Martin Panteleev

composer, conductor

10.05.1976Sofia - Bulgaria

Martin Panteleev was born in Sofia in a family of musicians. He started studying the violin at the age of 4, from 1983 to 1995 he studied at the “Lyubomir Pipkov” National Music University. He continued his education at the National Academy of Sciences “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” in the violin class of Prof. Yosif Radionov, studied conducting and composition with Academician Prof. Vasil Kazandzhiev and Prof. Plamen Djurov. Later, he completed the master classes of Prof. Z. Braun in Hamburg and Prof. I. Niemann in Mainz and London. Prof. Vladi Simeonov appreciated his talent early on, as early as 1985 he invited him as concertmaster of the “Pioneer” Youth Philharmonic, and at the age of 9, Martin gave concerts in Italy, Greece, Brazil and Russia for the first time. Since 1999, as second conductor of the prestigious Philharmonic of Nations, created by Leonard Bernstein and Justus Franz, he has given over 1,000 concerts in Europe, Asia and the USA.
After his successful conducting debut in 2004 with the Sofia Philharmonic, he was invited as principal guest conductor, and since the 2011/2012 season he has been principal conductor of the orchestra. He has worked with more than 30 orchestras, including the Berlin Symphony, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Schleswig-Holstein Symphony Orchestra, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Lecce Symphony Orchestra (Italy), etc. He performed in the famous concert halls of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, participated in the “Rheingau Musik Festival”, “MDR Musiksommer” and “Schleswig Holstein” festivals. After his successful tour with the Sofia Festival Orchestra in the USA in 2008, he toured the United States again in 2011, performing an 18-city tour with the Cape Town Philharmonic (South Africa), the first ever tour by an African orchestra in USA. Since 2012, Martin Panteleev has been the principal guest conductor of this orchestra.
He conducted the Royal Philharmonic in London, took part in the Berlin Symphony tour in China, made his debuts with the Bucharest Philharmonic and the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina in Buenos Aires, the Durban Philharmonic Orchestra, the Beersheva Symphony, Israel, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Nova Scotia Symphony Orchestra in Halifax, Canada and many more.
Martin Panteleev is the author of three symphonies for a large symphony orchestra, the cantata for choir, orchestra and soloists “Planetary traces”, Concerto for percussion and orchestra, etc. His compositions have been performed in the USA, England, Germany, Italy, China, South Africa, Macedonia and Bulgaria.
Winner of a number of prestigious awards, in 2012 Martin Panteleev was awarded the “Golden Muse” award, in 2013 he received an award for active creative activity of the Bulgarian National Radio, and in 2014 the Sofia Municipality awarded him with the special award “Sofia” at the awards “Crystal Lyre”.


Website: Martin Panteleev


Stage music:
Symphony No. 1;
Symphony No. 2;
Symphony No. 3;
Cantata for choir, orchestra and soloists “Planetary Traces”;
Concerto for percussion and orchestra and others.