Bulgarian-born Ms. Lacheva holds the Professional-in-Residence position at Louisiana State University and continues to serve as the Program Director of the Collaborative Piano Institute - the summer program for current and potential collaborative pianists she co-created in 2017.
Ms. Lacheva has worked with New Orleans Opera for the productions of Rigoletto, Carmen, and La Bohème. Other appearances in New Orleans include concerts for Lyrica Baroque, most recently with tenor Paul Groves in Schubert's Winterreise. Her next performance with the organization will take place in December 2022.
Before joining the LSU faculty in 2017, Ms. Lacheva was a vocal coach for the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston, and assisted with several productions at Opera in the Heights.
As a Studio Artist of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, she was involved in the rehearsal process and performances of Wagner's Das Rheingold, Weinberg's The Passenger (in Houston, and at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York) among others, and performed extensively with the Studio singers in recitals in Texas and Louisiana.
After completing her collaborative piano studies with Martin Katz at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in 2012, Ms. Lacheva was an apprentice coach in the Merola Program at the San Francisco Opera Center. The previous summer she was a Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center where she helped prepare Stravinsky’s Renard for the Mark Morris Dance Group.
Ms. Lacheva has performed internationally as a soloist, collaborative pianist, and a member of the Aelia Piano Duo in Vienna, Orvieto, Prague, Berlin, and Reykjavík, and maintains an active recital schedule.
A member of the International Keyboard Collaborative Arts Society (IKCAS), Ms. Lacheva was a presenter at CollabFest 2020, the Society’s annual conference.