Guerguan Tsenov


Guerguan Tsenov

Guerguan Tsenov is the founder and the music director of Tsenov Chamber Ensemble – a New York City based string orchestra devoted primarily to the performance and promotion of contemporary classical music.

Mr. Tsenov received his musical training first at the National Academy of Music in Sofia, where he studied with Vassil Kazandjiev. Later he continued his studies under James DePreist at The Juilliard School in New York. In 2007, Mr. Tsenov was invited to the Aspen Music Festival as a conducting fellow at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen where he worked and performed under the direction of David Zinman.

Other conductors with whom Guerguan Tsenov has closely collaborated include Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas and George Manahan. In the same year of 2007, Tsenov was appointed Resident Conductor of NYU Symphony Orchestras where he worked and performed with the university’s two main symphony orchestras – NYU Symphony Orchestra and NYU Repertory Orchestra. His most recent appointment was as a principal conductor of the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra in New York.


Guerguan Tsenov has led most of the major orchestras in his native country Bulgaria including Sofia State Philharmonic, New Symphony Orchestra, Classic FM Symphony Orchestra, Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of The National Academy of Music in Sofia.

In the United States, Mr. Tsenov has performed with AACA Orchestra at the Aspen Music Festival, Juilliard Conductors Orchestra, New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra (NY), Broadway Bach Ensemble (NY), Detroit Civic Orchestra, and Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. Major venues include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and John F. Kennedy Center.

Guerguan Tsenov is a recipient of the Award of the International Academy of Arts as well as the Award of Foundation Open Society for his musical achievements. He has been two times recipient of the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship and he has been finalist at Dimitris Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition and Gennady Rozhdestvensky International Conducting Competition.