The young Bulgarian violinist Dimitrika Tuturilova started playing the violin at age four. She has performed in Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Japan, US. Since her arrival in the United States, she has performed with the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Concertmaster as well as with Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, Spoleto Music Festival US, Erie Philharmonic, Sofia Philharmonic, New Symphony Orchestra.
She attended Duquesne University while pursuing the very competitive Artist Diploma. She pursued her Bachelor’s Degree at the National Music Academy “P. Vladigerov” (Sofia, Bulgaria) studying with Professor Evelina Arabadjieva. Miss Tuturilova currently studies with Christopher Wu, First violin in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She has attended Master classes with Professor Yfrah Neaman, Kevork Mardirossian, Kevin Lawrence, and Maria Radicheva. She has won International Competitions as violinist, “Young Music Talents” (Sofia, Bulgaria), Special Prize of the Strings Department (2002), “The Beach of Hope” (Albena, Bulgaria) 2nd prize and medal (1998). As a composer - World Harp Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, Author’s Composition, selected to present Eastern European Music (2002); “The Music on the New Millenium” (Sofia, Bulgaria), Prize 2000, (1999). And chamber group “Hopes, Talent, Masters” (Dobrich, Bulgaria) Special Prize for original ensemble (violin and harp) (2000)