Angel Kotev

Angel Kotev

15.09.1951 г.

Sofia - Bulgaria


Mr. Angel Kotev is a professional composer, born on 15.09.1951 in the capital city of Sofia – Bulgaria. He graduated from the Bulgarian State Conservatory (now named The State Musical Academy “Pancho Vladigerov”) with major “composition” with Prof. Alexander Raychev – 1977. Mr. Kotev composes in various genres – Symphonic, Ballet, Chamber, Vocal, Film, Children’s and Electro – Acoustic music. Most of his compositions have been performed and recorded by the Bulgarian National Radio Sofia. The Ballet “The Barrier” (after the novel of Pavel Vejinov under the same title) was put on stage by Mrs. Margarita Arnaudova and the Ballet Studio “Arabesque” in 1983. It was on the stage for 4 seasons and had been defined in the Encyclopedia of Ballet as the first Bulgarian ballet on contemporary theme. On occasion of the 40th jubilee of the Ballet Studio “Arabesque”, Mr. Kotev was requested to compose “The Enlightment of the Stone”, the plot of which was inspired by the Park of Sculptures – Gustav Vigeland in Oslo – Norway. It was put on stage in 2008 by Mrs. Boryana Sechanova and Mrs. Olesya Pantikina. Rhapsody No. 1 – “The Bulgarian Rhapsody”, was composed by the request of the American Conductor Jung Ho Pack and performed by The California Youth Symphony Orchestra at numerous of concerts in 1997 in USA.


Compositions for Symphonic Orchestra:

Symphonic Poem “The Surviving Tetraevangel”,1980 (after the work of the Bulgarian poet and playwright Radko Radkov)
Overture “Bulgaria”, 1984
Symphony No.1 (two parts), 1986
“Concert Play” for Symphonic Orchestra. 1994
Symphonic Picture No.1, 1995
Rhapsody No.1 “Bulgaro”, 1997
Symphonic Picture No.2, 1998
Rhapsody No.2 “ in 7”, 2001
Rhapsody No.3, 2004
“In Memoriam” (two parts), 2007

Ballets: The Barrier after Pavel Vejinov (1983; the Arabesque Ballet Studio). “The Enlightmet of the Stone”, 2008

Choir-instrumental works:

“A Liturgical Poem about The Apostle” – for mixed choir, soloist, reader and percussion, 2000

Chamber Music:

“Capriccio” – for two Violins and String Orchestra
“Tree Impressions” – for String Orchestra
Trio for Bassoon, Flute and Piano
Three Pieces “in C” for Violin and Piano
“Theme with Ten Variations” – for Violin
“Four Miniatures” – for Piano
“Three Impressions” – for Piano
“Three Enigmas” – for Piano
“Play” – for Clarinet
Sonata for Violin and Clarinet
“Concert Fantasy” – for two Flutes and Piano
Vocalises for: Trumpet and Piano, Oboe and Piano, Violoncello and Piano,
Violin and Piano, Viola and Piano, etc.

Vocal Music:

Choir Songs: “Falcon”,“Forest”,“Summer”, etc.
Art Songs for different voices and Piano: “Five songs” for Baritone and Piano – by the lyrics of Radko Radkov – 2000. “Expectation” and “Silence” for Soprano and Piano – lyrics of D. Boyadjieva – 2002, etc.

Children’s Music:

CD –“Artistic Songs for Children” (includes 17 songs)
CD – “New Songs for Children”, (includes 17 songs)
The above CD`s are performed by “Radio Children” Vocal Group to the Bulgarian National Radio as well as by popular Bulgarian actors.
CD – “Instrumental and Play Back Variant of the CD No.2

Released records of “Balkanton” – Bulgarian State LP’s producers:

“The Surviving Tetraevangel” – Symphonic Poem – 1981 /LP/
“Midnight Mood” No.1 – 1985 /LP/
“Midnight Mood” No.2 – 1988 /LP/
“Steps” – 1990 /LP/

Electro-Acoustic Music:

Compact Disc “Together” (Includes 15 Pieces), 2013
Many other pieces of the same genre.