Professional Experience

Professional Musician, Concert and Festival organizer, teacher                                                                1996-Present

Ralitsa Tcholakova is a gifted international concert violinist and violin/viola teacher, impresario and promoter of Canadian culture domestically and internationally. Of particular interest to Ralitsa is raising awareness of the contribution women composers and performers have made to Canada and the world which she has done via her CDs, concerts, lectures, teaching and other performances. She has also been prominent in the movement to achieve reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples through the power of music. Finally she has become the go-to person for the Canadian political and diplomatic elites seeking to add a cultural dimension to their cultural events in Ottawa.

Ottawa Arts Council Awards 2016

1) Victor Tolgesy Arts award nomination

2) Mid-Career Artist award nomination


B.A. Violin performance, State Academy of Music, Sofia 1989-1993

M.Mus. Violin Performance, State Academy of Music, Sofia 1993-1994

Diploma in Violin Performance, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Austria 1993-1997

Courses  towards Canadian M.Mus. at McGill, Montreal 2003-2004

Doctor of Music Arts in Performance, at State Academy of Music, Sofia 2009-

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