Faculty Profile

Yavet Boyadjiev (Violin)

Department : Strings and Chamber Music Department

Praised for her “great charm” and “exuberant virtuosity” by the New York Concert Review, violinist Yavet Boyadjiev has appeared throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East, as both solo and chamber musician. Miss Boyadjiev is currently teaching violin, string literature, and violin pedagogy at Mahidol University College of Music where she is also the Chair of the String Department. She is also a candidate for the Doctorate in Musical Arts degree at the City University of New York as a CUNY Fellowship Scholar.

Comfortably rooted in the standard repertoire and an advocate of new music, Ms. Boyadjiev holds a particular interest in composers of her native Cuba. She has given American premiers of works by Leo Brouwer and Juan Piñera among other composers and her performance appearances include the Look and Listen Festival, the Jewish Museum Summer Concert Series, and the Niagara Falls International Chamber Music Festival, among others. In 2002 Ms. Boyadjiev gave her New York City recital debut at Carnegie Hall as a winner of the Artists International Award. Most recently she was invited to participate in the international conference Ralph Vaughn Williams (1872-1958): Fifty Years On, where she played the composer’s seldom heard masterpiece Sonata in A for violin and piano.

Born into a family of prominent musicians, Ms. Boyadjiev graduated summa cum laude from the Higher Institute of Arts (Instituto Superior de Arte) in her native city of Havana, where she received a Bachelor of Music Degree and was recognized with a special excellence award in teaching. She then earned a Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music in New York as a full scholarship recipient.

Prior to her appointment at Mahidol, Ms. Boyadjiev served on the faculties of the Juilliard School, Brooklyn College, and the Midori Foundation, and gave master classes at the Kaufman Center in New York. Among her most influential teachers are Radosvet Boyadjiev, Michael Gilbert, Grigory Kalinovsky, Joe Corpus, Daniel Phillips, Raymond Erickson, Allan Atlas, and Robert McDonald. A deeply committed educator, she has trained many students who have gone on to study at prestigious conservatories such as Juilliard and Manhattan School.