Vasko Vassilev Biography (Wikipedia)
Vasko Vassilev (Bulgarian: Васко Василев; born October 14, 1970 in Sofia, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian violin player. At age eight, he already had his first public appearance and released his first record with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. At age 10 he began his studies on a government grant at the Central School of Music of Moscow Conservatory, especially designed for young talents. In 1987 he won his first International music competition in Paris, France. At age 23 he became the youngest Concertmaster ever of the Royal Opera House in London. In 2005 he made his debut as a conductor at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He also teaches Masterclasses for Violinists at the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music in London, and the Conservatory of Music in Spain. In 2010 he wrote an autobiography Vasko @ 40. In 2011 he became a judge on the panel of the Bulgarian jury for the reality show X factor.
Through the years he worked with artists like Plácido Domingo, Sting, The Rolling Stones, Vanessa-Mae, Lili Ivanova and others.
Vasko Vassilev Tracks