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Martin Tzonev studied at the National Academy of Music, Sofia and at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz.
After being a member of the Opera Studio in Amsterdam, he received his first professional engagement at Volksoper Wien.
He has since performed roles such as Vershinin in Peter Eötvös' Three Sisters (Nationale Reisopera), Colline in La Bohème (Volksoper Wien), Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola (Regensburg and Bonn), Paolo Albiani in Simone Boccanegra (Mannheim and Bonn), Litore/Console in L'incoronazione di Poppea (Amsterdam), both Leporello (Lübeck and Bonn) and the title role in Don Giovanni (Telón del Teatro Segura and Lima), Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Banco in Macbeth, Mephistophélès in Faust, Padre Guardiano in La forza del destino, Four Villains in Les contes d'Hoffmann, Gobriaz in Belsazar, and Zebul in Jephta (Bonn).
Mr. Tzonev performed Colline in La Bohème, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Mephistophélès in Faust, Surin in Pique Dame, and Selim in Il Turco in Italia, all in Bonn, where he has a permanent engagement at the moment.
Highlights of past seasons include the title role in Don Giovanni (Gijon) and Eurito in Pizzetti’s Fedra (Festival Radio France), Ramfis in Aïda (Montpellier and Paris, Salle Pleyel), Mephistophélès in Faust (Montpellier), and Astolfo in Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso (Bonn).
Upcoming engagements include Sagrestano in Tosca, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Raimondo Bidebent in Lucia di Lammermoor and
Colline in La boheme all at Theater Bonn.
In addition to opera, he performs regularly in many chamber and symphony concerts, singing in Handel's La Resurrezione, Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Nice), Bach's both Matthäus Passion and Johannes Passion, Puccini's Missa di Gloria (Orchestre National de Montpellier).
Martin Tzonev is the Audience Prize winner of AIMS Dallas Meistersinger competition Graz (1999) and the Kulturkontest Prize winner of Hans Gabor Belvedere competition (2004).