composer Peter Petrof
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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

       - 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

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); DMA (2016).

1993-2016 lives in his native town of Stara Zagora, 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".

Since 2016 lives  as composer in residence in Chicago, IL, USA.

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)