Delcho Tenev began his music education in the “Dobrin Petkov” school under Prof. Darina Dankova in his hometown of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. At age 14 he moved to the U.S. and attended high school at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, studying with Prof. Todor Pelev. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he studied with Prof. Kevork Mardirossian, and then earned a Master’s degree and Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University where he was a student of Prof. Carol Cole.
Delcho has spent several summers at prestigious music festivals in the U.S. and abroad, including RoundTop International Music Festival in Texas, Spoleto Festival in South Carolina, Castleton Music Festival in Virginia, Penderecki Akademie held in Germany and Poland, and AIMS Festival held in Graz, Austria. He was invited to perform in numerous masterclasses and collaborate with important music personas such as Lorin Maazel, Kristof Penderecki, Leonard Slatkin, Paul Kantor, Ilya Kaler, Ruggiero Ricci, Schmuel Ashkenazy and Joel Smirnoff, among others. Delcho joined the violin section of the Colorado Symphony in September of 2015 and is happy to be playing great music with such a wonderful orchestra, as well as exploring the beautiful city of Denver, his new home.