Yova Milanova Yova Milanova starts very early her violin studies with her grandfather Trendafil Milanov. She takes her first tour when she was six years old as soloist with a chamber orchestra and plays her first solo recital at 10 years. At 11 the plays her debut in the Queen Elizabeth Hall (London) and records various pieces with symphony orchestra. She continues studies with her mother Stoika Milanova and later with André Gertler in Brussels and Walter Verdehr at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, USA, graduating with Honors in the Lubomir Pipkov National School of Music, Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music (both in Sofia, Bulgaria).
She was prize winner in the International Music Competition Maria Canals in Barcelona, Spain, and the Cobb Award Scholarship for her graduate studies at Michigan State University. Between 2013 and 2016 she was artistic director at Grace Notes Music Studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. She has frequently performed as soloist in Bulgaria, Portugal, France, Hungary, Germany, Spain, Holland, Venezuela and the USA.
In 2011 she had her Carnegie Hall debut (New York, USA) playing music of the Greek composer Dinos Constantinidis.
All through her teaching career she has been a firm promoter of the Milanov Method.
She lives in Madrid.
Begins her music studies in Italy obtaining magna cum laude diplomas of first and second level.
From 2006-2008 she followed advanced training course with Prof. Oleksander Semchuk at the School of Music of Fiesole (Italy) at the same time working as his only assistant for teaching small children.
In Hamburg, Germany, she takes the Master Course in Solo Performance with Prof. Christoph Schickedanz obtaining top grades. At the same time starts playing with orchestras in Kiel and Frankfurt der Oder.
In Berlin she studies posture improvement techniques from Moshé Feldenkrais (Feldenkrais Method) and Matthias Alexander (Alexander Technique). She receives training with coaches Loïc le Roy and Don Greene, experts in mental preparation of olympic athletes and successful musicians, and teaches in the Berlin/Potsdam school of orchestra training for children. At the same time she plays with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
In 2014 she moves to Spain, working with the Flilarmonía de Oviedo, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León. Since 2016 she teaches the Milanov Method.
Giovanni Bobisse joined the Italian Youth Orchestra after his graduation, and took several chamber music courses in Italy. He has studied with Giulio Franzetti, former concertmaster of Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, and specialized with him in orchestral playing at the Scuola Di Musica Di Fiesole in Florence. Since 1997 he has joined several orchestras and chamber groups in Italy and abroad.
Since 1997 he has joined several orchestras and chamber groups in Italy and abroad.
He moved to Manila, the Philippines, in 2013 to teach Strings at the International School Manila. During the same period, he has founded and directed the Tondo Chamber Orchestra, a project for children living on the slums of the Asian capital until 2017 when he moved back to Italy to teach violin in public schools.
As a teacher, he specializes in remedial techniques, string orchestra teaching, and Emotional Education.
In August he will move to Jakarta, Indonesia, to teach Orchestra at the Jakarta Intercultural School.