Vasilena Serafimova

Vasilena Serafimova

Vassilena Serafimova is a percussionist, giving many concerts as a soloist or within the Accent percussion ensemble from an early age. She has also created her own series of drumsticks at VIBRAWELL.

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Vassilena Serafimova on video

Thomas Enhco, Vassilena Serafimova – Fire Dance (Studio Session)

Dilmano, Dilbero – Variations on a Bulgarian folk song

Thomas Enhco, Vassilena Serafimova – Mozart: Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K.448

Aquarium, improvisation after The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns

Vasilena and VIBRAWELL


Vassilena Serafimova is a percussionist trained at the CNSMD in Paris and The Juilliard School in New York, after completing her father's percussion class in Bulgaria. From an early age, she gave numerous concerts as a soloist or within the Accent percussion ensemble. Between 2003 and 2010 she won numerous international prizes: 1st prize at the World International Marimba Competition in Stuttgart, 2nd prize at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, Grand Prize at the 10th International “Music and Earth” Competition, “Young musician of the year” in Bulgaria, 1st prize for musical criticism at the 18th International Festival of Central Europe in Slovakia, 1st prize at the Autumn Festival of Young Interpreters…

In April 2014 she made her debut at Carnegie Hall in New York. A year later, in a duo with jazz pianist Thomas Enhco, she performed the marimba for the first time at the Victoires de la Musique Classique. In 2016, the duo recorded their first album Funambules for Deutsche Grammophon.

Vassilena performs as a soloist and chamber musician in many festivals: Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Classique au Vert (France), Middelheim Jazz Festival (Belgium), REpercusionES (Costa Rica), Focus! 2011 Festival (USA), and TransART (Bulgaria)) and has recordings for Radio France, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Bulgarian

NationalRadio. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall (New York), Théâtre de Champs Elysées, Théâtre de Châtelet, Salle Pleyel (Paris), Hermitage Theater (Saint-Peterburg), Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam and Eindhoven), Herkulessaal (Munich), Bulgaria Music Hall (Sofia). Vassilena regularly gives masterclasses in Europe, Central America, North America and Asia.

Artistic director of the International Festival of Marimba and Percussions of Bulgaria and of the Paris Percussion Group (with Jean-Baptiste Leclère), she is committed to defending the percussion repertoire throughout the world.

Vassilena represents Adams Musical Instruments, Avedis Zildjian Compagny and has created her own series of drumsticks at Vibrawell.


Vasilena Serafimova on the Internet

Find Vassilena Serafimova on her website and on social networks!