SIMEON TSANEV started his career in music at the tender age of five, when his parents – both professional musicians – put a violin in his hands. He grew up in Bulgaria, where he graduated with a Bachelor's and then Master's Degrees in violin performance from the National Academy of Music. He then moved to the United States, where he completed a Performer's Diploma at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, as well as a second Master's Degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Simeon has performed in many European cities, including Prague, Vienna, and Berlin, and is currently teaching and performing in the Chicagoland area. He has been a Concertmaster of the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, as well as Principal Second Violin in Peoria Symphony Orchestra. He also performs in musical theater shows in Chicago, such as "Always... Patsy Cline", "Goblin Market", and Porchlight's "Far From Heaven".