Both a pianist and an organist, Dr. Zahari Metchkov has performed at such venues as New York’s Avery Fisher Hall and Washington’s Kennedy Center.
Dr. Metchkov released his first CD in 2008 - a recording of works for piano and orchestra by Liszt and Franck and a second recording project featuring solo works for piano and organ completed in 2014. A native of Sofia, Bulgaria, Dr. Metchkov holds BM, MM, and DMA from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio.
In 2010 he joined Colorado State University-Pueblo’s department of music and is currently an Associate Professor of Music. He was the 2013 recipient of the CSU-Pueblo’s Outstanding Service and Transformative Leadership Award and the 2014 recipient of CHASS Outstanding Faculty of the Year.
Dr. Metchkov has also taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music as well as Youngstown State University. Currently Dr. Metchkov is the Artistic Director of the Pueblo Keyboard Arts Festival and Piano Conversations Concert Series, Pueblo, as well as Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Concert Series, Colorado Springs.
As a performer he has appeared in the Mostly Mozart Music Festival, Pianofest in the Hamptons, Bridgehampton Music Festival, Varna Summer Festival, Sofia Music Weeks Festival, Geneva Chamber Music Festival, New Year’s Music Days Festival, and San Angelo Piano Festival.
He has appeared live on radio CPR-Denver, WCLV-Cleveland, Bulgarian National Radio, Radio Alma Mater-Sofia. 2018-2019 performance projects include Rachmaninov 2nd Concerto, the completion of the Mozart Trio’s integral performances, and Crumb’s Macrocosmos.