“The many extended violin solos throughout all four movements were delivered with fine style and security by Concertmistress Dorisiya Yosifova”

– CVNC North Carolina, in a review of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.1 

Recent Highlights:

  • In February 2018, Dorisiya was named a First Prize Winner in the “Best Mozart Performance” competition from the Great Composer series! Winning performance below:

  • In March 2018, Dorisiya was interviewed by the BostonVoyager Magazine. See full interview here.

“There is a special, almost out-of-this-world quality to music in a live concert setting as each performance is always different than all others. Every performance is an intimate moment between the performer and their audience that cannot be replicated. A certain atmosphere is created that is unlike any other art.”

-Dorisiya Yosifova, March 2018




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Born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, Dorisiya Yosifova is a Boston-based violinist and instructor. Her musical training began very early on, and her first solo debut came at the age of 7 with the Gabrovian Chamber Orchestra in Bulgaria. By the time Dorisiya was in middle school, she had already committed to pursuing music for a career and was accepted to the National School of Music in Sofia. There, under the instruction of Katya Dramalieva, Dorisiya won numerous national and international competitions.

At 15, Dorisiya won a full scholarship to the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California and left her home country to study in the US. During her years at Idyllwild, Dorisiya won the Idyllwild Arts Academy Concerto Competition and the Eastern Music Festival award for Orchestral excellence, as well as Idyllwild Arts Academy’s “Most Outstanding Freshman” award. She gained invaluable training in ensemble playing as concertmaster of the Idyllwild Arts Academy orchestra, and in solo playing in master classes with Midori Goto, Sergiu Schwartz, Ian Swensen, and others. Additionally at 18, Dorisiya collaborated with folk legend Richard Thompson and Harry Shearer in recording and premiering Thompson’s album, “Cabaret of Souls.”

In 2015, Dorisiya completed a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Oberlin Conservatory. There, she studied with Gregory Fulkerson and Marilyn McDonald. During her time at Oberlin, she played in orchestra and chamber music ensembles under the direction of Raphael Jimenez and Timothy Weiss. She has also performed alongside the Jupiter Quartet in Oberlin’s Winter Term Intensive chamber music festival, performed at Carnegie Hall with the conservatory’s orchestra during their New York tour, and New York’s Le Poisson Rouge as part of the Next Festival. During her time at the conservatory, Dorisiya has played as Concertmaster and Principal Second with the Round Top Festival as well as with the Next Fest Orchestra, and in 2015 she won Marrowstone’s string fellowship award. A passionate instructor, Dorisiya was also a part of Oberlin Conservatory’s Secondary Student program and as such taught violin lessons to college students and other community members. 

Most recently, Dorisiya earned a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance (’17) at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Her primary teachers there include Lynn Chang and Rictor Noren. During her time at the Conservatory she took part in a string leadership masterclass for principal players with Boston Symphony Orchestra member Haldan Martinson and performed as Principle Second violinist with multiple orchestras at the conservatory. 

Dorisiya currently teaches violin and viola at the Boston School of Music Arts and Youth and Family Enrichment Services in Hyde Park, MA. She is also a Private Violin Instructor at Music & Arts in Newton, MA and maintains a private studio in Brighton, MA. In addition to her teaching, Dorisiya is also an enthusiastic performer and freelances in Massachusetts as a solo, chamber music and orchestra musician. She is the co-founder of the Violin-Viola duo femme fuoco, with which she performs regularly, and also plays as a Principal Second Violinist in the newly emerged Apollo Ensemble of Boston.

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  • Email Address here
  • Personal Page here 
  • Official Facebook Page here

If you need a violinist for your wedding or church services, other community events or local performances, contact Dorisiya for rates via email.

If you would like to learn violin or continue your music training, please contact Dorisiya for rates via email.

Please do not hesitate to reach out for general questions and inquires.