Dr. Lilia Stoytcheva is a Professor of Music at North Greenville University. She is a native of Sofia, Bulgaria. Dr. Stoytcheva has won numerous national and international competitions and has appeared on television performances in Europe and in the USA. She also has made studio recordings.
Dr. Stoytcheva is a recipient of George Soros foundation “Open Society” award, 1992, Sofia, Bulgaria, three “John Simms Award for Outstanding Achievements in Piano”, 1998, 1999, 2001, Iowa, USA, Fellowship for the International Piano Master Classes with Norma Fisher, 2001, London, UK; Scholarship for the International Piano Workshop with Nelita True, 2002, Stavanger, Norway, Grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, SC, 2008 and NGU, SC for making a solo piano CD, Scholarship for the International Piano Master Classes with Walter Hautzig, 1995, 1996, Rock Hill, USA; two scholarships for the International Piano Master Classes with Rudolf Buchbinder and Victor Merzhanov, 1992, 1993, Zurich, Switzerland, etc.
Dr. Stoytcheva performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls in the USA and abroad as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 2008, Peace Center, Greenville, SC, 2007, Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio, 2004, Concert Hall Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1990, Ecole Normal de Musique “Alfred Cortot”, Paris, France, 2002 etc.
Dr. Stoytcheva played as a chamber musician as well as a soloist of the Academic Symphonic Orchestra of the Bulgarian State Conservatory and the Jihoceske Chamber Orchestra in 1987 and in 1992. She has also played in the Symphony Orchestra of Biel/Bienne (Switzerland) in 1992.
Dr. Stoytcheva was adjudicator for the MTNA Piano Competition at College of Charleston, SC, 2010, at Furman University, Greenville, SC, 2009, 2007, National Piano Concerto Competition at Furman University, Greenville, SC, 2006, National Piano Achievement Competition, Loveland, Ohio, 2005, 2006.
Dr. Stoytcheva biography is included in Marquis "Who’s Who in the World,"2010, 2008, 2006 25th Silver Edition, "Who’s Who in America" 60th Diamond Edition, 2006, "Who’s Who of American Women" 25th Silver Edition, 2006 and "Who’s Who in American Education," 2006.