Acclaimed for passionate, powerful performances, beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument, violinist Bella Hristova is a young musician with a growing international career. Her 2016–17 season features numerous concerto, recital, and chamber music performances, as well as educational outreach activities. She has performed as soloist with Pinchas Zukerman and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center and with the New York String Orchestra under Jaime Laredo at Carnegie Hall. She performs frequently with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at many music festivals in the U.S. and abroad.
Ms. Hristova is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards: a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, first prize in the 2009 Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions, first prize in the New Zealand 2007 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, and laureate of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. She was awarded YCA’s Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship, the Mortimer Levitt Career Development Award for Women Artists, and the Gordon and Harriet Greenfield Foundation Artist Management Fellowship of YCA. She plays a 1655 Nicolò Amati violin, once owned by violinist Louis Krasner.