Born: February 23, 1975 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Ludmil Krumov is a Bulgarian guitarist currently residing in The Netherlands specializing in contemporary jazz and world fusion. His style of guitar playing and compositions is a blend of jazz, blues, classical, Balkan and his Bulgarian roots traditional music with its additive meters and ornamentation.
Lyudmil began playing piano at the age of six in Svishtov (Bulgaria) where he was born and raised. He grew up in a musician’s family – his father was a saxophonist / trumpeter and provided his son with a music environment from the very beginning of his life. Lyudmil began playing guitar when he was 14. He came a long way from playing with pop, blues, rock and dancing entertainment bands, to getting interested in fusion and jazz.
In 2001 he was accepted to Berklee College of Music /Boston winning the B.E.S.T. award for original composition. In 2007 he graduated from the Prince Claus Conservatorium / Groningen / the Netherlands. There he studied guitar with Anton Goudsmit, Winfried Bouma, Ron Jackson, Martien Oster, Frank Wingold and Freddie Bryant. In addition to that he had classes and ensembles with the American guest teachers in the school – Conrad Herwig, David Berkman, Brian Lynch, Ralph Peterson, Sam Burtis, Don Braden, Dena De Rose, and Steve Davis.
In 2009 Lyudmil obtained a Master of music degree from CODARTS Rotterdam, where he studied with Paul Hock, Ronald Schmitz, Ed Verhoeff and Peter Nieuwerf.
Lyudmil is working with various ensembles in the Netherlands and around Europe as well as performing original music with his trio.
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students