Pavlina Nakalenova

A Classical Pianist originally from Bulgaria, where she began studying music at the age of 5. She graduated from Dobrin Petkov Music Academy in her home city: Plovdiv. After attaining honors in several piano competitions and attending Sofia University to study Piano Pedagogy for two years, she transferred to Manchester College in Connecticut, where she assisted Doctor Deborah Simmons in her work with the Chamber Ensembles and the College Choir. She completed her degree in Piano and Liberal Arts, and then journeyed to Hawai’i, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Master of Music in Piano Performance Degree at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa with Dr. Thomas Yee. She is in great demand as a soloist and accompanist.