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Kostadin has been playing the gaida since he was 10 years old. He was inspired to start by his cousin Nikolay Beliashki who at the moment is a renown gaida player and maker. The greatest musical influences upon him were his first teacher Kostadin Ilchev and the famous traditional players from the village of Gela. In 2014 he won the first price of the National Competititon for kaba bagpipers in the village of Gela. For years he has been playing authentic folklore with different groups at festivals in Bulgaria and abroad. He is one of the few most dedicated people on earth teaching more than 20 students and children worldwide.