Percussionist Kiril Stoyanov was born in 1985 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has won awards for composition and percussion at multiple international competitions. Stoyanov studied at the Mozarteum University Salzburg and the Bulgarian National Academy of Music. He has participated in masterclasses in many countries, and currently teaches in Bratislava, Salzburg and Sofia.
Stoyanov has appeared as a soloist with the Philharmonie Salzburg for over a decade, and since 2012 has served as timpanist and percussionist with the Slovak Philharmonic. He has performed alongside ensemble Il Giardino Armonico as well as eminent artists such as Cecilia Bartoli and André Previn.