b'Bella Hristova, violinBulgarian-bornviolinistShehasperformedrecitalsatCarnegie Bella Hristova combinesHall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Kennedy Center a storytellers approachin Washington, DC, and the Isabella Gardner to programming with aMuseum in Boston and regularly appears with ZUCCO Z PHOTO BY LISA MARIE MA staggeringly broad rep- The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center . ertoire that ranges fromShe has toured New Zealand, performing the coretocontemporary,completeBeethovenSonatasforPianoand includingnumerousViolin with renowned pianist Michael Houstoun, works that she herself hasand their four-disc recording of the sonatas was commissioned .Praisednamed a Best Classical Album of 2019 by the for her expressive nuance and a rich tone (NewNew Zealand Listener .York Times) and impressive power and controlA tireless champion of new music, Hristova (Washington Post), Hristova is the recipient of themostrecentlycommissionedJapanese-prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and numerousZimbabwean composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama awards including First Prize in the Young Concertto write Miasma for unaccompanied violin which Artists International Auditions, and First Prize in theshe premiered in 2021 . She also commissioned Michael Hill International Violin Competition . iconic American composer Joan Tower to write Duringthe2021-2022season,HristovaSecond String Force which she premiered and has has been invited to perform with the Buffaloperformed throughout the United States . Bella Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia,Unaccompanied, an album released on A .W . Mobile Symphony, Artis Naples, Auburn Symphony,Tonegold Records, features works by Corigliano, BellinghamSymphonyOrchestra,SpokanePuts, Piazzolla, Milstein and Bach . In 2014, a Symphony,SymphonyTacoma,Harrisburgconsortium of eight major orchestras across the Symphony and the Salisbury Symphony . She alsoU .S . commissioned Hristovas husband, David has invitations to appear with the Chamber MusicSerkin Ludwig, to write a violin concerto for her Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Pro Musica,in celebration of their marriage .Ocean Reef Music Festival and the Music@MenloHristova began violin studies at the age of Chamber Music Festival . six in her native Bulgaria . She then studied with In past seasons, Hristova has performedIda Kavafian at the Curtis Institute of Music in extensively as a soloist with orchestras includ- Philadelphia and received her Artist Diploma with ing the Orchestra of St . Lukes, the New YorkJaime Laredo at Indiana University . Hristova plays String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and the Forta 1655 Nicol Amati violin, once owned by the Worth, Kansas City, Hawaii, Milwaukee andviolinist Louis Krasner . She lives in New York City, Winnipeg Symphonies . with her husband and their four cats . 20Santa Rosa SymphonyRESIDENT ORCHESTRA|WEILL HALL, THE GREEN MUSIC CENTER'