Yuliana Toshkova-Patrouilleau

composer, performer, pedagogue

17.01.1965Sofia - Bulgaria

Yuliana Toshkova-Patrouilleau graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1989 majoring in Composition under Professor ParashkevВ Hadjiev and Professor Dimitar Tapkoff. She won a scholarship of the Union of Bulgarian Composers and went to France where she specialised in Harp with B. Sylvestre and studied new composition techniques. She worked with eminent musicians such as J. J. Werner – composer and conductor, Anni Jodri – violinist, the conductors Jean-Claude Casadessus, Dominic Patrouilleau, G. G. Reibel and others.
She won a golden medal and a State Diploma of Professor of Harp. She currently works as lecturer in Music Theory and Composition at the National Music School in Chartres (France).

She composed theatre, chamber symphonic and other music works. Her graduation Concerto for harp and orchestra written in 1993 was recorded by Gega New and performed by the Bankya Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Dominic Patrouilleau, with the composer herself as soloist.

Her music language is rich with various composition techniques subordinated to the emotional and poetic expression.


Orchestral works:
For symphony orchestra:

“Bulgarian perfumes” 3 parts: “Tokata, reflection and rachenitsa” – 2008

For String Orchestra and Reader-Actor:

The Little Lead Soldier, Andersen – 2003

For symphonic (or chamber) orchestra with vibraphone, percussion and saxophone:

“Souls” – 2001

For solo harp and string orchestra:

Concerto for harp and orchestra – 1990

For tenor or soprano and symphony orchestra:

“5 poems,” Henri Segr – 2003

Chamber works:
For solo piano:

“Bulgarian perfumes” 3 parts: “Tokata, reflection and ruchenitsa” – 2007
“Little musical fantasies” – 8 light plays for pupils – 2010

For solo harp:

“Legend of Orpheus and Eurydice” – 2011
“Arpez” – 1993
“Four Pieces for Harp and Text” – Music Theater – 1997

For viola and piano:

“Captured Moment” – 1999

For soprano, piano and percussion instruments:

“Milazhesko brishind” (summer rain), text Demir Aliyev – 2000

For different musical formations, from 2 to 7 musicians:

“Little Musical Fantasies” – 2010

Vocal works:
For bass and piano:

“Do You Remember”, text by D. Debelyanov – 1995

For medzo soprano and piano:

“Four Songs”, Pencho Slaveykov Lyrics – 1987

For tenor or soprano and piano:

“5 poems,” Henri Segr – 2003

Choir works:
For mixed choir:

“Three Songs”, text Dobri Jotev – 1987

For mixed choir and piano:

Agus dei, Latin text – 2010

Arrangement of a Bulgarian folk song for a female choir:

“Tchaikovsky girls” – 1987