National Academy of Music - PhD
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: Artist Diploma
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: - M.M.
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: - B.M.
Raisa Zapryanova has performed on a number of festivals as The Bartok Seminar (Hungary), Maurice Ravel Academy (France), Dartington Summer School (UK), Aurora Chamber Music (Sweden), Cassa Dei Mezzo (Greece), London Festival of Bulgarian Culture (UK), March Music Days (Bulgaria) to name those.
A winner of the Band Kurz Viola award and the Peter Fuller Scholarship she has completed her education (BMus, MMus, PGAD) in the class of the renowned viola performer Rivka Golani at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In 2018 she was selected by the Colin Keer Trust to continue her development performing on an 1845 Viola by J.B.Vuillaume.
Raisa had a busy and varied freelance career since: from being a member of esteemed chamber and orchestral ensembles as the English Symphony Orchestra, The Ulster Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, to supporting popular artists including Michael Buble, Celine Dione, Pink, Tom Walker, Alter Bridge, Bring Me The Horizon etc, regularly appearing on ITV and BBC broadcasts. She's also performing with experimental jazz formations such as The London Soundpainting Orchestra and the Land of If. Raisa regularly performs in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elisabeth Hall, The Purcell Room, St John Smith`s Square, The Cadoghan Hall.
Raisa premiered a number of works, some of which have been dedicated to her and is currently undertaking a PhD programme exploring the Contemporary Bulgarian solo and chamber viola repertoire. Raisa is currently deputising at Junior Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, as well as working at Sutton Music Service.