Georgi Andreev

composer, conductor, performer

24.03.1969 г.Haskovo - Bulgaria

Georgi Andreev graduated from the Traditional Instruments High-School in Shiroka Laka majoring in Rebeck. He completed his higher education at the State Academy of Music where he majored in Composition under Professor Alexander Tekeliev (1990-95). He graduated with honours in 1997. From 1994 to 2000 he worked as a conductor of the orchestra at DAPT (now NFA) “F.Kutev”. Since 2000 he has been its chief conductor.

He is the author of many pieces for chamber orchestra; piano pieces; over 400 arrangements of Bulgarian traditional songs and instrumental melodies, etc. In his work he combines his experience as a professional connected with artistic and folk music practice. In 2001 he won the Maestro Dimitar Valchev Prize for the music to Neshka Robeva’s dance show Two Worlds.”


Georgi Andreev has won numerous awards, some of which are:

1993 – Scholarship from the Union of Bulgarian Composers for the most promising young composer;
1994 – Alfred Schnittke Composition Prize for the Piano Sonata;
2001 – Award in the name of Maestro Dimitar Valchev for the music to the performance “Two Worlds”;
2004 – “Golden Feather” Prize at Classic FM Radio;
2004 – Award “Musician of the Year” for the music to the performance “The Legend”;
2004 – Special Prize at the Festival “Salon of Arts” at the National Palace of Culture for the concert “Friendship without Borders”;
2005 – Golden Petolinie Award for symphonic creativity;
2008 – Winner of a competition to write a work on a theme by Handel for the Bulgarian National Radio.


Choral-orchestral works:
The Heritage Cantata (2003).

Works for symphony orchestra:
Symphony (1997);
Choreographic fantasy “Aramis” (1994);
Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (2002).

Chamber Music:
Piano Sonata (1994).

Music for shows:
“Between Two Worlds (2000);
“The Legend (2002).