Since his solo debut at the age of 8, Rumen Cvetkov has performed in nearly 40 countries on 4 continents which won him positive critical claim. Equally popular as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, he has performed in important venues worldwide such as Berliner Filharmoniker Hall, Carnegie Hall (New York), Pallacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City) and Mozarteum (Salzburg) to name a few. His festival appearances include Red Sea Festival (Israel) and Ascoli Piceno (Italy). He has been a guest artist for Van Cliburn Institute and faculty at Texas Chamber Music Round Up in Fort Worth. He is invited regularly to teach masterclasses in USA, Europe and Asia.
A passionate chamber musician, Rumen Cvetkov has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians today such as Ida Haendel, Christian Tetzlaff, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Kronos Quartet. Since 2017, Rumen Cvetkov has been the founder and Artistic Director of MurciArt Music Festival (Spain) with Honorary President Maestro Placido Domingo.
In 2012 Maestro Zubin Mehta invited him to become the solo violist of the Royal Spanish Opera House "Queen Sofia" in Valencia. Regularly invited as a guest solo violist in orchestras like Tonhalle Zurich, Mannheim Philharmonic and Dallas Chamber Orchestra. He has performed under great conductors such as Kent Nagano, Zubin Mehta, Alan Gilbert, and Robert Trevino to name a few. Additionally, he is the founder and Artistic Leader of Chamber Orchestra "Mediterranean Soloists"
Passionate teacher he is Professor of viola at Tilburg Conservatory (Fontys), Holland and New Bulgarian University-Sofia, Bulgaria. Rumen Cvetkov´s teachers include Georgy Naidenov (pupil of Feodor Druzhinin), Shmuel Ashkenasi. In Holland, he has worked with Vladimir Mendelssohn.
He performs on rare violas made by Simon Schodler 1785, named "The Time", Italian Viola by Giusseppe Ghiacchetti di Roma, and most recently viola by Timofey Podgorny named "The Poet".