Considered as guitarist with unique artistry, musical approach and mastery on his instrument, George Vassilev was born in Bulgaria in 1966.
guitar studies with Lijuben Haralambiev in Varna.
In 1987 he continued his development at the Kiev Conservatory in Ukraine with N. Mikhailenko.
has performed in prestigious music venues worldwide, including the St-Peterburg's Hermitage, Opera House, Sydney, Royal Festival Hall, London, Victoria Hall, Geneva, New Opera House, Copenhagen, The Arts Centre
, Melbourne, Waterfront Hall, Belfast among others.
As a soloist, G. Vassilev has been invited to collaborate with concerts managers such as The Springboard Concert Trust
, LACCS and IMG Artists in U.K., "Georg Horthagel's Konzertdirektion" in Germany and has performed with orchestras, such as the National Symphony Orchestra of Italy, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the St. Petersburg Hermitage Chamber Orchestra, the Sofia State Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra
While pursuing his
solo activities he
has always found great inspiration in chamber music through different variety of genres - from renaissance and baroque to tango, jazz and electroacoustic music.
eclectic personality and cosmopolitan artistic interests involved him in projects, which constantly cross stylistic borders, exploring new horizons and relations between music, sound, images, lights, movements or dance.
is often sought after for collaboration as a chamber musician as well.
has given concerts throughout Europe, Brazil, the United States and Australia with many world-renowned musicians, such as Michel Tirabosco, James Crabb, Richard Toghetti, Christophe Fellay, Ejnar Kanding, Brigitte Fournier, André Ducret, Stéphane Chapuis, Emmanuel Pahud and others.
Recording is an activity for which George Vassilev
shows particular interest.
Apart for Radio broadcast and TV, he
often takes part in studio projects with modern or experimental music.
has released 12 CD's (2 solo), distributed by companies such as Fidesson, Artlab, Swiss Radio International, Switzerland, Mega Sofia, Bulgaria, IMUK, Denmark, MHR, Australia or by his
own label GV Records.
lead the guitar class for superior and post graduate studies at the Conservatory of Lausanne
, Campus of Sion (HEMU), Switzerland.