Iva Raykova

Iva R.

Dallas, TX

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Iva delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 4+ and males 0

Teaching since:
February 2009

Iva R., originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician USA, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia and Bulgaria. She has taken master classes with Marta Katz, Wolfgang Klos, Avri Levitan, Samuel Rhodes, Gertrud Weinmeister, Hugo Wolf Quartet, Cavani Quartet and others . Ms. R. was a participant in the International Seminar for Baroque music in Blankenburg, Germany, International Music Festival “March Music Days” (Bulgaria), International Chamber Music Festival (USA-Bulgaria), International Summer Academy “Music in the Mountains” (CO,USA)and Brevard Music Center Institute (NC,USA). Iva R. has prizes from “Young Virtuosi Competition”, Bulgaria, “Competition for German and Austrian Music” ( Bourgas) in Chamber music category. She has performed with orchestras such as: Societa Filarmonia Udine (Italy), Brevard Music Center Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, Simfonieta Vidin (Bulgaria), Sinfonieta Pernik (Bulgaria), Shumen Philharmony, “March music days” Festival Orchestra (Bulgaria) and Youth Philharmony Sofia. Iva R. has performed with orchestras and chamber groups in concert tours in USA, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia and Bulgaria. Iva R. graduated from the National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov” in Sofia,Bulgaria in 2007. She continued her studies in the National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” until 2009. In 2013 Ms R. earned Bachelor degree in Viola performance from Texas Christian University and Master Degree in performance from Southern Methodist University.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am dedicated to helping students gaining and developing their musical skills. I like to approach the working process with each student differently, based on what the individual needs require. I am flexible with lesson times and am
happy to go along with requests for studying material.

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Master of Music Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Southern Methodist University
Bachelor Degree in Music Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Texas Christian University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

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Clarke Sonata
Photo by Iva R.

Photo by Iva R.

Photo by Iva R.


2 Reviews

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Kaitlyn G. Jan 6, 2016
Violin · In studio

Teacher seems to be a very good instructor, my daughter was very happy with the instruction.

Thomas Nov 25, 2015
Violin · In studio

Iva is patient and very attentive to make sure, as a beginning older adult, that my technique is correct so my ttime spent practicing is done with the best habits for good technique.
I would recommend her to students of any level.

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