A Far Cry would like to congratulate Gergana Haralampieva, one of three winners of this season's Young Artist Competition. Gergana will join A Far Cry in performances of Tchaikovsky's Souvenir De Florence later this month. Buy tickets to see Gergana with A Far Cry in Jordan Hall!
Gergana Haralampieva was born on January 29, 1994 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria into a family of professional musicians. When she was nine months old, she moved to the Czech Republic where her parents worked. Gergana began to play the violin at five and a half years of age. She started earning successes in international violin competitions for children- “Talents for Europe,” Slovakia, (1st prize), “Kocian,” and “Prague Junior Note,” the Czech Republic, (1st prizes) in 2003 and 2004. She moved with her family to Boston in 2005, continuing her violin education in the Preparatory School of the NEC, first as a student of Farhoud Moshfegh, and currently as a student of Paul Biss. In 2006 Gergana won the New England String Ensemble’s Concerto Competition and in 2007 she was the winner of the Second Connecticut International Young Artist Competition in Stamford. Gergana is a member of the YPO led by Benjamin Zander. In 2007 and 2009, Gergana was a soloist with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2008, she won the Concerto Competition of the NEC’s Preparatory School. Gergana lives with her parents in Norwood and in September of 2009 began her studies at Walnut Hill School in Natick.