Emil Naumov

pianist, composer, pedagogue

20.02.1962Sofia - Bulgaria

Emil Naoumoff studied Composition with Nadia Boulanger, Piano with Gaby Casadessus, K. Karsan and N. Magalov and Conducting with Igor Markevich at the American Conservatoire in Fontainebleau (1971-79). He graduated from the Conservatoire in Paris (1985) and Ecole Normale de Musique (1987) in the conducting class of Dervot. He made an internationally acclaimed performing carrier. He taught Composition and Chamber Music at the American Conservatoire in Fontainebleau, Piano at the Conservatoire in Paris; he was appointed Artistic Director of the New Summer Music Programme at the Conservatoire of Gargenville. In 1997 he was appointed full professor of Piano and Music Analysis at the University in Bloomington (USA). He gave master classes in Japan, France, USA, Spain, etc. He performed in Europe, USA, Asia, South America. He collaborated with the Schott Music Publishers in Mainz, Germany. He is member of GEMA and SACEM. He is music advisor of the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Association. He won the Robert Casadessus Award, awards for composition of the French Fine Arts Academy, the award of the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Association, etc.
He composed over 60 opuses. His entire work was released on 43 CDs. German music publishers Wego-Schott and Orfeo and Bulgarian recording company Gega New released 52 CDs featuring his performing art.


Stage music:
Comic chamber opera: The Miracle and the Child (1975); premiered at the Blagoevgrad Chamber Opera, 1978).

Choral-orchestral works:
Concert Oratorio for piano, three choral ensembles and symphony orchestra (1974).

Works for symphony orchestra:
Sinfonietta concertante (1973);
Symphony Poem Bulgaria 1300 (1976);
Capriccio (1978);
Captured Instants.

Violin concertos:
“In Memory of Nadia Boulanger”; Triptych.

For flute and piano:
Little Suite; Three Children’s Pieces (1984).

For bassoon and piano:
Three Elegies (1990); Impression; Cantilena.

Sonata for viola and piano (2001).

Works for piano:
Concerto N1 for piano, string orchestra and four timpani (1972);
Concerto N2 for piano and symphony orchestra (1989).
Music for Two for two pianos (1976);
The World in the Music of a Child (1979);
12 Pieces (1980);
Sonata (1981);
Impasse (1981);
Suite “Sur le nom de Bach” (1986);
Four Preludes; 13 Anecdotes (1991); Rhapsody (1995); Waltz for Nadia for four hands (1997); Reflections (1998).

Three Gymnno-pedies (1999).

Chamber Music:
L’Elan Trio for piano, violin and violoncello (1974); Divertimento for oboe and piano (1978); Three Pieces for two violins and piano (1981).

Vocal music:
Four songs for voice and piano on poems by Pierre de Ronsard and Paul Valery (1976).

For organ:
Fantasia (1987).

Choral music:
Sacred Concerto for piano and mixed choir based on Latin texts (2000).

Selected books (published in Bulgarian):
Passport for an Inquisitive Musician (Sofia, 1997).