Boris Trichkov

composer, pedagogue

17.02.1881 – 31.03.1944Tran– Bulgaria

Boris Trichkov completed his secondary education at the Pedagogical School in Kyustendil. For a while he worked as a primary school teacher. In 1910 he graduated from Sofia University majoring in Philosophy and Pedagogy. He worked as a teacher and taught music at high schools and teachers’ institutes in Ruse and Sofia, he also conducted choirs. During the academic year 1920-21 he taught Methodology of School Singing at the Summer Courses of the State Academy of Music. In 1905 he began developing his own system of music training, which he named Stalbitza (Stairs) intended for the general education schools. In 1923 he demonstrated his successful achievements with children trained according to his system, some of which were six year-old and could not read yet. In 1924-25 the Ministry of Education sent him on a business trip to Germany for experience exchange. He organised courses for primary school teachers, which helped him promote his system.

He composed a number of children’s songs, some of them published in collections.

He also wrote textbooks, some 100 articles on pedagogic issues. He edited the newspaper Basic Music (1928), as well as the magazines Music Education (1931-1941), Teenager and New Road.


25 Children’s Two-voiced Songs (1901);
Children’s Music Dialogues (1904);
Native Songs (1910);
School Song (1913);
To the Golden-winged (1923);
To Bulgaria (1924);
Primary School Songs (1926);
The Year in Songs (1930);
Album for the Young Musician (1931);
Garland (1942);
The Joyful Musicians;
Echo of the Victory.