Evgenii Avramov

composer, music theoretician, pedagogue

Евгений Аврамов

13.09.1929Svishtov – Bulgaria

Evgenii Avramov graduated from the Law Faculty of Sofia University in 1951. In 1958 he graduated from the State Academy of Music in Sofia majoring in Musicology and Composition under Professor Pancho  Vladigerov, Professor Alexander Raychev and Professor Assen  Karastoyanov. He taught music theory subjects at the National Music High School in Sofia (1958-66). From 1958 to 1992 he taught Harmony, Music Analysis and Polyphony at the State Academy of Music first as a part-time lecturer (1958-67), then as a regular teacher (since 1967). He received a Ph.D. degree in 1974. In 1991 he was promoted associate professor. The same year he was appointed Professor of Harmony at Shumen University.

He composed choral works; symphony and chamber music; children’s songs; he arranged a number of Bulgarian traditional melodies. His songs for male voices choir and symphony orchestra were four times prize-winning at the Festival of the Military Song in Veliko Tarnovo.

He published pedagogic and scientific research works.


 For choir and orchestra:

For male voices choir and symphony orchestra:

Outplaying (1979);
Black Sea, Home Sea (1981);
On the Battle Line (1983);
When the Wind Anxiously Blows (1986);
The Sword of Asparuh (1988).

For symphony orchestra:

Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (1963);
Chamber symphony for string orchestra (1969);
Overture for symphony orchestra and brass band “Pirin” (1976).

For string orchestra:

Chamber Symphony (1969).

Chamber music:

Piano Trio (1964);
Inventions for oboe, clarinet and bassoon (1970);
Suite for trumpet and piano (1977).

For piano:

Cycle of 8 pieces “Reflections” (2000).

Choral music:

For mixed choir:

Krumovo Kale (Krum’s Fortress) (1969);
Triptych after lyrics by A. Gerov (1973);
The Day Dies Out (1973).

Children’s songs:

Gramatik (Grammarian);
Baba Marta barzala (Aunt Marta Hurried up), etc.

Selected books (published in Bulgarian):

Practical Harmony Analysis: Vol. 1: Diatonics (Sofia, 1974), Vol. 2: Chroma-tics (Sofia, 1975).
Harmony of Pancho Vladigerov (Sofia, 1976).