Denislav Tomov

composer, pianist

23.04.1982Pleven - Bulgaria

Denislav Tomov was born in 1982 in Pleven.
Denislav Tomov graduated from the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia, with Musical Pedagogy in 2004 and with Composition in 2005 in the class of Prof. Krasimir Taskov.
In 2004, he was one of the four Bulgarian composers nominated for the final round of the competition for a new Bulgarian symphonic work “7/8” with “Concerto for Percussion Instruments and Symphony Orchestra” (diploma thesis majoring in “Composition” at NMA), performed twice by the Plovdiv Philharmonic – in Plovdiv and “Bulgaria” Hall – Sofia.
Since 2006, in line with his membership in the UBC, he has taken part in the annual editions of “New Bulgarian Music”. His works have been performed by the Plovdiv, Pleven and Ruse Philharmonic Orchestras, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the National Academy of Sciences “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”, National Philharmonic Choir “Svetoslav Obretenov”, Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio, Chamber Ensemble “Sofia Soloists”, Chamber Orchestra “Orpheus”, Sofia City Wind Orchestra, String Quartet “Chorus”, String Quartet “Ars Music” and etc. As a composer, he collaborated with conductors: Deyan Pavlov, Jean Yves Godin, Ivan Stoyanov, Yordan Dafov, Plamen Djurov, Raicho Hristov, Slavil Dimitrov.
In 2003 and 2004, he was awarded the second and first prize, respectively, at the Academic Composition Competition at the National Academy of Music. He was awarded second prize at the International Competition for Instrumentalists and Composers “Music and Earth” (2005) in Sofia and also second prize at the Composition Competition dedicated to the 100 anniversary of Elias Canetti’s birthday, organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Bulgaria (2005).
In 2013, he received third prize in a competition for writing a piece for the Sofia Wind Orchestra.
In 2018, he defended his dissertation for the award of an educational and scientific degree “doctor” at the National Academy of Sciences “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”, on the basis of which in 2019 the book “The Composer’s School at the NMA “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” – pedagogy and creativity”.
Denislav Tomov is the author of symphonic, chamber-instrumental, vocal, piano and stage works. He has made studio and concert recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio and the Bulgarian National Television.

His interests are focused on the creation of symphonic music, vocal solo and choral works, chamber-instrumental works for various ensembles and musical stage genres (opera, ballet, musical).