Virtuoso clarinettist Boyan Ivanov, alumnus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music as well as a Making Music Young Concert Artist award winner, is looking to expand his busy portfolio of private and school teaching.
An active soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician which has led him to perform at high-profile venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, and Royal Festival Hall, he is also an experienced and knowledgeable teacher.
Available for clarinet lessons for students of all ages and standards, that can be tailor-made to the needs of each individual.
Hours can be flexible to suit in London, Zones 1-3
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Clarinet, Piano and Music Theory
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Guildhall Artist Master's – MMus in Orchestral Training (2010) from Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London)
FTCL – Fellowship Diploma in Recital in Clarinet (2009) from Trinity College of Music (London)
Bachelor's Degree Instrumental Arts – Clarinet (2005) from Plovdiv Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts (Bulgaria)
- Where do you teach?
Swiss Cottage, Hampstead, West Hampstead, Paddington, Marylebone, South Kensington, Chelsea, Parsons Green, Fulham, Clapham Junction
I can offer lessons at my place NW6 or at students' homes/offices
- When are you available?
Flexible schedules. Please contact me for more info.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages and levels
- What kind of experience do you have?
Based in London, with over 10 years of experience of performance and teaching experience. In demand for recitals, chamber, and orchestral concerts, regularly performing at prestigious venues across UK and Europe, as well as private and school teaching.
Please feel free to have a look at my biography below.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
30mins. lesson - £30
45mins. lesson - £40
60mins. lesson - £50
• 2015 – 2019 London Youth Conservatoire (London) (Previously known as Music’All – A School of Music for All) – Clarinet Teacher
• 2017 – 2018 Arts First – Providers of Music Education (London) – Visiting Clarinet Teacher
• 2014 – 2015 Arts Academy (London) – Clarinet Professor
• 2013 – 2014 Westminster Academy (London) – Visiting Clarinet Teacher
• 2012 – 2013 St. Aloysius’ College (London) – Visiting Clarinet Teacher
• 2011 – 2012 St. Vincent’s Catholic School (London) – Visiting Clarinet Teacher
• 2009 – Present Private Clarinet Teacher/Tutor (London)
Boyan Ivanov is a versatile and virtuosic clarinettist from Bulgaria who has enjoyed great success as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician, performing at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including the Barbican Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Cadogan Hall, Kings Place, and St John’s Smith Square, among many others.
Ivanov studied at the Plovdiv Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts under the tutelage of Petko Radev, long-time principal clarinettist of Milan’s La Scala, where he toured extensively throughout Europe and South Korea, as well as winning numerous prizes and awards including the Third Prize at the 2003 International Competition for French Music Performance. He continued his studies with Spanish virtuoso Joan Enric Lluna at Trinity College of Music graduating with the FTCL Recital Diploma in Clarinet, before progressing to postgraduate studies at the renowned Guildhall School for Music & Drama, studying under Julian Farrell, Nicholas Carpenter and Andrew Webster. During his time at GSMD, Ivanov was awarded the Making Music Philip & Green Award for Young Concert Artists which led to numerous recitals for music societies across the UK and invitations to perform as a soloist with the Dulwich and Warwickshire Symphony Orchestras.
Ivanov has participated in masterclasses with eminent clarinettists such as Michael Collins, Andrew Marriner, Robert Spring, Charles Neidich, Reiner Wehle, Nicolas Balderou, and Hervé Cligniez to name but a few.
Ivanov has a vibrant freelance career, playing regularly with a variety of orchestras, including the Hastings Philharmonic, Vox Vanguard, London Arts Orchestra, Orion Orchestra, Firebird Orchestra, Orpheus Sinfonia, King’s Chamber Orchestra, Aldwych Sinfonia, Guernsey Sinfonietta, Ensemble OrQuesta, and the Co-Opera Company and OperaUpClose orchestras. He has been a regular guest principle clarinet of the State Opera Plovdiv Orchestra since 2017. In addition, Ivanov is a founding member of the Inspirity Ensemble and the Trinity Trio with which he remains an active solo and chamber musician to this day.
Highlights of Ivanov’s performance career include his Kings Place debut performing the UK premiere of American composer Deborah Netanel’s Before, and a further performance at the venue collaborating with the world-renowned Chilingirian Quartet; performing at Wigmore Hall as part of the Chamber Tots programme; and performances of Weber’s Clarinet Concerto no.2 with the King’s College London Chamber Orchestra. In addition, Ivanov participated in the “Celebrating Jon Lord” concert with the Orion Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall beside rock legends Deep Purple and subsequently performed on the “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” UK Tour with Rick Wakeman.
Recent engagements include a successful tour to China with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in which he performed Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major as a soloist; further performances of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major with the innovative London-based immersive classical arts production company, Vox Vanguard; a performance at the prestigious ceremony of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards as part of the Pan-Armenian Symphony Orchestra (broadcast live on Medici.tv and Classic FM); and two performances at the “Golden Diana” Music Festival in his hometown of Yambol, Bulgaria. This included appearances in a recital with regular chamber partner French-Taiwanese pianist Lysianne Chen, and as a soloist in Theodosii Spasov’s Double Concerto for Kaval, Clarinet and Symphony Orchestra, alongside the legendary Bulgarian kaval player himself (both concerts were recorded and broadcast on Bulgarian national channel, DTV). In addition, the Ivanov & Chen Duo returned to Bulgaria to perform at the prestigious Balabanov's House Music Days International Festival in Plovdiv in July 2019.
The Ivanov & Chen Duo will release their debut album, “Euphony”, in Autumn 2019 featuring classic works and unique popular arrangements for clarinet and piano including music by Brahms, Elgar, Sarasate, Piazzolla, and Gershwin.
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