Triada - Guitar Trio
Triada combines the unique talents of Nikola, Petar and Vasil Chekardzhikov, forming one of the most brilliant guitar ensembles now performing. The three brothers are individually virtuoso guitarists, and their intuitive sense of ensemble gives a synergy that makes their concerts very special and exciting events. Performances by Triada feature innovative repertoire, including traditional classics, modern favorites, and vibrant, colorful ethnic music to engage and delight any audience. Programs usually include powerful works that composers have written specifically for this superlative ensemble. Established as a trio in 2001, Triada consists of the brothers Chekardzhikov (Nikola, Petar and Vasil) from Bulgaria. The three are former members of the guitar quartet “Four of a Kind” with their sister Petya. A heavy schedule of concerts, TV and radio appearances in Bulgaria led to concert tours in Europe from 1994 to 1996. Since coming to the United States, the trio has performed in California, Wisconsin, Indiana, Colorado, Texas and Hawaii. In 2004, Triada won first prize in the Third Annual Guitar Ensemble Competition in Brownsville, Texas. The three brothers studied guitar from early childhood with professor Ljuben Haralambiev in Varna, Bulgaria. In America they completed graduate studies at Cal State Fullerton with David Grimes. They have also participated in master classes with internationally known guitarists such as Pavel Steidl, Ana Maria Rosado, Joaquin Clerch, Eric Franceries, Georgi Vassilev and Costas Costsiolis.