Extension Division Faculty
Cello; Chamber MusicProfile:
Diliana Momtchilova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria into a family of musicians. She made her debut at the age of nine as a soloist with the Sofia Chamber Orchestra, and later attended the State Academy of Music in Sofia, where she graduated with honors. She has performed with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic, Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra of the State Academy of Music in Sofia, among many other ensembles. She has also become the winner of the 1998 Cello Concerto Competition at the Juilliard School and performed as a soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra. Ms. Momtchilova has had numerous solo, chamber, and recital performances in a number of countries including Austria, Poland, Germany, Russia, Holland, Yugoslavia, Czechia, Slovakia, and the United States.Ms. Momtchilova has been a member of the Alaria Chamber Music Ensemble since 1998, and has been a faculty member of the Extension Division since 2003.