Kalin Ivanov 4715 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn NY, 11219
Instruments:Cello, Ear Training, Music Business, Suzuki Method, World Music

Styles:Classical, Jazz, Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Rock – Alternative, Blues, Kids, World, Electronic, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:20 years
Rate:$70 / hr


Personal Statement

I work with students of all levels and ages. First Lesson is free.

Kalin Ivanov’s cello students are in range age from three years old to sixty +. He firmly believes that it is never too early or too late to study cello. Ivanov’s students have won assistantships and full and partial scholarships to Juilliard School, New York University, Manhattan School of Music, Marshall University, Adelphi University, Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory – Professional Division, Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, Indiana University, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and schools in Europe. Some of Kalin Ivanov’s best students have been selected to perform with professional orchestras such as the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and won prizes at competitions. Ivanovs students have performed on national and local television, including CNN and VH1 and have also performed at CARNEGIE HALL.

Education / Training


1998M.M. – Cello Performance
Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music (CUNY)
(Principal Teacher: Marion Feldman)
1995M.M. – Cello Performance
State Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria
1994B.M. – Music Education & Cello Performance
Academy of Music and Dance Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Received instruction and Master Classes with the following:

Laurence Lesser,(New England Conservatory); Samuel Rhodes,(Juilliard String Quartet); Nathaniel Rosen, (Gold Medallist – Tchaikovsky Competition, Manhattan School of Music); Steven Doane (The Royal Academy, London & Eastman School, NY); Andre Emelianoff (Juilliard School); David Soyer (member of Guarneri String Quartet, Manhattan School of Music); Stefan Popov (London); Michael Rudiakov (Manchester Music Festival); Anatoly Krastev (State Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria)


Brahms Double, Allegro(part 1), Hristo Popov, violin & Kalin Ivanov, cello

Roumi Petrova – Sonata # 1 – Elegy

Barber, Sonata op.6, Im.

Roumi Petrova – Gypsy Man With a Dancing Bear

Kalin Ivanov