About Mario Portev
Mario Portev - Cello, Violin, Piano: Mr. Portev holds a M.A. degree in Music Education and Music Performance from the State Conservatory of Music in Sofia Bulgaria. He has been an active performer and teacher for over 20 years both in his native Bulgaria and New England. He has been preparing students for entrance exams into local conservatories as well as the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music exam, and the Central Districts Festival. He has been a cellist for many of the local ensembles and orchestras, most recently Newton Symphony Orchestra and Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Portev is a member of the audition committee for Worcester Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as Claflin Hill Orchestra. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his family. He is also a professional ski instructor. Mr. Portev speaks English, Bulgarian, Polish, and Russian.