Biography

DSCN1932_2 As an active lute player, Yavor Genov has played solo and chamber music in most of the European countries and in some of the most important stages and opera houses: England (incl. St. John Smith Square, London), Germany (incl. Berliner Philharmonie Großer Saal), France (incl. Paris Cité de la Musique, Philharmonie de Paris), Spain (incl. Teatro Real de Madrid), Portugal (incl. Grande Auditório da Gulbenkian, Lisbon), Greece (incl. Athens Megaron), Russia (incl. Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Grand Hall), the Netherlands, Belgium etc. as well as the most famous early music festivals – Barcelona, Utrecht, London, Brugge. Yavor has played with some of the most well known early music singers like Núria Rial, Anna Prohaska, Simone Kermes, and personalities like Andrew Lawrence-King, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Enrico Onofri and also with international groups like EUBO, Cordevento, MusicAeterna, Les Ambassadeurs.
Yavor Genov started his musical activity studying classical guitar. In that time he developed his interests to the early music. He has studied early plucked instruments and basso continuo with Jakob Lindberg.

Yavor has made records for Brilliant Classics, Sony Classical, National radio of Bulgaria. His two solo CD’s – “Kapsberger – Libro primo di lauto” (2013) and “Zamboni – lute music” (2014) have received international critical acclaim.

Yavor works also as a musicologist in the field of the lute repertories of Renaissance and Baroque periods and Latin medieval monody. He defended a Ph D thesis on the Gregorian chant and has been awarded with the Youngest Scholar Award of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for his researches.