Krasimira ( Krasi ) Ivanov, Violinist/Violist won 1st Prize at National Violin Competition, Bulgaria and 2nd Prize at 14 Violin Competition in “D.  Chintulov” Music School, Bulgaria. She holds Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Violin performance and Music Education from the Academy of Music and Dance Art, Bulgaria. In 2004 she graduate with Master of Music in violin performance from Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College in the violin class of Prof. Masao Kawasaki. Krasi has made broadcasts for Bulgarian National Television and Radio, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, WNYE Radio, New York, and has also concertized in Spain, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and the USA. She performed intensively and recorded with Plovdiv State Philharmonic and Opera Theater, Stara Zagora State Opera, AMDA Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta-Sofia Orchestra, and others. She performed with the Brooklyn College Orchestra, Manhattan Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble du Monde, The Forte String Quartet, Bulgarian Piano Quartet and Trio “BG”. She was a violin instructor at Empire State College, SUNY, International Festival for Strings, OH; Rondo Music Festival, VT and for young students at Brooklyn College String Project and the Carroll School (P.S.58) String Program. Mrs. Ivanov currently teaches violin and viola at the Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, CUNY; Summit Music Festival, NY and her private studio in Brooklyn. She is presented by BV Artists International as a member of The Forte String Quartet. More info at: