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    P. Petrof (b. 1961) graduated Music School - Stara Zagora, Bulgaria and specialty composition at prof. Al. Raychev's class in the State Music Academy of Bulgaria. Being a student took special grand award of composition in the name of Pancho Vladigerov. Took a specialized course at prof. Anatol Vieru - Romania. Since 1984 has taken part in the concert life of the country and in the anual festivals "New Bulgarian Music" as composer and a performer. Prize-winner of many national and international competitions; his works are performed at numbers of international festivals - Musica Nova, Musicexchenge, Musica Contemporanea, Moscow Autumn, International Composers' Tribune. His creative works are turned on symphonic, chamber-instrumental, solo, electronic and theatrical music; folklore transcriptions, music journalism. Petrof has been in a job of an accompanist and piano teacher in Blagoevgrad University (1989-91); a choir master of choirs in Sofia (1986-92); professor in polyphony at the State Music Academy (1990-94); a professor of composition (2003). Since 1993 lives in his native town of Stara Zagora. He works in the National School of Music and Performing Arts as orchestra conductor; the chair of Foundation "Young musical talent"; artistic manager of the festival "Days of Bulgarian Music - Stara Zagora".


memberships :

Club of Junior Bulgarian Composers (1985 - 90)
Union of Bulgarian Composers (1990 - 2014)
Society for Contemporary Music in Bulgaria, Bulgarian section of ISCM (1993)
Musicautor (1993)

awards :

1986 / 1987 - special grand award for composition in the name of Pancho Vladigerov from Union of Bulgarian Composers
1990 - Dimploma and laureate title from the Second international festival of junior pianists and composers in Kito, Equador for Concert improvisations  for piano
1994 - Second prize (without any First prize) and laureate title at the International competition "Music and the Earth" for Estampie  for clarinet, violoncello and piano
2002 - Award "Stara Zagora" for Old Songs for piano
2005 - ''Golden staff'' from the Union of Bulgarian Composers for child's musical Vasilisa Adorable
2008 - First prize at the VIII International Competition for Composition of Symphonic Work "7/8", for Alla bulgarese for orchestra
2009 - ''Silver Lire'' from Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers
2010 - Honorary diploma from Ministry of Culture
2011 - Honorary diploma from National Music Academy "M.V.Lysenko", Lviv, Ukraine
      - The “Sofia Soloists” chamber ensemble special prize at the International Composer Competition "Sofia 2011" for Canto lontano for clarinet and string orchestra
       - Second prize (without any First prize) at the International Competition on the 60th anniversary of the Sofia City Brass Band for Eine sehr kleine unsere musik for large wind orchestra

2015- Special Award at the XV International Competition for Composition of Symphonic Work "7/8", for Balkan Bolero for orchestra

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