


At the



Gian Carlo Menotti,


Mr. Peytchinov was given a

full scholarship

to the Juilliard Opera Center,


where he studied voice with

Enrico di Giuseppe.

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Educator and Supporter of Vocal Talents



Mr. Peytchinov was

Chair of the Arts and Culture Festival of Sofia 2010 World Women’s Conference and part of the International Headquarters’ Council.

He is on the Advisory Committee of the Olga Forrai Foundation, which supports dramatic voices and also appears as judge of castings and vocal competitions




Giulio Gari Foundation 

Vocal Competition Judges



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Metropolitan Opera

Principal Artist


In 2000 Mr. Peytchinov


was named a


Metropolitan Opera

principle artist



has made regular appearances

on the stages of

New York City Opera,

Carnegie Hall


Lincoln Center.





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Recipient of Awards



of Major Competitions


In 1990 Mr. Peytchinov was

the winner

in the America Opera Auditions,

and in 1992 was the bass finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti Competition.



He has earned

additional recognition as

the recipient of awards

from both

the Sullivan Foundation


Olga Forrai Foundation.

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Artistic Director and Producer

Mr. Peytchinov is the Founder and the Artistic Director of 

Vocal Productions NYC,

Vocal Productions Bulgaria


Vocal Productions Asia

where he nurtures young talent

by regularly giving Master Classes and Master Courses for all vocal genres.

Some of his productions include:

Concert Tours and fully staged uncut operas in original languages:

Don Giovanni, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Ernani,

Ballo in Maschera, The Flying Dutchman, Pagliacci, Les Contes d’Hoffmann,

Don Carlo, Lucia di Lammermoor,

Brahms Requiem, Rossini Stabat Mater, Mozart Requiem etc.


As an educator and supporter of vocal talents, Maestro Peytchinov established “The Valentin Peytchinov Vocal Studio” in New York City and contributed his vocal expertise to “pierStudios.”

Vocal Productions NYC


Vocal Productions ASIA

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