valentin martchev 200x200A native of Bulgaria, Valentin Martchev joined the San Diego Symphony as Principal Bassoon in 2001. In 2006 he performed John Williams’ “Five Sacred Trees” Concerto with SD Symphony, and in 2013 performed Nino Rota’s Bassoon Concerto with San Bernadino Symphony. He has also performed with LA Phil and Cincinnati Symphony. His festival performances include Tanglewood, Mainly Mozart, Marlboro, and La Jolla Music Society SummerFest. He is on the faculty of Cal State Fullerton and SDSU and plays on a 1985 Heckel Biebrich.

Valentin Martchev last performed for La Jolla Music Society in SummerFest 2015.

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