Bulgarian violist Koko Dyulgerski currently lives in Denver, where he performs with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Central City Opera, Opera Colorado, and Colorado Symphony orchestras. Also an avid chamber musician, Koko is co-founder of the Violamore Duo with his wife Leah Kovach. As a mentor, Koko loves teaching advanced violinists and violists and tries to inspire them to reach their full potential. In his free time, Koko loves soccer, biking, and being in nature.
Originally from Salt Lake City, violist Leah Kovach is currently a member of the Colorado Symphony in Denver, where she and her husband also enjoy teaching their studio of young musicians. Leah has performed with orchestras on four continents, but is especially excited for the opportunity to play chamber music with friends in one of her favorite places in the world- Torrey!
Based in the Houston area, cellist Annamarie Reader’s strives, through performing and teaching, to inspire audiences of all ages to experience the joy of music and equip them with the necessary tools as they learn how to express themselves through music. Originally from Kansas, Ms. Reader received her Master of Music from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where she studied with Desmond Hoebig and her bachelor of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Melissa Kraut.
Delcho Tenev began his music education in the “Dobrin Petkov” school under Prof. Darina Dankova in his hometown of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. At age 14 he moved to the U.S. and attended high school at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, studying with Prof. Todor Pelev. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and then earned a Master’s degree and Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University. Delcho joined the violin section of the Colorado Symphony in September of 2015 and is happy to be playing great music with such a wonderful orchestra, as well as exploring the beautiful city of Denver.
Katie Tertell lives in Dublin, Ireland where she is a member of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. She holds degrees from the Royal Northern College of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University. Katie grew up near Washington D.C. but has enjoyed in recent years combining her two passions of travel and performing by making music with friends (new and old) across the globe while seeing the world.
Benjamin Tomkins received his master's degree in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Stephen Rose. He is currently a first violinist at the Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz, CA and a Master Mentor at the Denver School of the Arts. When not performing and teaching, he is a regular political and social commentator for a newspaper, a composer, and enjoys cooking for his wife Robyn and offering little bites to their dog Amelia under the table.