Bobby Kostadinov

All prize winners
EMCY Prize
Nationality: Bulgarian
Instrument: Strings
Date of birth 1999/01/01
Promoted by EMCY, GMAF - Discover music tour 2018

Bobby Kostadinov was born in 1999 in Leipzig and he has been playing cello since the age of seven. Sven Schreiber was his first teacher at the Music School Leipzig “Johann-Sebastian-Bach”, followed by Anna Niebuhr in the young talents class of the HMT Leipzig “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”. Since October 2017, Bobby is studying violoncello with Prof. Peter Bruns at the same university.

Bobby participates for years in the competition Jugend musiziert and received several times the first prize in different categories. In 2014, he received the prestigious prize “Felix-Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” together with his sister Diana Kostadinova. He received also two special prizes from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, the special prize of the Hummel-Gesellschaft Weimar, a prize from the Ingeborg Fahrenkamp-Schäffler Foundation and the Central German Youth Music Prize of the Holger Koppe Foundation. Since September 2016, he is a scholarship holder of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation.

From 2014 to 2017, Bobby participated with various ensembles in the enviaM-competition “Musik aus Kommunen” and received a first prize four times in a row at the national level.

From 2011 to 2013, Bobby was the first cellist in the string orchestra of his music school and performed several times as a soloist at concerts. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Leipzig Music School and since November 2015 the first solo cellist.

In 2017, Bobby performed Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto together with his Trio Passionissimo and the “Bergischen Symphoniker” at “Marler Debüt” and “Jugend brilliert”. In the same year, he also performed as a soloist with the Youth Symphony Orchestra at Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in Leipzig, in Budapest and at the Wachau-Festival-Nights.

If you are interested in working with Bobby, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



J. S. Bach – Solosuite for Cello solo No.1 and No.3
F. Rentzsch – 3 Fantasypieces for Violoncello

With Piano

J. C. F. Bach – Sonata D Major
L. Boccherini – Sonata No.6 in A Major
F. Chopin – Polonaise Brillante (Op.22)
A. Dvórak – Rondo in G minor (Op.94)
E. Granados – Intermezzo by the opera Goyescas
N. Paganini – Introduction and Variations on “Dal tuo stellato soglio” from Rossini’s “Mosè”
D. Popper – Concert polonaise (Op.14)
D. Popper – Dance of the elves (Op.39)
F. W. Rust – Sonata in A Major

With Orchestra

L. Van Beethoven – Tripel concerto in C Major (Op.56)
A. Dvorak – Cello concerto in B minor (Op.104)
J. Haydn – Cello concerto in C Major Hob.VIIb/1
J. Haydn – Cello concerto in D Major Hob.VIIb/4
C. Saint-Saens – Cello concerto No.1 in A minor (Op.33)
A. Vivaldi – Cello concerto in A minor RV418

Chamber Music

F. M. Bartholdy – Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in D minor (Op.49)
F. M. Bartholdy – Stringoktett E flat Major (Op.20)
L. Van Beethoven – Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No.3 in C minor, (Op.1)
L. Van Beethoven – Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano 14 variations E Major (Op.44)
L. Boccherini – Sonate D Major for Violin and Cello
R. Glière – Duos for Violin and Cello (Op.39)
J. Halvorsen – Passacaglia by a theme from G. F. Händel for Violin and Cello
J. Halvorsen – Sarabande con Variazioni (Op.8) for Violin and Cello
J. N. Hummel – Trio for violin, cello and piano in G-major (Op.65)
F. Kreisler – Marche Miniature Viennoise for Violin, Cello and Piano
V. Meza – Tres Miniaturas Latinoamerikanas for Cello and Violin
W. T. Mifune – Sechs vergnügliche Etüden for Cello and Violin
V. Monti – Czardas (arr. by Woflgang Birtel for Violin and Cello)
W. A. Mozart – Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in E Major
N. Paganini – Duetto No.2 for Cello and Violin (Raffaelli-Malusi)
E. Schulhoff – Sonata for Violin and Cello
B. Smetana – String Quartet No.1 in E minor
B. Smetana – Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano G minor (Op. 15)
J. Suk – Elegie in D flat Major (Op.23) Adagio for Violin, Cello and Piano


J.Chr.F.Bach: Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier D-Dur, 1. Allegro - Carl Bechstein Wettbewerb 2015