CHAMBER MUSIC AND ACCOMPANIMENT DEPARTMENT

CHAMBER MUSIC AND PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT DEPARTMENT

Head of Department:
Prof. Atanas ATANASOV

 

The chamber music education is directed at the specific issues of ensemble performance and the interpretation tasks related to the style, period and aesthetics of the works performed. It includes formations from duos to nonets and covers all music styles and periods.

The department has as its aim and task to train and educate highly qualified professional musicians with a broad ensemble performance culture, a keen attitude towards and love of chamber music.

The specialised teaching of chamber music started in 1931. The first lecturer was the violinist Prof. Arseni Lechev who skillfully combined the principles of the Bulgarian violin school with the experience he had acquired during his studies in Berlin and Paris. Soon the violist Stefan Magnev and the cellist Konstantin Kugiyski were invited to teach at the department, and later Vassil Lolov, Pavel Popov, the professors Emma Bozhinova, Kostadin Chilev, Dimo Dimov, Dimitar Kozev, and Konstantin Bakardzhiev joined the staff, too. Prof. Ilia Glavanov taught clarinet until his death in 2010.

The presence of the teaching musicians in our concert life, their impact on the young musicians and composers, their significance for the development of chamber music in Bulgaria were impressive and perceptible.

The department staff also includes the piano accompaniment lecturers who teach student pianists to master the art of accompaniment.

The subject of piano accompaniment was founded by Savka Shopova in 1968 when she was an accompanist in the Violin Department. In 1977 a separate Piano Accompaniment Department was formed with Head of Department Prof. Lily Popova. Throughout the years Prof. Savka Shopova, Prof. Ruzhka Charakchieva, Snezhina Galabova, Zlatka Arnaudova, Manya Lungarova, Prof. Atanas Atanassov, Assoc. Prof. Marina Kapitanova, Assoc. Prof. Violeta Popova, etc. were part of its academic staff.

In 2003 the piano accompaniment lecturers were once again incorporated into the academic staff of the Chamber Music Department and the department got its present name.

Department Staff:

Prof. Atanas ATANASOV, Head of Department

Prof. Georgita BOYADZHIEVA-NIKOLOVA,Ph. D.

Prof. Velislava GEORGIEVA, Ph.D.

Prof. Evelina ARABADZHIEVA

Prof. Ventsislav KINDALOV, Ph. D.

Prof. Atanas KARAFEZLIEV Ph. D.

Assoc. Prof. Daniela DIKOVA, Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Ognyan KONSTANTINOV, Ph.D.

Lilia KOSTOVA, Ph.D.

Darina MALEEVA, Ph. D.

Rosen IDEALOV

 

Part-time lecturers

 

Prof. Angel STANKOV

Prof. Ventseslav NIKOLOV

Prof. Ruzhka CHARAKCHIEVA

Prof. Viktor CHUCHKOV

Prof. Evgenia ZAHARIEVA-MALEEVA

Prof. Maria (Maya) PATRONEVA

Assoc. Prof. Marina KAPITANOVA