Marin Valtchanov

Marin Valtchanov

07.08.1949 г.

Sofia - Bulgaria

Marin Valchanov graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1973 majoring in Bassoon under Professor Hristo Proshkov. Studied Composition under Professor Pencho Stoyanov and Professor Lazar  Nikolov. In 1971 he joined the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra as soloist-group leader. In 1974 he was prizewinner at the 6th National Competition for Singers and Instrumentalists. In 1977 he joined the staff of the State Academy teaching Bassoon and in 1998 was promoted full professor. He has had an active concert activity in Bulgaria and abroad as soloist and performer of chamber music. He has been involved with the Academic Wind Quintet including leading wind instruments professors of the State Academy of Music. The ensemble has a rich repertoire. Several Bulgarian composers dedicated works to it.

He composed two chamber operas; orchestral music; chamber works; songs; film scores, etc. His compositions and particularly the chamber instrumental ones were performed in Europe, Asia, the USA and Latin America. In 1988 he took part in the Decade of the Bulgarian Culture in Germany.

Works

Stage music:

Chamber operas:h3(red-dot).

Faith for soprano, female voices choir, children’s choir and instrumental ensemble (1995); Hope for soprano, female voices choir and instrumental ensemble (1997).

For symphony orchestra:

Concert Dialogues (1983); Symphonic Poem (1986).

Concertos: for clarinet and orchestra (1992); for flute and orchestra (1996).

For string orchestra:

Capriccio for violin and orchestra (1982); Dialogues ?2 for four French horns and orchestra (1995).

Chamber music:

Hope and Disappointment for 12 trombones and tube (1993).

Wind Quintet (1980), Brass Quintet (1991); Cycle of Songs to Japan for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn (1994); Jokes for woodwind quintet (2001).

Quartets for: four trombones (1999); Moods for four clarinets (2001).

Trios for: flute, violin and piano (1981); clarinet, piano and percussion (1987); Trio Sonata for oboe, clarinet and bassoon (1990).

Fantasia for flute and piano (1978); Toccata for bassoon and piano (1986).

For clarinet and piano: Rondo (1976); Sonata (1979).

Three Miniatures for clarinet solo (1982); Challenge for bassoon solo (1984).