Svetla Kalcheva, Violinist, has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and an orchestra violinist on stages across Europe, Asia, and the United States including Carnegie Hall, New York, the Bulgaria Concert Hall, Sofia, the Shanghai Grand Theater, the Beijing National Center for Performing Arts, the Shenzhen Concert Hall, and the Royal College of Music, London. She has performed both as a soloist and chamber music player in numerous recitals and festivals in the US, England, and Bulgaria. Svetla has been a soloist with the Bulgarian State Orchestra and has appeared in radio and TV broadcasts.

Svetla has won several national and international awards and competitions including the Kansas City Music Club Award, the Kocian International Competition, the Crescendo Award International Competition, Chancellor's Talent Award, and the Obretenov Competition among others. She has performed in master-classes with Devy Erlh, Mark Peskanov, Nadja-Solerno Sonnenberg, and Walter Verdehr. Former teachers include internationally acclaimed prof. Benny Kim and prof. Stoyka Milanova.

Svetla earned her Doctorate in Musical Arts Degree in Violin Performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Violin Performance at the Pancho Vladigerov National Conservatory of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria.