Mihail Todorov

composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor

15.09.1890 – 21.04.1976Sliven – Bulgaria

Misho Todorov studied music in Geneva (around 1912) and Dresden (around 1922) with Dalcreuse and other eminent pedagogues. Upon his return, he taught music at the Male High School in Sliven (up to 1956). In 1926 he founded a music school in town and was its headmaster up to 1950. He was among the founding members of the Sliven Amateur Opera, its conductor and honorary president. He took an active part in the music life in Sliven as pianist and accompanist.

Mihail Todorov is the author of children’s operettas, some of which are performed by children’s musical ensembles throughout Bulgaria. He wrote “Bulgarian Rhapsody” for chamber orchestra; piano pieces; marches for brass band; music for productions of the theater in Sliven; choral and solo songs. His song “Izgnanik” is very popular.


Children’s Operettas:
Forest King (1912);
The Little Match-Seller (1920);
Song of the Fairies (1920);
Mischievous Children (1925);
The Wise King (1927);
Achimira (1930);
Robin (1932);
The Seven Swan Brothers (1935).