Dubbed “an outstanding violinist…a player to watch” by the British music journal The Strad, Jassen Todorov has performed throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is an active performer in his native Bulgaria, where he is considered one of the country’s most prized musicians. In performances that have won glowing praise, Jassen has recorded the complete sonatas of Bach, Brahms and Ysaye, as well as Beethoven’s Sonatas Nos. 6 and 10.
Jassen began his musical education in Bulgaria and furthered his studies at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California. He earned his bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Harid Conservatory in Florida and his master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, New York. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and prestigious awards, including the Eastman award for excellence in teaching and the Crystal Lyre for achievements in music.
Currently professor of violin at San Francisco State University and visiting professor at Xinjiang Arts University and Xinjiang Normal University, in China, Jassen is also an accomplished photographer and the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest.
Jassen plays a 1778 Tomaso Eberle violin.