B i o g r a p h y

Bozhana Pavlova


   was born in Pleven, Bulgaria. From 2003 to 2008 she studied at the National Music School "Ljubomir Pipkov" in Sofia with Prof. Stolina Dobreva. After that she became a student at Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna in the class of Univ.-Prof. Mag. ArtD. Jorgos Panetsos. In 2015 she finished her Master's degree in concert classical guitar with full excellence. In addition, Bozhana finished also with excellence her second study in pedagogy for guitar at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna with em.o.Univ.Prof. Walter Würdinger and Univ.-Prof. Adriano Del Sal. 2019 she completed her PhD. at the New Bulgarian University with Prof. Dr. Panayot Panayotov.

   Bozhana is a laureate of a number of competitions in Bulgaria, Romania, Montenegro, Croatia, Albania, Germany and Italy. Moreover, she received a grant for high artistic achievements from the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria and two grants for best results  from Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. In 2014 she was awarded the prestigious grant ‘STARTStipendium’ for talented young musicians by the Austrian Ministry for Education, Art and Culture. In 2016 she became an awardee of SYLFF Tokyo Foundation, which supports exceptional young talents.

   She attended masterclasses of guitarists like David Russell, Carlo Marchione, Marcin Dylla, Aniello Desiderio, Goran Krivokapic, Dale Kavanagh, Olaf Van Gonnissen, Ivo Kaltschev, George Vassilev, Hopkinson Smith, Gerhard Reichenbach and many others.

   Bozhana Pavlova is a guitar professor at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and Johann-Joseph-Fux-Conservatory in Graz. She is also a founder of Guitar Duo ''Artistic'' together with the guitarist Aleksandar Visokomogilski. She has given concerts in 13 renowned theater halls in China. Together with Tuma Orchestra and the conductor Friedel Zacherl Bozhana has performed as a soloist at the famous "Wiener Konzerthaus" in Mozart Hall and Schubert Hall. The guitarist has been working on contemporary music projects with the conductor Keith Harris (Australia), the composers Franz Fellner (Austria) and Christopher R. Acquavella (USA). In a collaboration with the Japanese singer Maki Yoshizawa Bozhana accomplished her Master's thesis, analyzing and performing the music of Hans Werner Henze and his "Chamber music 1958".

  Bozhana is sharing her professional experience with students also while giving masterclasses at international festivals such as Forum Gitarre Wien, Sofia Classical Guitar Days, Pleven Guitar Festival, Seckau Summer Academy, Zeillern Guitar Seminar and others. She has been also invited as a jury member at international guitar competitions in Europe.

   Bozhana Pavlova plays with strings for classical guitar, provided by Hannabach.


Bozhana Pavlova