Prof. Tomislav Nedelkovic-Baynov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, to a musical family. His first onstage performance was at the age of five; one year later, he won first Prize at the national piano competition in Prowadia, Bulgaria.
Tomislav Baynov studied piano and composition at the Academy of Music in Sofia (Bulgaria) and completed his studies at the State University of Music in Trossingen (Germany), with the highest soloist Concert Diploma. He is a winner of several international piano competitions in Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Czechoslovakia, and among them the 1990 Sergei Rachmaninov competition in Morcone, Italy. Between 1981 (when he moved to Germany) and 1986, he has performed twenty-nine times with the Berliner Symphony Orchestra at the West Berlin Philharmonic Hall.
Prof. Baynov is a jury member of international competitions in Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Canada, Turkey, Hong-Kong, Korea and the Czech Republic. Since 2001 he is Honorary Professor of the Qingdao University of Music and other Universities in China. He holds Master Classes in Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Slovakia, Korea, Turkey, Canada and Hong-Kong. Prof. Baynov has performed solo, ensemble, chamber and orchestral concerts spanning five continents, with an extensive discography and broadcast history worldwide.
His passion for multi-piano works is demonstrated by the Baynov-Piano-Ensemble, established by him in 1989, which is dedicated to rarely performed works for several pianos. He is also founder and artistic director of the worldwide unique "International Piano Competition for Six and eight Hands", which takes place at the Bavarian Music Academy in Marktoberdorf, Germany.