Dimcho Velichkov was born on 11.08.1987 in Stara Zagora in a family of musicians. He started playing the piano when he was six.One year later he became a member of his father’s piano class as a student in” The National High School For Music, Dance and Theatre” Hristina Morfova, Stara Zagora.
He received his first award “ Young Hopes” from the IV international competition “ The Music And The Earth” when he was nine.
In 2002 he played in “ Hall Bulgaria” . One year later he was a soloist of the orchestra of The National State Opera , Stara Zagora. There he performed R. Shuman , piano concert in A-minor. He played as a soloist in Gap and Marseille as part of the international project “ Young Musical Talents” – Bulgaria and France.
In 2005 he graduated ” The National High School For Music, Dance and Theatre” Hristina Morfova, Stara Zagora with an excellence . Later that year he became a student at Konservatorum Wien – Privatuniversitat in the piano class of professor Franz Zettl.
In 2011 he obtained a bachelor degree in the piano class of professor Markus Prause. In 2015 he obtained a master degree. He has performed concerts in Bulgaria, Italy, France, Austria- Wien and Baden. He has taken part in the symphony orchestra “ Blue jeans soloist Vienna “.
In 2013 he was invited by the Bulgarian Culture Institute and The Bulgarian Embassy in Moscow to perform as part of the celebrations of the capital of Russia. The same year he performed in Toronto, Canada.
In the autumn of 2014 he played in Ulsan, Samchok, Yongul in The Republic of Korea .
He has participated in various competitions and festivals in Bulgaria and abroad. Some of them are “ Stage of The Young Performer” which was part of the Youth Festival for stage arts , Youth International Festival “ Muses” in Sozopol and “ Korean World Music Performing”
His teachers were professor Marcus Prauze, professor Igo Koch, professor Franz cetl and doctor Otto Probst.
Dimcho Velichkov has participated in the piano classes of professor Atanas Kurtev, professor Dimi Dimov, Ivaila Kirova, professor Krasimir Gatev, Aaron Short.
Dimcho Velichkov has played as a concert performer. He has worked with other young performers like Klara Shuman- flute, Hristina Lazarova- soprano, Ina Petkova-violoncello, Maiko Enomoto- violin, Miho Yamamura- piano.
National and International awards
1. First and Absolute award of the XIV international competition “ Internazionale di Muzica Euterpe in 2012, chairman of the jury was Marchelo Abado, brother of the well known conductor Klaudio Abado
2. Second award and silver medal from the XII international competition “ Euterpe”, Corato, Italy
3. First award ( composition) in 2004 “ A Play For a trumpet and a piano”
4. Second award and silver medal in the category “ A Piano Duo” from the Third National Competition “ Classic and Modern times”
5. Third award from the second national competition “ Vienna Classic “
6. A Diploma from the 17th national competition “ Svetoslav Obretenov”
7. A special award “ Young Talents “ from the 4th international competition “ The Music And The Earth”
8. A scholarship given by the music house “ Presto”
9. A diploma for significant art achievements by the mayor of Stara Zagora