Cvetozar Vutev has served as a Concertmaster with the Kamloops Symphony since 2005. He teaches violin, viola, chamber music and string orchestra with the Kamloops Symphony Music School.
Cvetozar is also a first violin player in the Okanagan Symphony since 2006. Since 2007, Cvetozar has been the music director of Vivace Chorale in Kamloops. Since 2013 he teaches choir at the Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. Since 2012, Cvetozar has been the music director of Kamloops Brandenburg Orchestra. Since 2016 he has been the concertmaster of the Symphony of the Kootenays.
Cvetozar was born in Bulgaria. He earned a master's degree in violin performance under Boyan Lechev at Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music in Sofia (Bulgaria) in 1990. In 2016 Cvetozar earned a doctor’s degree in musicology and musical arts at the same institution. Between 1990 and 2005 Cvetozar was a violin instructor with the Sofia national School of Music. He also attended violin master classes of famous violin teachers, such as Yfrah Neaman (UK) and Wolfgang Marschner (Germany). In 2000 Cvetozar earned a master’s degree in law at the Kliment Ochridski University of Sofia (Bulgaria).
Cvetozar has performed and taught violin, viola, chamber music and orchestra for 30 years. He has played in numerous solo, chamber, symphony and opera performances in 12 European countries, Rep. of Korea, Japan and Canada. In 2017 Cvetozar received the Kamloops Mayor’s Award for the Arts - Artist of the Year, Performing Arts.