The Classic FM Radio Orchestra based in Sofia, Bulgaria was founded in 2002. Its growth is primarily related to two concert series – The Concertmasters, and The Music of America. The orchestra regularly features as soloists Bulgaria’s most talented young instrumentalists, who have garnered wide acclaim on the international podium, such as Vesko Panteleev-Eschkenazy, Svetlin Roussev, Vasko Vassilev, Mila Georgieva, and pianists, Ludmil Angelov and Georgi Cherkin, among others. Bulgarian concertgoers will always cherish the memories of the orchestra’s performances with classical music’s leading stars – Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, Nigel Kennedy, Pinchas Zukerman, Shlomo Mintz, Midori, Ennio Moriccone, Glenn Dicterow, Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Gluzman, Pepe Romero, and Richard Clayderman, among others.
The Classic FM Radio Orchestra has performed in Spain, Germany, France, Denmark, and Norway. The Orchestra has received four Crystal Lyre Awards.
Some of the orchestra’s most notable projects in the last concert seasons include the “Pixar in Concert” multimedia production (2016), concerts with great American violinists Joshua Bell and Gil Shaham (2017), as well as “Video Games Live” multimedia production, presented in 2019.