Danko Yordanov

composer, conductor

Данко Йорданов

06.05.1959Moscow - Russia

Danko Yordanov graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1982 majoring in Composition under Professor Alexander Raychev. In 1986 he specialised in Berlin under Professor Isang Yung. In 1988 he was appointed He worked at the Youth Theatre in Sofia as conductor and composer. In 1990 he joined the staff of the National Theatre and Film Academy and as a lecturer in music; in 2003 he was promoted associate professor.

He composed instrumental works and theatre music. His music won the Pancho Vladigerov Prize (1981), the first prize of the Higher School of Arts in Berlin (1985), the second prize at the Vercelli International Composition Competition (1989), the second prize at the Earth and Men Competition (1994), the Askeer Prize for the music to the play Let’s Play Theatre by Rada Moskova (1995).


Stage music:


The Musicians from Bremen after Grimm Brothers, produced by Vania Yonkova (1992-93) in State Puppet Theatre, Pazardzhik;
When Dolls Don’t Sleep by Leda Mileva, produced by P. Kiorlenski (Youth Theatre, Sofia);
Let’s Play Theatre by Rada Moskova, produced by P. Kiorlenski (Youth Theatre, Sofia);
Peter Pan by Valery Petrov, produced by Grisha Ostrovski (Youth Theatre, Sofia);
Musketeer Honest to God by Valery Petrov, film-musical, produced by Henri Kulev (Bulgarian National Television);
Salad – TUTTI TENORI – music-theatre irony (National Palace of Culture, 2002-03).

For symphony orchestra:

Symphony Triptych (1986);
Polygraph (1988).

Chamber music:

Pastoral suite for flute and piano.

For clarinet and piano:

The Madness of Mordillot.

For piano:

Four pieces for piano for four hands.

Theatre music to productions of:

The Youth Theatre, Sofia:

Tale about the Twins by Pancho Panchev;
Last Stop by Hristo Boychev (1989-90);
Foullando in calibistris – French love farces;
Fernando Crapp Wrote to me This Letter, by T. Dorst;
The Snow Queen by E. Schwarz;
Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov;
Women in Parliament after Aristophanes;
Make Love – by A. Rossi, F. Arrabal and J. Heller;
Tales by Gianni Rodari;
Varava by Michel de Gelderode;
Darkness by Anton Strashimirov;
Errors Born out of Love by Lope de Vega.

The National Theatre and Film Academy:

Four Tales about a Wedding by M. Mashatova.

The Sofia Drama Theatre:

Love’s Labours Lost by William Shakespeare.

The Plovdiv Drama Theatre:

One Night Out by Harold Pinter.

The Ivan Vazov National Theatre:

The Skill in Konnemara by Martin McDonnagh.