Referred by the media as one of the newest and most innovative voices in modern jazz guitar and voted "Rising Star on Guitar" by DownBeat Magazine, Hristo Vitchev’s music has been captivating audiences all across the globe. At age 42, he has already released ten critically-acclaimed albums as a leader, four releases as a co-leader and more than 190 books and studies on modern jazz guitar concepts.
“Vitchev’s sophisticated and adventurous work is imbued with shimmering harmonies and lyrical improvisations.” - JazzTimes
"Vitchev’s multihued compositions are like impressionistic sound paintings." - JAZZIZ
"Hristo Vitchev may be one of the best kept secrets in jazz today. He is the epitome of sonic gold." - Critical Jazz
"Bulgaria-born, Bay Area-based guitarist Hristo Vitchev, having firmly established himself as a gentle giant in the contemporary jazz scene, seems always willing and able to reinvent himself while holding true to the integrity of his artistry." – ECM REVIEWS
Originally from Bulgaria, but now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the impressionistic guitarist combines elements of classical, modern jazz, folk, and avant-garde sonic hues in his music. He has performed at some of the most prestigious jazz clubs and festivals in the world and continues to amaze both critics and audiences alike with his imaginative, lyrical and illustrious writing.
He has toured nationally and internationally, appearing at some of the most prestigious jazz clubs and festivals all over the globe, and has also performed guitar clinics in Europe and Japan.