Stanislav received his first Accordion as a present from his parents at age of 5. He started formal Accordion lessons at the age of eight in his native town Shumen (Bulgaria). At age of 10 he joined the Junior Accordion Orchestra, which was conducted by his Teacher. In 1984 he won a Gold Medal at the National Festival of Performing Arts in Bulgaria. During the 1980s he recorded several times with the Accordion Orchestra for the local Radio Station. In 1985 he was accepted at The Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv-Bulgaria, where he studied Accordion with Prof. Peter Marinov and received a degree in Accordion in 1991, after which he taught at the “Constantine Preslavsky” University – Shumen. Until 1992 he has taken part in competitions and concerts in Bulgaria, France and Poland as a soloist or member of different ensembles or Accordion Orchestra. In 1992 he moved to Cape Town, where he performs, records and teaches.
Stanislav has done recordings for SABC and has been featured on CD’s of many South African Artistes.
He released his solo album called “Stanislav” in 1997
CD “El Tango en Africa”of his Cape Town Tango Ensemble was released in May 2003.
In 2004 he was commissioned to compose a song and some of the Music of the Sound Track for the short film “The First and Last Love of Leonardo Lopes”
He has recorded many times for Radio & TV adverts.
As a Symphonic orchestra member he performed together with Cape Town Symphonieta in 1999 at Sun City Super Bowl accompanying the British singer Elaine Paige.
In 2000 he joined the orchestra for the production of “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Arts Cape Theatre.
In 2001 he appeared t