Dr. Yuliyan Stoyanov has been actively teaching violin, chamber music, and string ensembles for over 10 years. Since 2011, he has been on the faculty of the Preparatory Department at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, where he teaches violin and frequently substitutes as a chamber music coach. As the Director of the Madeira String Academy, Dr. Stoyanov mentors students from various ages and backgrounds, guiding them through the maze of learning different techniques, genres, styles, and repertoire, as well as taking their first steps in chamber music and ensemble.
As a judge, Dr. Stoyanov has been on the panels of a few young musicians competitions for organizations such as WVYS, ASTA and MTNA. He has presented master classes and orchestral excerpts workshops in Greater Cincinnati, Youngstown, OH and Sofia, Bulgaria.
Dr. Stoyanov holds a certificate in the Sassmannshaus Tradition. His teaching style is quite versatile, using unlimited methods and techniques to find a unique path to his students’ hearts and personalities. He is a strong believer in music education being fun, but also in conveying the important message of learning as a result of a persistent endeavor, as opposed to the quick satisfaction of novelty. In his free time he enjoys playing with his 3-year-old son and practicing yoga as a way to learn more about the freedom of movements involved in violin playing.