Florida’s Jacksonville Symphony Appoints New Concertmaster


Adelya Nartadjieva will work alongside the orchestra’s Music Director Courtney Lewis, passing on Lewis’ musical concepts to the assorted string sections and stepping in for a soloist ought to any unexpected circumstances happen.

Commenting on Nartadjieva’s new function, Lewis stated: “Adelya is a first-rate violinist with a stupendous sound. She’s performed with most of the world’s most interesting conductors and can carry talent to the Jacksonville Symphony in spades. She additionally did one thing superb throughout her trial weeks right here: created consensus between the orchestra, the search committee and me! I’m very enthusiastic about having her be part of us, particularly after such an extended search.”

Winner of a number of worldwide competitions in Greece, Singapore, United States, Russia, and Uzbekistan, Nartadjieva’s awards embrace the primary prize on the Woolsey Concerto Competitors at Yale, the Gershwin Worldwide Competitors, an schooling grant from the Rachel Barton Pine Basis, in addition to the Broadus Erle Prize from the Yale Faculty of Music.

Nartadjieva is a graduate of the Yale Faculty of Music with a Grasp’s Diploma, the place she studied with Hyo Kang, Manhattan Faculty of Music the place she studied with Glenn Dicterow and Lisa Kim, and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore with Qian Zhou.

From 2016-2018, Nartadjieva was a member of Ensemble Join (previously generally known as Ensemble ACJW), a extremely selective two-year fellowship program underneath the joint auspices of Carnegie Corridor, The Weill Institute, and The Juilliard Faculty. With Ensemble Join, she carried out commonly at Carnegie Corridor, usually in collaboration with famend conductors and visitor artists resembling Sir Simon Rattle at Zankel Corridor.

In addition to performing, Nartadjieva can be dedicated to arts advocacy and schooling. She served as a instructing artist for Carnegie Corridor at New York Metropolis faculties via her intensive instructional outreach working with Ensemble Join. Moreover, Nartadjieva and a fellow colleague from Ensemble Join co-founded Chime for Kids, a company that goals to carry pleasure and inspiration via interactive performances to youngsters with restricted publicity and entry to music.

“I’m so delighted to be becoming a member of the Jacksonville Symphony household for subsequent season and the years to come back,” stated Nartadjieva. “It’s an honor to be a part of such a vibrant and heat creative ambiance. I can’t wait to make music collectively and share it with the neighborhood.”


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