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Short Biography of Doychin Raychev and Miroslav Boyadzhiev

The Bulgarians Doychin Raychev (born 1976 in Varna) and Miroslav Boyadzhiev (born 1976 in Plovdiv) graduated from the National Academy of Music in Sofia having studied there with Prof. Milena Mollova and Prof. Zheni Zacharieva. Already performing as a piano duo both of them continue their studies at the Academy of the Arts in Bern, in the soloists' class of Prof. Rada Petkova. Further important impulses follow thanks to their specializing in the masterclasses of Klaus Hellwig in Berlin and Fou Ts'ong in London. As "Duo Accento" they have won numerous contests, amongst those the First and the Special Prizes for the Interpretation of Russian Music as part of the 1999 International Contest in Sofia. In 2000 they went First Prize in the 5th International Piano Duo Contest in Tokyo, Japan. These successes marked the beginnings of their activities as concert artists throughout Europe - on various international stages as well as in the studios of the Bulgarian National Television, the Bulgarian National Radio, and of Radio FM in Tokyo. The Swiss Radio Stations SR Espace 2 and DRS 2 have also broadcast their concerts. The duo's repertoire covers almost all works written between the 19th century and the present. The ensemble is best known for its interpretation of contemporary music and was awarded Special Prize of the 2006 Rome Festival of Modern Music. In addition both musicians keep focussing on their collaboration with aspiring as well as with renowned composers such as Dieter Ammann, Jurg Wyttenbach, and Teresa Procacini. This website is best viewed with Flash!