Dimitar Naumov

composer, conductor, pedagogue

19.09.1943Sofia - Bulgaria

Dimitar Naumov graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1970 majoring in Music Pedagogy and Composition (1978-1981) under Zdravko Manolov and Professor Parashkev Hadjiev. He specialised at the Jeunesses Musicales in Torun, Poland, under Professor Witold Lutoslawski (1975). He attended composition workshops at the Moscow (1973) and the Prague (1972) Conservatories. He taught music theory subjects and concurrently worked as music editor at the Bulgarian National Radio (1968-76) and music publisher at the Culture Committee (the today’s Ministry of Culture) (1976-91). Since 1995 he has lived and has worked in Washington teaching Music Theory at the George Community College in Maryland and Piano at the Annandale Community College in Virginia, and also working as a conductor and composer.

He composed over 100 opuses including two children’s musical plays; symphony and chamber works; songs and choral music; traditional music arrangements, theatre music; pop music, etc. His works were performed in Europe and the USA.


Stage music:
Panel War, libretto by Baev and Dimitar Naumov (performed in Sofia and at the Children’s Operetta at the Iskra Cultural Club in Kazanlak,1988);
Edi-Medi-Toria (1990).

Vocal-orchestral music (organ):
Symphony poem “1876” for soprano, organ and symphony orchestra (1976);
Warsaw Impression for mezzo-soprano and organ, lyrics by Petar Slavinski;
Snowy Night Travel for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra – cycle of five songs, lyrics by Vladimir Bashev;
Silhouettes; Moonlight – two impressions for soprano and chamber orchestra after Oscar Wilde.

Works for symphony orchestra:
Studium I.
Concerto for organ and orchestra.

Works for string orchestra:
Prelude and Perpetuo;
Concerto for 13 strings;
Studium II.

Chamber Music:
Reminiscences for violoncello;
Contrasts for flute and bassoon;
Polyphonic Duet for flute and clarinet;
Sonata-fantasy for solo violoncello (1982).

For piano: 2 sonatas; 3 sonatinas.

Vocal music:
Poem for soprano, flute and harp;
Two impressions for soprano, clarinet, piano and percussion.
for two sopranos a capella (1993); for a folklore quintet (1994).

Dialogue for soprano, tenor and wind quartet after three poems by Robert Burns (1975).

For organ:
Music for Four for organ, clarinet, piano and percussion;

Triumph for Organ (Improvisation, Song and Toccata);


Electroacoustic music:
Draughts from Space for computer, clarinet, piano and brass;
Sleep for voice and tape.