Dimitar Karadjov

conductor, composer, performer, pedagogue, musician

08.12.1902 – 05.06.1969Sliven – Bulgaria

Dimitar Karadjov graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1928. He settled in Burgas. He worked as teacher of music and later became Headmaster of the town’s music high school (1935-53). He also conducted for over 20 years the non-professional symphony orchestra at the Rodni Zvutzi Music Society often performing in concert. After the orchestra was nationalised, he became his first conductor (1947) and second conductor (1948-52). During the period he gave flute concerts in Burgas and the region. Since 1953 he consecutively worked as conductor at the Pioneers’ House in Burgas, non-professional art activity expert, music teacher at the Pedagogic Institute and the State Music High School in Burgas (appointed in 1961).

He wrote symphony music stylistically close to the Bulgarian symphonic tradition; choral songs, etc. He also arranged over 25 folksongs for traditional music choir.


Works for symphony orchestra:
Bulgarian Suite N1;
N2 Bulgarian Rhapsodies;
N8 Bulgarian symphonic dances;

Works for string orchestra:
Three Folksongs.

Chamber Music:
String Quartet;
Two Wind Quintets;

Selected literature on him (in Bulgarian):
Georgi Shagunov, Varban Varbanov and Dimitar Karadjov. Inventory (Burgas, 1980).