26-year-old London musician Petkova missing after failing to appear for concert

A prestigious cello player is missing after failing to appear at a concert, with concerned friends saying her phone has been switched off.

Penka Petkova, 26, has been missing for a week after last being seen at her east London flat on Monday, September 20.

Friends, who reported her missing to police after she failed to appear at a concert on Tuesday, described her as a petite, brunette and speaking with an eastern European accent.

Police have launched an appeal to find Penka, who is a tutor at Islington Media and Arts College.

The cello player graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on a scholarship. She also appeared as a soloist for Classic FM’s Radio Orchestra.

Conductor Thomas Blunt said: “Penka is a talented cellist who studied at the Guildhall School and has been missing since September 20.

“She was supposed to play at a concert on Tuesday and didn’t show up.”

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