TENNESSEE

INNA KARSHEVA

Inna Karsheva was born in the town of Pleven, Bulgaria where she began her musical studies at age six. At age 14, she moved to the capital city of Sofia, Bulgaria to continue her musical education at the National High School of Music. Ms. Karsheva holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Tennessee. She still resides in Knoxville, Tennessee where she is pursuing an Art Certificate in Violin Performance at the University Of Tennessee School Of Music. She is one of the two graduate teaching assistants of Dr. Miroslav Hristov. She has served as an Assistant and Associate Concertmaster, Concertmaster and Principle Second at the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra. She has performed as an orchestral leader in the Central European Initiative Youth Orchestra in Italy with concert tours throughout Italy, Germany and Austria. For four years, Ms. Karsheva has performed as Principal Second Violinist in the Bulgarian Youth Philharmonic Orchestra with tours in Bulgaria, France and Italy. She has also served in leadership roles (as Concertmaster and Principal Second Violin) in other chamber orchestras based out of Sofia, Bulgaria. She has won multiple competitions including the Maryville Concerto Competition, Celebration of Excellence 2012 and First prize for the Knoxville Music Study Club 2013. In 2014, she won a summer internship, An Exploration of the Musical Monuments of Eastern Europe at the International InterHarmony Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy. Ms. Karsheva has also served as a volunteer teacher at The Joy of Music School and is an American String Teachers Association member. She worked as a Student Librarian Assistant at the University of Tennessee Music Library for 3 and ½ years. She played in the master classes of Federico Agostini, Itai Shapiro, Francisco Caban, Ilia Kahler, Susan Waterbury, Emanuel Borok, Danwen Jiang, Kevork Mardirossian and The Cuarteto Latinoamericano. Her main teachers and mentors have been Blagorodna Taneva, Kostadin Mitrev, Prof. Elisaveta Kazakova and Dr. Miroslav Hristov.