I first met Philip Alexander Draganov in 1994... and found him to be an outstanding violinist with a brilliant technical command and great artistic sensibility. I believe that he has a very succesful professional life ahead of him.
Philip A. Draganov has had vast experience on the concert platform performing as chamber musician, concertmaster, recitalist and soloist with major orchestras and also has been awarded first prize in several competitions.
His ability to teach is outstanding.

New York, September 2003
— Margaret Pardee, The Juilliard School, New York

I would like to take the opportunity to recommend Philip Draganov. I have known Philip for many years .....
I have had the pleasure of watching a gifted student grow into a mature artist, one who has established a very fine reputation as a teacher, player and conductor and who has as well shown great skills in organizing.
Mr. Draganov`s students have had enormous success, winning not only 1st prizes in national, but in international competitions as well. They perform regularly with orchestras and in recitals throughout Europe. I find him to have a special talent as a teacher, his analysis is keen and his manner is strict yet encouraging at the same time.
Having studied with many well known teachers, and through his own curiosity, he has accumulated a great wealth of knowledge of different schools of violin playing and has created his own rich method which has proved very succesful.
A versatile performer, he has played in many countries as soloist and in recitals, as well as having experience leading orchestras, and has conducted regularly both chamber and symphony orchestras.

Berlin, April 2014
— Prof. Nora Chastain, University of the Arts Berlin

I have known Philip Draganov for several years and pursue his educational work with great interest.
His students have performed under my baton as soloist with orchestras such as the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. Draganov’s students are both technically and stylistically highly educated and in my opinion make a surprisingly positive development.
Philip Draganov is excellently able to guide students of all ages through their preparation for the music profession.
His work is characterized by rigor and humanity. He helps his students not only during the lessons, but also far beyond.
His passion, his organizational talent and his tireless commitment to this profession are exemplary. The numerous competition achievements of his students are proof.

Zurich, February 2013
— Muhai Tang, conductor

Violinist Philip A. Draganov has an exceptional pedagogical talent for working with students. With enormous patience, systematics, endurance and technical and musical knowledge, he devotes himself with tireless enthusiasm to young violinists. His students, which I myself have taught at master classes, are always excellently trained.

During master classes in Germany and Switzerland, where we both taught, I could repeatedly observe how eagerly he works, and I am thrilled by his sensitive and exemplary manner with young people.

Philip Draganov is a promising and serious young violinist and pedagogue, whose artistic personality is characterized by his sensitive creativity based on a solid technique. In addition, he is a very pleasant colleague.

In this sense, I am particularly pleased to shine light on Philip Draganov and I recommended him strongly.

Salzburg, May 2015
— Prof. Igor Ozim, University Mozarteum of Salzburg

... I have accompanied him for several years and have gotten to know him very well. He is a very good violinist who has a lot of experience as an orchestral, chamber and solo musician. Philip Draganov not only has a well-founded violinistic training, but he is also an extremely objective and gifted teacher. His experience as a student and teacher are varied, so that he can teach at various levels. In addition to his clear pedagogical view, he possesses determination and organizational skills; traits which are necessary in order to manage a violin class.

Cologne, June 2009
— Prof. Ida Bieler, Robert-Schumann Hochschule, Düsseldorf

Philip A. Draganov has long been my student .... He is very talented, has very good technical basis and has mastered an extensive repertoire in solo concertos, chamber music and orchestral works. I reommend him warmly.

Tilburg, Oktober 2003
— Prof. Hermann Krebbers, Former concertmaster Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam & former Prof. Sweelinck Conservatorium

... as an outstanding violinist and musician with an international concert and teaching career, he highly fulfills the criteria for a conductor. With his orchestra.... they have experienced great success, for instance in the Zurich Tonhalle. The orchestra is known far and wide and offers accuracy, enthusiasm and great artistic ambition. Mr. Draganov is a serious and thorough musician who gets to the bottom of things.
He has a very good sound perception, his conducting is characterized by a precise beat and a good overview of the music as well as the orchestra. He knows what it takes and rehearses with good psychological and empathetical skill. I can highly recommend him at anytime.

Zurich, April 2015
— Prof. Marc Kissóczy, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste