Kristina Danailova Zlatareva

Violin Teacher

Kristina Danailova Zlatareva

SAA Member


Ann Arbor, MI
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A native of Bulgaria and a recent graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, violinist Kristina Zlatareva is building a multifaceted career as a performer and educator. She has appeared on the international stage alongside artists, such as Sarah Chang, Ray Chen, James Ehnes and Rohan de Silva and her performances have been broadcasted on NPR and Los Angeles’ KUSC. She has given recitals across the United States and Europe, including a 2016 performance at the Supreme Court of the United States, honoring the laureates of the Sphinx Medal of Excellence.

As the teaching assistant of Prof. Danielle Belen at the University of Michigan and a faculty member of the String Preparatory Academy there, Ms. Zlatareva works alongside esteemed violin pedagogues in mentoring a growing studio of superb young musicians in Ann Arbor, MI, including students on the pre-college and college levels. In September 2017, Ms. Zlatareva joined the violin faculty at the Sphinx Overture Program in Detroit and Flint, where she works with underrepresented students ages 7-10 and is dedicated to inspire and lead a new generation of extraordinary classical musicians of color.

Ms. Zlatareva also enjoys a career as an arts administrator. Her current positions include working for summer music festivals, such as Center Stage Strings in Ann Arbor, MI and the Liberec International Violin Academy in the Czech Republic.