Kiril Tsiboulka


18.05.1927 - 04.09.1997Sofia - Bulgaria

Kiril Tsiboulka (b. 1927, Sofia) graduated from the State Academy of Music in Sofia. He studied composition with Prof. Parashkev Hadjiev and Prof. Pancho Vladigerov. He worked at the Bulgarian Concert Section and at the Ministry of Culture.

Member of the SBFD and the Union of Cinematographers in Germany.

As a composer, Kiril Tsiboulka works in various genres. His interest in film music is emphasized. He is the author of the music for 230 feature and short films; of over 160 children’s songs, all in print, many of them issued on gramophone records and distinguished by awards; of symphonic, choral, solo, pop songs. Received the “Golden Rose” award for the music to the film “The Chain” at the Varna Festival (1964), the Second Prize for the music for the film “Beyond the Blue Horizon” and the Second Prize for the music for the film “She” (DEFA film) at the Leipzig festival (1970).


Choral-orchestral works:

“April 1876” symphonic picture for choir and orchestra, 1963
“Death Sentence” – 5 impressions for reciter, choir and orchestra.

Works for symphony orchestra:

“Heroes” symphonic poem, 1954
Little Suite, 1969

Chamber Music:

Dance for violin and piano;

For Piano:Rondo and Variations.

Film music:

“The Chain”, directed by L. Sharlandzhiev (1964);
“Restless Home”, directed by Y. Yakimov (1965);
“Daughter-in-law”, directed by V. Mirchev (1976);
“The Golden Age” (play and 11-episode TV), directed by L. Morchev (1984) and many others.