Toma Iliev


Bulgarian violinist Toma Iliev enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. He is a co-founder of Relic, a period chamber orchestra dedicated to bringing early music to communities across the United States. Holder of The Charles and Ruth Poindexter Chair with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Toma regularly performs with leading early music ensembles including Handel and Haydn Society, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Pomo d’Oro. Current season highlights include appearances as concertmaster and soloist with American Bach Soloists and Musica Angelica. Toma is a core member of Sonnambula who served as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2018-19 Ensemble in Residence. A graduate of the Juilliard School’s Historical Performance Program and Indiana University, Toma holds several honors and awards, including the Leipzig International Bach Competition’s 2014 Christa Bach-Marschall Foundation Prize. When not performing, Toma enjoys hiking in the verdant forests of the Pacific Northwest with his wife, bassoonist Georgeanne Banker, and their baby William.