Konstantin Tsekov

composer, arranger, musical producer, performer

24.12.1952Blagoevgrad - Bulgaria

Konstantin Tsekov is a Bulgarian composer, born on 24.12.1952. In 1972, he graduated from Lydia Kuteva’s piano class at NMU “Lyubomir Pipkov”, Sofia, as a rarely talented, gifted and promising future musician.
In 1978 he graduated from the National Academy of Sciences “prof. Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia in the piano class of Prof. Lily Atanasova.

His multi-layered interest in composition and his inexhaustible creative invention have ranked him over the years among the most prominent Bulgarian artists in the art of music.
An important stage in the creative path of Konstantin Tsekov is the significant contribution he made permanently in the creation in 1976 of the most popular progressive rock band FSB in Bulgaria to this day.

A promising start for him in it are his original compositions, arrangements and his role as a leading pianist. His role in establishing modern trends in the fields of composition, arrangement, orchestration and sound is enormous both in his studio work and in all areas and genres of music.

Konstantin Tsekov is a composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist and producer of over ten albums with FSB, numerous compilations, as well as the author and producer of four of his solo studio albums, two of which are instrumental music, where he traditionally experiments with his author’s ideas:

1996 – “Verticals”; 2000 – “Wings of fish”; 2004 – “A Sip Of The Earthly rivers”; 2012 – “Take The Ferry Home”.

He is the author of music for a number of feature and documentary films, theater and puppet productions, musicals, children’s, illustrative and symphonic music.
Konstantin Tsekov is often engaged in concert activity in the various genres that he chooses himself, as well as with his countless engagements and invitations to work in recording studios in Germany, Denmark, Austria, Norway and Russia for the realization of his own and international projects.

He participated as a pianist in the recordings of the film music of the world-famous composer Ennio Morricone and Luis Enriquez Bacalov.
He is also the only Bulgarian pianist and musician who participated in 1998 in Philip Kirkorov’s world tour in Russia and the USA.

In 1989, he became the producer and arranger of Jose Feliciano’s album “I’m never gonna change”, with which in 1990 he became the winner of the most prestigious world music award – GRAMMY.
Awarded the “GOLDEN CENTURY” medal (2011) for overall contribution to Bulgarian culture.

Many of his author’s compositions are in the Golden Fund of the BNR and BNT.

Konstantin Tsekov is one of the symbols of the challenging and experimental spirit, seeking and reaching new opportunities in Bulgarian and world music culture.

Konstantin Tsekov is also the only Bulgarian whose author’s film symphonic music for the film “Incognita” (dir. Mikhail Pandurski) – a Russian-German-Bulgarian production with a world premiere in Münster, was recorded by the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater – St. Petersburg under the direction of the world famous maestro Valery Gergiev.
In this large-scale musical production, recorded in St. Petersburg, the full orchestra takes part – about 120 musicians, as well as the choir and soloists of the theater, numbering 200 people. This is a precedent, because in its history the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater has not recorded film music, much less set to music a composition of a composer during his lifetime. Valery Gergiev makes an exception only for the composer Konstantin Tsekov.
This is another proof of the artist’s talent and the worldwide recognition he receives from musicians of such rank.

The name of the composer Konstantin Tsekov will always be a symbol of the constant search for new opportunities to enrich the native and world musical culture.

Konstantin Tsekov is the winner of the awards:

2016 – “IKAR” – award of the Union of Artists in Bulgaria for music in the play “Last Quartet”, Theater Workshop “Sfumato”;
2014 – “ZOLOTOY VITYAZ”, Moscow – prize of the Slavic Forum of Arts at the twelfth Moscow International Theater Forum for music in the performance “La”;
2014 – “World Master of Music” – award of the World Masters Committee – world ranking of the most legendary groups in the world on a par with Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, etc.;
2014 – Member of progarchives.com society;
2014 – Award for overall contribution to art, Plovdiv Municipality;
2013 – “Crystal Lyre” in the “Pop and Rock Music” category – Award for overall contribution of the Union of Bulgarian Musicians;
2013 – Prize of Drumev Theater Festivals, New Bulgarian Drama at Shumen International Festival for music of the performance “La”;
2012 – “Golden Feather” – award for overall contribution to Bulgarian culture on the occasion of Bulgarian Enlightenment Day, May 24;
2011 – Academy Award for Best Motion Picture Score for Mission London;
2010 – “GOLDEN CENTURY” Order – State award for particularly great merits for the promotion of Bulgarian culture and art – award of the Ministry of Culture;
2007 – “Bronze horseshoe” at the international festival “Artefest”, Macedonia for the music to a documentary;
2000 – Award of the Ministry of Culture for overall contribution to the development of Bulgarian culture;
1999 – Award for Overall Contribution to the Development of Bulgarian Rock;
1993 – Award for comprehensive contribution to the development of Bulgarian music;
1993 – Producer of the Year;
1990 – “GRAMMY” – the world’s most prestigious music award as producer and arranger of Jose Feliciano’s album “Im never gonna change”.



“Sip from Earth’s Rivers” (2003).

FSB Albums:
“Nonstop” (1977); “FSB” (1978); “The Ball” (1979); “78 cycles” (1980); “After ten years” (1982); “FSB VI” (1984); “FSB in Concert” (2LP) (1985); “I love you so far” (Kissing You Good Night) (1987); “No way” (max single) (1988); “FSB” (1989); “Anthology 1, 2 & 3” (1999).