Maria Panayotova



Maria Panayotova receives her Bachelor and Master degrees from University of Maryland and holds a doctorate in composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She has held teaching responsibilities at CCM, UMCP and New Bulgarian University. Her works use together or separately acoustic instruments, electro-acoustic music, video and sound/spatial installations. The latter are based on footage and sound from nature and also incorporate into the gallery space natural physical elements thematically related to the video and sound. In 2013, Maria Panayotova received the Heidelberger Kunstlerinnenpreis and a commission from the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, with a performance by the Phillharmonic Orchester Heidelberg conducted by Maestro Kamdjalov and a recording by Deutchlandfunk radio. Some of her previous performances include a sound/video/site-specific installation at the World New Music Days in Zagreb (2011), “Videoholica”, “Contempo”, the International Computer Music Conference, Atlantic Center for the Arts, “Switched on Video” Filmmaker’s Festival in Chicago, Electroacoustic Music Society of the USA.
Maria Panayotova is an award winner from the International Union of Women in Music and others.

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Symphonic Music:
Transience for orchestra (2000);
Butterfly was Flying for orchestra and female choir (2001);
“Rodopi” for orchestra and video (2012).

Chamber Music:
Study in Process for string quartet (2003);
SunWaterSkyMoon for four female voices (2001);
The River-Merchant’s Wife for female voice, shakuhachi, percussion and piano (2001);
The sea and I for trumpet (2000);
Three Miniatures for Piano (1999);
Gathering for flute, percussion and piano (1999).

Electroacoustic music/video:
Continuous Cities- video/audio installation (2013);
Water – video/audio site specific installation, music by Olli Virtaperko, Fin. (2013);
Study in Process Processed for digital audio (2007);
Water I for digital video and audio (2007);
In the Forest for digital video and audio (2006);
Il Semaforo Blu for digital video and 5.1 audio (2002);
The Blue Traffic Light for digital audio (2002);
Titania for digital audio (2002);
Spiritual Treasures for digital audio (2002).