Bojidar Petkov


29.07.1940 – 14.05.2015Gabrovo – Bulgaria

Bojidar Petkov graduated from the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland in 1965. He studied composition with Stanislav Viehovic and Krzysztof Penderecki. He worked at the Bulgarian National Radio (1968-84) and at the Bulgarian Copyright Agency (1984-90) . Up to 1990 he composed actively theatre and film music (including music to over 90 cartoons, documentaries and feature films), which brought him prestigious national and international prizes. He is the author of music for 90 feature films, documentaries and cartoons. After 1990, he mainly wrote instrumental music. His Toccata for two pianos was performed and acclaimed in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, Japan, Cuba, etc. Works of his were recorded for the Bulgarian National Radio and included in a CD released by the recording company Gega Neuw.


Choral-orchestral works:
For mixed choir and symphony orchestra:
Oratorios: Patriarch Evtimii (1970); Planet Vibrations (1992); Life Rhythms (1993).

Works for symphony orchestra:
Symphony (1998);
Study for orchestra (1963);
Moods (Music Diaries) – symphonic miniatures (since 1984);
Coloured Associations (1991-1992);
Aura Movements (1993);
Ballet Palette Symphonic Suite (1994);
Pictures of Nature – 12 orchestral pieces (1996);
Four symphony preludes (1998-2001).

Symphonic Etudes:
Panevritmia; Geometric Impressions; Alphabet Reflections; (1991);

Piano Concerto (1965);
Music for violoncello and orchestra (1995); Music for violin and orchestra (1995);
Concerto-Poem for violoncello and orchestra (1996).

Works for string orchestra:
Suite for piano and strings (1973).

Chamber Music:
Introduction for violin and piano (1996);
Inertia for two violins (1997);
Afternoon Impression for violoncello and piano (1997);
Dreamed Serenade for violoncello and piano (1997);
Ballad Variations for violoncello and piano (1998);

Works for piano:
Sonatas: N1 (1961); N2 (1964). Dance (1956); Sonatina (1968); Associations (1962). Adagio for violin and piano (1963).

Works for two pianos:
Toccata (1976); Adequacy (1998).

Vocal music:

Moon Charm for soprano and English horn (1997).

Film music:
Advantage, directed by G. Dyulgerov (1977);
Panteley, directed by G. Stoyanov (1978);
Measure for Measure, directed by G. Dyulgerov (1981);
The Central Hotel, directed by V. Branev (1982);
Wolf hunt, directed by S. Trifonov and others.