Rumiana Marton

Rumiana Marton

04.12.1942 г.

Sofia - Bulgaria

composer, pianist, pedagogue

Mrs. Roumiana Màrton is a leading composer in Bulgarian musical space and particularly theatre music. Her creative work distinguishes with innovation, harmony, melodiousness and daring experiments in any musical form. The composer was the first to introduce polystylism in her works as a basic principle. She was also the first in Bulgaria who created mini opera mono-performance (“Mini-Rock Opera”, “Medea”, “Medea’s Dreams”). Mrs. Màrton is a graduate the Bulgarian Academy of Music after the mane of $Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia with major Composition at Prof. Marin Goleminov, and Piano at Prof. Dora Lazarova. She is an Associated Professor in the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts after the name of Krastyo Sarafov and a part-time associated professor at Bulgarian Musical Academy.

She is author of vocal, chamber, ballet, filmq television and theatre music (more than 150 productions). Because of her music to the Shakespeare’s plays, directed by Luben Groyce, Mrs. Màrton has been included in the American Encyclopedia Shakespeare Music Cataloge (1988). Mrs. Màrton is also in the Bulgarian encyclopedic issues Who is Who in Bulgarian Culture: Composere (1977), Who is Who in Bulgaria (1988), Encyclopedia of Bulgarian Composers (2003) and Encyclopedia of Bulgarian Theatre.

Mrs. Roumiana Màrton participated in a number of international events; International Composer’s Studio Bulgaria – the Nitherlands (1979, 1981, 1983). Her music has been performed in France, he Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Rumania, Georgia, Turkey, Cadada, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Makedonia and Germany.


Stage music:

Two TV ballets for two grand pianos and percussion (1967); Parables of Asparuh for three actors, six ballet soloists, chamber ballet, strings, percussion and two grand pianos (1972).


Poetry about Sozopol for strings, percussion, grand piano, mixed choir and two actors, lyrics by N. Indjov (1971).

Chamber music:

Cycles: for strings, percussion and piano (1973); for violoncello and piano (1961, 62, 63).

Piano cycles:

Moods for children (1962); First Volume (1964); Second Volume (1964-68). Fragment 27 for two pianos (1970).

Choral music:

My Bulgaria, cycle for mixed choir and piano, lyrics by V. Petkova (1968).

Vocal music:

Vocal cycles, etc.:

For strings, percussion, grand piano and low voice:

after poems by Stefan Tzanev and Walt Whitman (1968).

For bass and piano:

after poems by Jacques Pr?vert (1965), Nikolay Liliev (1968), Walt Whitman (1968).

For mezzo-soprano and piano:

after poems by Jacques Prevert (1966), V. Petkova (1969), Y. Stoilova (1970), L. Grois (1993).

Lora-Yavorov Monologues (1970)

For soprano and grand piano:

Mini mono operas:

Iliad II (1997); Medea II (1998); Medea’s Dreams after poems by A. Martonova (1998).

Mini Rock Opera, libretto by N. Georgiev (1995); Medea after poems by A. Martonova (1997); Miniatures after lyrics by A. Martonova (1998); The Mirror after poems by Y. Stoilova and A. Martonova (1999).

For voice and grand piano:

Iliad (1996).

Children’s cycles:

Cat Stories for children’s choir, tambour piccolo and grand piano, lyrics by Valeri Petrov (1965). For children under school age, lyrics by Leda Mileva (1967).

Children’s Games, lyrics by J. Buyukliyska and J. Drumnikov, (1967, 1972).

Fairytales To Say Good Night for piano and actors after Daniel Harms and Gianni Rodari (1979).

Choral music:

My Bulgaria – cycle for mixed choir and piano, lyrics by V. Petkova (1968).