Valentin Peytchinov

Bulgarian-born bass

Valentin Peytchinov

has sung extensively throughout the world and made his home in New York City.

He has appeared all over

his native Bulgaria and on the opera, concert and recital stages of

the United States,

Italy, Germany,

Austria, Mexico,

Canada, Ireland,

Poland and China.

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

include

Gian Carlo Menotti,

Ghena Dimitrova,

Nikolai Ghiaurov,

Peter Gougaloff, 

Enrico di Giuseppe,

Raina Michailova,

Alberta Masiello,

Jane Klaviter.

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Photo: Nikolai Ghiaurov with Valentin

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 recommendation of

Gian Carlo Menotti,

Mr. Peytchinov was given a

full scholarship to the Juilliard Opera Center,

where he studied voice with

Enrico di Giuseppe.

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, that supports dramatic voices.

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.”

Metropolitan Opera

Principal Artist

In 2000 Mr. Peytchinov

was named a

Metropolitan Opera principle artist

and

has made regular appearances

on the stages of

New York City Opera,

Carnegie Hall

and

Lincoln Center.

Recipient of Awards

and

Winner

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

and Olga Forrai Foundation.

Artistic Director and Producer

Mr. Peytchinov is the Founder and the Artistic Director of Vocal Productions NYC, Vocal Productions Bulgaria

and

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.

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Vocal Productions NYC

Vocal Productions ASIA

with Paul Plishka