Hristo Petkov

Hristo Petkov

25.06.1954 г.

Rousse - Bulgaria

composer, singer

Hristo Petkov graduated from the High Engineering Institute (the today’s Technical University) in Sofia in 1979. He received his music education under the guidance of his father, conductor Dobrin Petkov. In 1967 he began composing, arranging and performing songs working with pop music bands like Factor, Sprint, Strak (Sprig) and Jaguar. In 1987 he received an honourable mention at the MCSF in Nashville, USA for the songs “More Than a Hundred of Enmities” and “Pain”. In 1989 his song “Gramophone Record” won the special prize of the Bulgarian National Television.

In 1992 he founded the Electroacoustic Music Ensemble and started composing for it. He also arranged classical works for ensembles of electronic and acoustic instruments. In 1996 the video clip made after the play Accident won the first prize at the Golden Antenna International Festival and also the prize of the international festival Central European Initiative held in Budapest.

Works

Songs:

Such people
Home
Strength
Pain
More than a hundred of enmities
Gramophone record
Spring for me as well
I love you
I ask you
Is it true?
Love regime
Daisy
Memory for life
Come with me, girl!
Little Rossy
If I sing out of tune
Sleeplessness
Thank you song!
We were the closest
Freak
Sincere
The wild wind
Confession
On the road
Clouds
Sunny girl
Forsake the oranges
We need to create

For Electroacoustic Ensemble:

Change
Sunset
Proposal
Catastrophe
Promise

Music for Ballet:

Worship and violence
(Based on motives from Mozarts Don Giovanni)

Creations