Hristo Hristov, who serves as Assistant Principal Viola of Mississippi Symphony Orchestra since 2004 was born in Bulgaria. He holds a bachelor’s degree in viola performance from the State Music Academy in Bulgaria. While in his native country, Hristo was teaching viola class in School of Music and Arts-Varna-2000 and 2001, plays as assistant principal viola of the State Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra in Varna 1996-2000,. In 1994-96, he was principal viola of the Teatre Liric D’Europe, which has had more than 250 performances in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal and the Netherlands. From 1992-94 he was assistant-principal viola in New Symphony Orchestra in Sofia under conducting of Rossen Milanov. 1990 -1992 he was member of chamber orchestra Collegium Musicum Bankia. In 2005, Hristo received a master of music in viola performance from Southeastern Louisiana University. During his graduate studies, he was involved with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and worked with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and the Jefferson Performing Arts Society Orchestra. Since 2004 Hristo is a member of Missouri Symphony Society and performs as assistant principal viola with Missouri Symphony Orchestra for Summer Nights Festival-Columbia, MO.
*MSO core musician