Stefan Iliev

Stefan Iliev

04.02.1946 г.

Sofia - Bulgaria

Stefan Iliev graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1980 majoring in Composition under Professor Parashkev Hadjiev. In 1999 he got a diploma in Public Relations and Art Management from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia. He made research work on Music Communication, Music and Public Relations, Music and Children’s Intellectual Development, Music and Advertising, Music Innovation, Music Design, etc. He taught at the State Academy of Music (1991-92) and at the South-Western University in Blagoevgrad (1993-94). From 1983 to 1990 he served at the Bulgarian National Radio as Head of Production of the Music Department, Editor-in-Chief (music ensembles and foreign relations) and Director of the Music Department. In 2001 he was appointed Head of Department at the National Centre for Music and Dance at the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture. He wrote symphony, chamber and children’s music; film and theatre music; music to radio programmes, over 50 choral songs; over 100 children’s song, etc. During the last 15 years he has composed electroacoustic and computer music. He was awarded over ten national and international prizes for composition at festivals such as the Second Tribune of UNESCO for electroacoustic music (Sweden, 1988), the competition Piano Duo Compositions (Japan, 1992 and 1994); the 24th Composition Competition in Farmington, USA; the Third International Competition for Christmas Music in Leso, Spain, etc. He presented his works at prestigious international festivals and other music forums such as the 19th and the 20th experimental music festivals Synthesis in Bourges, France (1989 and 1990), Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria and many others. He composes works intended for educational purposes, too. He is a member of the International Piano Duo Association (Tokyo, Japan) and of the Sound Ecology Association (Canada).


For symphony orchestra:

Piano Concerto (1978-79).

Dance Suite (1985); Bulgarica Rhapsody (1986).

Chamber music:

Wind Quintet (1981); Prelude and Toccata for French horn, trumpet, two trombones and tube (1978).

String quartets: 1 (1980), 2 (1982).

Trios for flute, oboe and bassoon: 1 (1979), 2 (1983).

Capriccio for trumpet and piano (1976).

Bulgarian Dances cycle for violin and piano; Three Pieces for flute and piano (1984).

For piano: Sonatas: 1 (1979), 2 (1984), 3 (1985).

Variations (1978).

For two pianos:

Rondo (1976); Children’s Album (1980).

Vocal music:

Three Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano, on poems by Pavel Matev (1982); Three Songs for soprano and piano, lyrics by St. Pencheva (1986).

Electroacoustic music:

Concerto for harp and tape (1983); Planetarium – cycle (1988); Dedications (1990).

Selected books (published in Bulgarian):

Piano Album for Children (Sofia, 1989); Vocal Practicum. Textbook of Pop Singing (in co-authorship with G. Kordov) (Sofia, 1990).