Our professors are piano virtuosos, all having graduated from world renowned institutions such as the Royal Academy of Music and Manhattan School of Music. They have also performed in some of the world's most prestigious venues, from Wigmore Hall to Lincoln Centre.
Born into a musical family, Dilyan studied at the ‘Panayot Pipkov’ National School of Arts, Bulgaria.
At the age of seven he began playing the piano under the tutorage of Antoaneta Vodenicharova. In 2013, he was offered a scholarship to study as an International Music Scholar at Whitgift School, London where he studied with Tatiana Sarkissova. In September 2015 Dilyan commenced his studies with scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, tutored by Head of Keyboard Ronan O’Hora and Peter Bithell.
Dilyan frequently performs as a soloist with orchestras, in addition to giving solo recitals. He has performed in Europe, UK and USA. Since arriving in the UK Dilyan has performed regularly in many venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Milenium Centre, Fairfield Halls, Barbican Centre and others. He has been a soloist of orchestras such as Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Whitgift Chamber Orchestra, Schumen Philharmonic Orchestra, Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dilyan has won prizes in many prestigious national and international competitions including First prize at the 18th International Music Competition ‘Hopes, Talents, Masters’, Bulgaria, First Prize at the 20th National Competition ‘Varban Varbanov’, First and a Special Prize for best interpretation of a piece composed by Pancho Vladigerov at the National Competition for Pianist and Violinists ‘Pancho Vladigerov’, Bulgaria, First Prize at the 5th National Competition ‘Diko Iliev’, Bulgaria, Second Prize at 2nd National Competition for Pianists ‘Mila Mihaylova’,Bulgaria,, Third Prize at the 8th International Competition ‘Franz Schubert’, Bulgaria, Third Prize and a Special Prize of Foundation ‘Ss. Cyril and Methodius’ at the International Music Competition ‘Young Virtuosos’, Bulgaria , Third Prize at the Concorso Internationale di Pianoforte “Mme. Rosina Lhevinne”- San Marco di Castellabate , Italy and others .
He has taken part in master classes with many leading pianists, most notably Dmitri Bashkirov, Craig Sheppard, Dmitri Alexeev, Robert Levin, Aquiles Della Vigne, Janina Fialkowska, Ludmil Angelov, Milena Mollova, Plamena Mangova, Marina Kapacinskaya, Henri Sigfridsson, Yuliya Lipmanovich.
Dilyan is a Talent Unlimited Artist.