Krassimir Sterev, accordeon
Krassimir Sterev was born in Bulgaria, where he started his musical education in Plovdiv. He continued his studies at the Music University in Graz, Austria and also in Denmark, where he held a scholarship from the Royal Danish Academy of Music and finished his studies as accordionist in a soloist class. His musical development was strongly influenced by teachers like Mogens Ellegaard, James Crabb and Georg Schulz.
Krassimir Sterev internationally performs as a soloist and member of chamber music formations, ensembles and orchestras and participates in many renowned festivals. His engagements also include performances in various theatre and dance theatre productions and projects specifically developed for children.
Since 2003 Krassimir Sterev has been a member of Klangforum Wien. He has also worked with the Vienna Philharmonic (under Pierre Boulez and Daniel Barenboim), the London Philharmonia Orchestra and the RSO Wien, with Ensemble Kontrapunkte, musikFabrik and Ensemble Phace amongst others and is part of Trio Amos.
Krassimir Sterev also focusses his attention on the development of a special repertoire for accordion. Many composers have written new pieces for him (amongst others Bernhard Lang, Pierluigi Billone, Bernhard Gander, Olga Neuwirth, Aureliano Cattaneo), which he also premiered.