Stanimir Todorov (b. 1967 in Bulgaria). After studying the cello as early as the age of 7 at the Sofia Music School, Stanimir Todorov continued his studies with the maestro Zdravko Jordanov at the Sofia Academy of Music, from which he graduated with the highest distinction. A grant permitted him to attend the highly esteemed International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad in Switzerland, with the result that he left his native country to study with prominent personalities like Radu Aldulescu, Yehudi Menuhin, Alberto Lysy, Lory Wallfisch and others. In 1994 Stanimir Todorov distinguished himself in the international Rostropovich Competition in Paris and was also awarded the prize for the best interpretation of modern music: a commissioned work by the composer Alfred Schnittke. Besides working as solo cellist in the Orchestre Suisse Romande, Stanimir has been engaged as a soloist by orchestras including the French Radio Orchestra, the Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR.