Lyubomir Tsanev - Keyboards/Piano
Lyubomir Tsanev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he started learning the piano at the age of four. His music education continued at the National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov” where he studied classical piano for 12 years. During his school years, he became interested in composition and improvisation, mostly influenced by the ingenious polyphonic complexity of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music. Towards high school graduation, Tsanev increased his interest in Jazz, and later was accepted at the National Academy of Music, majoring in Jazz Piano and Composition. At that time, he was performing jazz, funk, RnB, and rock with various bands. In 2000, he was accepted at The Boston Conservatory on a full-tuition scholarship, where prior to graduating as a Master of Music he studied contemporary classical composition with the likes of John C. Adams and the Grammy Award-winner Osvaldo Golijov. After meeting Tom Dowd in the spring of 2011, Lyubomir Tsanev joined Strange Changes, fascinated by its poly-stylistic direction and abundance of talent, and currently is actively working on band’s projects, as well as developing his own contemporary classical music ideas. Tsanev also holds an Associate Degree in Computer Science.