School of Music Visiting Artist
Biliana Voutchkova is a dynamic and thoroughly engaged interdisciplinary artist, violinist, composer, improviser and curator with truly personal, unconventional artistic language. Through the prism of listening, her early training in classical music and the many years of development as contemporary artist-performer, she explores states of spontaneity and intuitive resonance embodied in her multifaceted activities. Her constant creative research and work spans the widest possible range of sound, vision, movement and includes long durational / multidisciplinary performances, concerts, audiovisual works, compositions and installations with focus on the sound space.
Based between Berlin and her rural residency on the black sea coast of Bulgaria, she works as a soloist and with renowned ensembles such as the Splitter Orchestra, Voutchkova/Thieke duo, Jane in Ether, United Berlin, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Ensemble Modern, etc. Biliana is the founder and curator of the DARA String Festival and a recent recipient of the Composition Stipend from the Berliner Senate, grants from INM/Berlin, ADK/Akademie der Kunste Berlin, Musikfonds and the Trust for Mutual Understanding/New York.