Boris Chalakov began cello classes at age seven in his hometown Shumen, Bulgaria. In 1993 he became one of the youngest members of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Plovdiv and Plovdiv State Opera, where he remained for eight years. In 2001 he joined the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, the most important orchestra in the North of Mexico. From 2010 to 2017, Chalakov served as a faculty at the Universidad Nacional Antonoma de Mexico in Mexico City, the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, and the Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza de Monterrey, among others, while he also ventured into the field of orchestral conducting.
Chalakov holds bachelor´s and master´s degrees in music education from the Academy of Music, Dance, and Visual Arts of Plovdiv, where he studied with Magdalena Chikcheva. In May 2019, he earned his Master of Music in cello performance from Texas State University under the tutelage of Karla Hamelin. Chalakov is currently pursuing the DMA in cello performance and BME Licensure Program at The Ohio State University. He studies with Mark Rudoff, professor of cello, and serves as a graduate teaching associate in cello and aural skills.
Chalakov joined the Music and Arts family in 2017. He taught in The Forum TX for two years and joined Music and Arts Hilliard in 2019.