Ivan Dimov

Ivan Dimov

13.ХІІ.1927 - 2.VІІІ.2009

Kazanlak - Bulgaria

 Ivan Dimov graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1953. He studied Composition under Professor Marin Goleminov. He was conductor at the amateur operetta of Pazardjik and director of the town’s secondary music school (1963). In 1954 he was appointed conductor of the choir at the Stara Zagora Opera. In 1963-64 he specialised under Dmitri Kabalevsky at the Moscow Conservatoire. Since 1965 he has taught at the Academy of Music and Dance Art in Plovdiv. In 1974 he was appointed associated professor but later his grade was annulated due to political reasons. In 1991 his position was restored. He conductor the symphony orchestra in Kardjali (1981-83) and the orchestra at the Music Theatre in Yambol (1983-85). He was also Director of the Plovdiv Philharmonic (1993-94). He wrote stage, symphony and chamber works; choral songs; theatre music, folksong arrangements, etc. His opera The Captured Consul won the Plovdiv Award.

Works

Stage music:

The Captured Consul – comic opera (1969, Plovdiv); The Emigrant – opera (1976, Stara Zagora); Kardjalii – ballet (1959); The Little Prince – dance drama (1985, Plovdiv).

Choral-orchestral:

Leningrad Impression for soprano, choir and orchestra.

Vocal-orchestral:

September Ballade for bass and orchestra.

For symphony orchestra:

Symphonies: ?1 Homo Ludens; ?2 Presentiment.

Dramatic Poem (1964); Pamphlet with Epigrams.

Concertos: for violin (1961); for piano (1978).

Chamber music:

Divertimento Miniatures for piano, strings and percussion; String Quartet; Piano Trio “Menipea”; Ironical Miniatures (1973).

For piano: Sacred Suite.

Vocal cycle: Quadrigule Amoris.