Borislava Taneva

composer, pianist, pedagogue

Борислава Танева

08.08.1965Sofia – Bulgaria

Borislava Taneva graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1989 majoring in Piano and Composition under Professor Parashkev Hadjiev. Since 1989 she has taught the piano at the State Academy of Music. As a pianist, she won eight prestigious international and national prizes. As a scholarship student of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs she specialised in contemporary piano music in Milan, where she gave a number of concerts featuring works by Bulgarian composers.

She composed mainly children’s songs and music for children, but also chamber works, film and theatre music. In 1998 she took part in the Second International Forum of Women Composers in Athens, Greece and works of hers were included in the CD with works by the participants published on the occasion of the event. Since 1995 she has been actively involved with the children’s vocal ensemble Bon-bon.


Chamber music:

Good Mood for clarinet and piano;
Basso ostinato for trombone and piano.

Vocal music:

Three songs for low voice and piano.

Children’s songs:

To lyrics by B. Gudev:

Little Song about Alf;
New Year;
Zashto li (Why?);
Kotka peshehodka (Pussy Cat Is Walking);
Dva razplakani mikroba (Two Crying Microbes);
San (Dream);
Herbal Tea;
Kakvo da otkriya (What to find out?);
Limpid Water;
Sladkoto na mama (Mummy’s Dearest Child);
Children’s day;
Neka batko da se smee (I Don’t Care If My Older Brother Would Laugh at Me).

After lyrics by V. Nikolaev:

Christmas Carol;
If Barbie;

Birthday (lyrics by D. Kuzmanova);
What is God (lyrics by R. Nikolov);
Moon (lyrics by M. Shwarz);
Maybe (lyrics by A. Petrov);
Song of the Cricket.

Film music to:

Tender Murders: Episode 1 “Family”, directed by Lyubomir Hristov and Valentin Nedyalkov (1991).

Theatre music to:

V absolyutno svarshenite vremena (Absolutely Finished Times) after Valeri Petrov;

The Cactus and Margarita.