Age: 29 years old
Georgi Dobrev was born in the town of Plovdiv (Bulgaria). At the age of seven, he started playing the kaval (a traditional Bulgarian folklore instrument). He studied for twelve years at a music school in Plovdiv. In 2013, he was accepted to study at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv. During his student years, he performed as a soloist in the academy’s folk orchestra, as well as with many other groups. He graduated in 2017 and now he works in the Academic folk Ensemble. Also works as a kaval teacher. Georgi Dobrev has won several first prizes in national competitions, recordings with the folk orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio, and albums with different projects.
He plays with a wide range of groups and performs concerts in Bulgaria and other countries. He participates in festivals and events like “Jazzopen Stuttgart”, “Expo 2020 Dubai”. Now he is a part of the project “I Silenti”, guided by the composer and saxophone player – Fabrizio Cassol.