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.
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J. S. Bach, Solosuite for Cellosolo No. 1 and No. 3
F. Rentzsch, 3 Fantasypieces for Violoncello solo
J. C. F. Bach Sonata D-Dur
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 Concertpolonaise (op. 14)
D. Popper, Dance of the elves (Op. 39)
F. W. Rust, Sonata in A-major
L. van Beethoven, Tripelconcerto in C-major (op.56)
A. Dvorak, Celloconcerto in h-minor (op.104)
J. Haydn, Celloconcerto in C-major (Hob. VIIb:1)
J. Haydn, Celloconcerto in D-major (Hob VIIb:4)
C. Saint-Saens, Celloconcerto No.1 a-Moll (op. 33)
A. Vivaldi, Celloconcerto in a-minor (RV 418)
F. M. Bartholdy, Trio for violin,cello and piano in d-minor (op. 49)
L. van Beethoven, Trio for violin, cello and piano No. 3 in c-moll, (op.1)
J. N. Hummel, Trio for violin, cello and piano in G-major (op. 65)
F. Kreisler, Marche Miniature Viennoise for violin, cello and piano
L. van Beethoven, Trio for vioin, cello and piano 14 variations es-major (op.44)
W. A. Mozart, Trio for piano, violin and cello in e-major
B. Smetana, Trio for violin, violoncello and piano g-minor (op. 15)
J. Suk, Elegie in des-major op 23 (Adagio) for violin, violoncello and piano
F. M. Bartholdy, Stringoktett Es-Major op.20
L. Boccherini, Sonate D-Dur and 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
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)
N. Paganini, Duetto No. 2 for cello and violin (Raffaelli-Malusi)
E. Schulhoff, Sonata for violin and cello
B. Smetana, String Quartet N.1 in E minor