Plamen Velev was born in Bulgaria. He speaks fluently four languages: Spanish, Bulgarian, French and Russian. He has fair knowledge of English and German.
Plamen graduated the Bulgarian State Conservatoire in Sofia, Bulgaria in the class of Prof. Svetoslav Manolov.
He specialized in interpretation and chamber music with Prof. Zdravko Iordanov and Ema Bojinova in Bulgaria.
Plamen continued taking classes and perfecting his skills with names like Janos Starker, Laslo Mezo and Luis Claret among others.
Solo Cellist in Real Philharmonia de Galicia, Spain 1996- Present
Professor at Escola de Alto Estudios Musicais, Santiago de Compustella, Spain 1996 – Present
Professor at Conservatorio Superior de S.C. de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain 1990 – 1996
Played in the Orquestra Sinfonica de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain 1989 – 1996
Played as a cellist in Orchestra of RTV Brussels, Belgium 1988 – 1989
Cellist in the Quartet of the Bulgarian Radio and Television in Sofia, Bulgaria 1985 – 1988
Cellist in the Sofia National Filharmonia in Sofia, Bulgaria 1983 – 1985
Plamen currently plays on a “J.Gabrieli” cello made in 1751. Previously, this cello belonged to A. Korchagin from Quartet “Shostakovich” – Moscow, Russia.
In the last few years Plamen Velev has created and established Kamerata “Quiodi” – Santiago de Compustella, Spain.
He has played in the following chamber groups: “Cuarteto de cuerda de RFG”, “Trio de Compostela” , Duo “Bagatela” – Santiago de Compustella, Spain.
Plamen was a professor, teaching the following courses: “Isla de La Palma”, “Internationale Bachakademie”, Encuentro de la J.O.N.C., Encuentro de Violoncelistas de Galicia – Santiago de Compustella, Spain.
Plamen has played as a solo cello with Real Filharmonia de Galicia and Chamber “Quiodi” – Spain.
He has played in the Academic Orchestra of the Conservatoire in Santiago de Compustella, Spain under the leadership of Paul Daniels, Helmut Rilling, Maximino Zumalave, Corado Bolsi and Christoper Hogwood
Plamen Velev has played as a solo cellist and a member in chamber groups in Bulgaria, Spain, Belgium, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Macedonia.
Plamen Velev is a distinguished Laureate of the Bulgarian National Music Competition “Svetoslav Obretenov” and the VIIth Bulgarian National Competition.