ViennaDuo is a flute and guitar ensemble living and performing in the heart of the capital of classical music. Inspired by the traditions and the atmosphere of Vienna, Desislava Dobreva (flute) and Bozhana Pavlova (guitar) combine jewels of the classical repertoire in an elegant way. Ambassadors of music from different epochs, ViennaDuo presents exquisite sonority and a refined sense of style. Playing with colours and shades, sounds and silence they explore the richness of their instruments and create an unforgettable experience for their audience.
The Bulgarian flutist Desislava Dobreva has been based in Vienna since 2005. Among her teachers in Vienna are Barbara Gisler- Haase, Birgit Ramsl, Karl-Heinz Schütz and in Paris Nathalie Rozat and Vincent Lucas. In 2013-2015 she was an academist of the Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Currently she has a trial in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London for the Solo Piccolo position. Desislava Dobreva has been invited to play with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (trial – Solo Piccolo), but also with all significant viennese orchestras: Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Symphoniker, ORF – Radio Symphonie Orchester, Wiener Volksoper, Tonkünstler Orchester. She has made CD and TV recordings for Syncron Stage Orchestra, Sony classical, Deutschlandradio, ORF and BBC. She is teaching at the Music School of Klosterneuburg and has been invited to give master classes in Mexico, Russia, Bulgaria and Austria.
Bozhana Pavlova is a concert guitarist and professor at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and Johann Joseph Concervatory, Graz. As a concert guitarist she has performed in numerous countries in Europe and Asia. In 2017 she made her debut as a soloist at the historical „Wiener Konzerthaus“. Laureate of top prizes at renowned international guitar competition, she has also received grants for high artistic achievements by the Austrian Ministry for Education, Art and Culture and the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria. In 2016 she became an awardee of SYLFF Tokyo Foundation, which supports exceptional young talents. Bozhana is sharing her professional experience with students also while giving master classes at international festivals such as Forum Gitarre Wien, Sofia Classical Guitar Days, Pleven Guitar Festival, Zeillern Guitar Seminar and many others. She has been also invited as a jury member at international guitar competitions in Europe.