Internationally renowned percussionist Dessi Slava Kepenerova is a graduate of the Richard Srauss Conservatory in Munich and the University of the Arts in Berlin where she studied with professors Thomas Lutz and David Punto.
She has performed with the Bavarian Radio, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Munich-Andechs, RSK Orchestra, Bad Reichenchaller Philharmonic, Camerata Europeika and the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra. Her work as a soloist and chamber musician include the “Adel Shalaby” Percussion Ensemble and UDC Perccussionisten.
Her performances have taken her to Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South and North America. Ms. Kepenerova has collaborated with famous conductors such as James Levine, Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Paavo Järvi, Mochael Tilson Thomas, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yuri Belohlavek, Heiko Mathias Förster, Mariss Jansons, Neeme Järvi, Christoph Poppen and Yuri Temirkanov.
Ms. Kepenerova is also the prizewinner of the 2005 Bavarian State Award for the Arts, AGV 2001 Munich Competition, 2001 Competition of the Cultural Committee Gasteig in Munich, 2000 National Competition “Svetoslav Obretenov”, 2000 Video competition “Music and Earth” and 1997 National Competition for percussion “Siegfried Fink” in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Currently, Ms. Kepenerova is the principal percussionist of the Southwest German Philharmonic Orchestra in Konstanz.