Viktor Petrov was born in 1989 in Varna, Bulgaria, where he started taking bassoon lessons at the age of 10 by Hristina Tuschieva at the National School of Arts “Dobri Hristov”. Over the course of the years he became a laureate of many national and international solo and chamber music competitions and had the chance to perform in Paris, Prague and Brussels. Viktor was honored with an award for successful achievements, several scholarships for highly gifted musicians from the Ministry of Culture and a medal for high national and international achievements in the area of the Arts. From 2008 he began his studies with Prof. Frank Forst, Principal Bassoon of Camerata Salzburg, at the “Franz Liszt” University in Weimar, Germany. After passing his intermediate diploma in 2011, Viktor continued his studies with David Petersen, Principal Bassoon of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt, where he graduated with distinction in 2015.
As a soloist, Viktor played several times with the Varna Philharmonic Orchestra and as an orchestral musician he gained valuable experience with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Frankfurt Chamber Philharmonic, Folkwang Chamber Orchestra Essen, Sinfonietta Frankfurt, Ensemble “Kapella 19” (CD recording), Jena Philharmonic, Thüringen Philharmonic, Deutsche Philharmonie Merck, etc. Furthermore, he attended master classes with renowned bassoonists as Prof. Sergio Azzolini (Basel Music Academy), Lyndon Watts (Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Bern University of the Arts), as well as Prof. Jussi Särrkä (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sibelius Academy Helsinki), Prof. Jaako Luoma (Tapiola Sinfonietta and Sibelius Academy Helsinki), Eckehard Kupke (Gewandhaus Orchestra), Kim Laskowski (New York Philharmonic and The Juilliard School) and Tomasz Wesolowski (University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt). Significant influence on his artistic development had the conductors Nicolás Pasquet, Fabio Mechetti, Johannes Klumpp und Wojciech Rajski.
Viktor is the grand prize winner of the 2nd International Competition ENKOR and moreover, as a member of Trio “Bérmice”, he won a scholarship by Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now and engagements throughout the next years. Currently he has concerts with his new classical Ensemble from Frankfurt – Trio Alius and since October 2019 with his group Trio “Senso”, which gains popularity due to the uncommon combination between accordion, bassoon and guitar and the unique interpretation of world-famous pieces. Besides his solo, chamber and orchestra performances Viktor is also being employed as a bassoon and piano teacher in several schools in Frankfurt and in the Hessen province.