Bulgarian-born Ms. Lacheva is the General Director and Co-Creator of the Collaborative Piano Institute - the premier summer program for current and potential collaborative pianists, singers, instrumentalists, and composers. She currently holds the Professional-in-Residence position at Louisiana State University, following her work as a vocal coach and repetiteur for the New Orleans Opera, Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston, Opera in the Heights, and the Houston Grand Opera, where she was a Studio Artist. A member of the International Keyboard Collaborative Arts Society (IKCAS), Ms. Lacheva was a presenter at CollabFest 2020, the Society’s annual conference.
A highly sought-after coach and collaborative pianist, Ms. Lacheva is also a member of the Aelia Piano Duo, and has been engaged in numerous vocal, instrumental, and chamber music performances for over 20 years. Most recently, she was featured on Chamber Music Amarillo’s Season Opener, and had the pleasure to perform her first Schubert's Winterreise with tenor Paul Groves for Lyrica Baroque. Ms. Lacheva has performed internationally in Austria, Italy, Czechia, Germany, the United States, and Iceland, and maintains an active recital schedule.
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 at the Merola Program at the San Francisco Opera Center, following a summer as a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.
Ms. Lacheva exhibited infatuation with the written word from an early age, and continues to indulge her gift in content creation for grant proposals, marketing, and advertising campaigns in print and social media.