Kiril Laskarov is currently in his 17th season as Concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Earlier this year, he was also the featured soloist for the ASO playing a 300-year-old priceless Stradivarius violin .
A native of Bulgaria, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State Academy of Music in Sofia and Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Kiril was the winner of the 1995 Bulgarian National Competition. He has appeared as a soloist with the Arkansas Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Southern Illinois Symphony, Abilene (TX) Philharmonic, and Texarkana (TX) Symphony, and also presented recitals in Little Rock, Memphis, Kansas City, and Dallas.
For over a decade, he has taught orchestral music at Episcopal Collegiate School, in addition to his busy symphonic and chamber music schedule.