In 2008 together with the “Blazin' Quartet” he won the Dutch Jazz Competition and was awarded with the “NORMA Best Soloist Prize 2008”. The jury (Tineke Postma a.o.) said then: 'The apparent freedom and the fabulous technique of Mihail Ivanov bring the sometimes complex sound of the band to a whole in a swinging and fresh way.' In March 2009 as part of the Aleksandar Grujic Trio, Mihail won 1st prize at the Holland Casino Jazz & Pop award. In 2010 Mihail was chosen to participate in the semi finals of the BASS2010 Competition in Berlin together with 12 other young bassist from all over the world with head of the jury being Greg Cohen./p>
Since then he's been performing all over the world with the Blazin' Quartet, Bodurov Trio, Acquaphonica, Roberto Sanchez Picasso Trio, Martin Lubenov's Jazzta Prasta Trio, The Bulchemists and others. Mihail has performed in The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Serbia, Slovakia, Greece, Bulgaria, Brazil, Mexico, China, Thailand, Israel.
Discography: Bodurov Trio featuring Theodossii Spassov - 'Seven Stamps' - (Challenge Records International) - 2013 Roberto Sanchez Picasso Trio - 'El Norte' - (Independent release) - 2013 Acquaphonica - 'Private Enemy' - (Independent release) - 2012 Blazin' Quartet - 'Jalkan Bazz' - (Challenge Records International) - 2011 Hristo Yotsov Quintet - 'Seven Steps' - (Independent release) - 2009 Blazin' Quartet - 'Finding a Way' (Challenge Records International) - 2009 Bodurov Trio - 'Stamps from Bulgaria 2008' (Challenge Records International) - 2008 Berlansky - 'Growin' Up' (JazzSick Records) - 2007
Misho is currently residing in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.