Master Class of Milcho Leviev and Vicky Almazidou

Velislav Stoyanov




BRASS, RHYTHM AND VOCAL - Еnsemble and Improvisation in all styles 

Brass Module
Whistle and Preparation
Types of sound and articulation according to the selected style
Working on Brass Ensemble
Working on brass ensemble with rhythm
Approach to improvisation in different basic styles (Traditional, swing, funk, bosa nova, salsa, rock, modal play, etc.)
Techniques, practical exercises and career support for instrumentalist playing in different styles, with more than one instrument and mouthpiece. (optional)

Velislav Stoyanov graduated National Music School "Ljubomir Pipkov" and then Master degree the instrumental faculty of the Musical Academy "Pancho Vladigerov" specialty trombone with his work “Techniques in trombone music, practical exercises and career support in different styles, with more than one instrument and more than one mouthpiece”. Now he is working on his Ph.D

Velislav Stoyanov has played with bands Infinity, Wickeda, Kaffe, and today continues to be part of the musical ensembles Brass Association Combo, Brass Association Big Band, Michael Yosifov sextet, RomaNeno Project, BrazzViliDJ and Tumbaito, created together with Mihail Yosifov.

Grandson of the great Bulgarian composer Joseph Tsankov, Velislav is one of the most active musicians for concerts and studio recording.
Besides working with the best Bulgarian musicians, Vili had joint appearances with names from the world music scene as Dephazz, Mezzoforte, Dave Weckl, Jimmy Bosch, Herman Olivera, Max Moya, Peter Herbolzheimer, Poogie Bell, Frankie Morales, Charles Mack, Jiggs Wigham.
He used to play first trombone 11 years for the orchestra of the National Opera and Ballet. Then he was first trombone for 3 years in Symphonic Orchestra of Bulgarian National Radio.
In 2008, along with trumpeter Mihail Yossifov, creates conceptual unification of brass musicians Brass Association, which in last few years actively works for the promotion and revival of brass music in Bulgaria, and is an example and support for many young Bulgarian brass musicians.
Velislav Stoyanov is founder and music director of the first festival in Bulgaria dedicated to the beauty and richness of brass music, called Brazzobrazzie, whose first edition was held 10-12 February 2012 and in July 2016 was its 8th edition.
He is head of Brass Association’s educational project "Taking Class with Brazz", which main idea is to promote brass music among children, in which musicians from the Brass Association carried out outdoor music lessons to children in primary and basic education course in many metropolitan schools.
Couple of years he was teaching chamber music at National Music School "Ljubomir Pipkov." Along with Mihail Yossifov are heads of schools big band. For many years he worked individually with students. From October 2017, Vili Stoyanov is the chief artistic director and conductor of the Youth Brass Orchestra “Dimitar Mechev” at Velingrad Community Center.
Since the beginning of the year he became a member of Mr. Brass, the only octet of its kind built up entirely of copper brass instruments, which performs specially written works from contemporary Bulgarian composers such as Rumen Boyadzhiev-son, Vladimir Dzhambazov and Georgi Stresov.
In April 2011 Velislav Stoyanov formed musical formation Brazz ViliDJ - contemporary and modern urban orchestra which revived the tradition of the marching band in a new, updated, attractive and accessible way. In the winter of 2014 Brazz ViliDJ introduced its first studio album "Blow Your Brainzz Out", which included original compositions of Velislav Stoyanov, Angel Zaberski, Dimitar Liolev and Mihail Yossifov. Listen:

Brazz ViliDJ https:

Mihail Yosiffov Sextet:
Big Band Brass Association & Jiggs Wihgham: