Assoc.Prof. Lilia Kostova, Ph.D.

Head of Department


Instruction in chamber music at the National Academy of Music is focused mainly on the specific problems of ensemble playing and interpretation tasks relating to the style, historic period and aesthetics of the musical piece. The Department strives to train and educate professionals with broad musical culture of ensemble playing and love and enthusiasm for chamber music.

Specialized instruction in chamber music began in 1931. The first professor was the violin player Prof. Arseni Lechev (1902 – 1984), who had studied in Berlin and Paris. In the first years after the Academy was founded, the prominent Bulgarian pianist and composer Dimitar Nenov also taught chamber music.

The musicians who lectured and instructed in chamber music had noticeable, impressive impact on the Bulgarian music scene, in shaping the perception and knowledge of young musicians and composers, and in the development of chamber music in Bulgaria in general.

Accompaniment instruction is also taught at the Department, as the course introduced in 1968 by Prof. Savka Shopova, who had previously worked as an accompanist at the Violin Department. In 1977, Piano Accompaniment was moved into its own department, managed by Prof. Lili Popova. Since 2003, the Piano Accompaniment instructors have been part of the Chamber Music Department, and in recent years other accompanying instruments have also been included, prompting the renaming of the department to Chamber Music and Accompaniment.

Since 2017, the courses in Folk Singing and Folk Ensembles have also been part of the Department.

 

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CURRENT ACADEMIC STAFF

                                 

Chamber Music

Prof. Georgita Boyadzhieva-Nikolova, Ph.D.

Prof. Atanas Karafezliev, Ph.D.

Prof. Ognyan Konstantinov, Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Lilia Kostova, Ph.D.

Assistant Rosen Idealov, Ph.D.

 

Piano Accompaniment

Prof. Atanas Atanasov, Ph.D.

Prof. Daniela Dikova, Ph.D.

Assistant Alexander Lialios, Ph.D.

Bogdan Stanev

Ognyana Sokolova

 

Folk Singing

Assoc. Prof. Binka Dobreva, part-time lecturer

Assistant Neli Andreeva, part-time lecturer

 

Folk Ensembles

Assistant Vanya Moneva, part-time lecturer

Assistant Darina Slavova, part-time lecturer

 

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FORMER ACADEMIC STAFF

 

Chamber Music

Prof. Arseni Lechev (1902 – 1984)

Prof. Dimitar Nenov (1901 – 1952)

Assoc. Prof. Pavel Popov (1905 – 1969)

Prof. Konstantin Kugiyski (1905 – 1975)

Prof. Stefan Magnev (1906 – 1988)

Prof. Stefan Sugarev (1907 – 1958)

Toma Tomov (1916 – ?)

Prof. Ema Bozhinova (1923 – 2004)

Prof. Konstantin Chilev (1932 – 2014)

Prof. Dimitar Kozev (1938 – 2013)

Prof. Konstantin Bakardzhiev (1938 – 2019)

Prof. Iliya Glavanov (1946 – 2009)

Blagoy Simeonov, part-time lecturer

Bozhidar Paunov

Prof. Dimo Dimov

Prof. Angel Stankov

Prof. Ventsislav Nikolov

Prof. Vasil Kazandzhiev

Prof. Velislava Georgieva, Ph.D.

Prof. Victor Chuchkov

Prof. Zheni Zaharieva

Prof. Evelina Arabadzhieva

Prof. Maya Patroneva

Prof. Nanko Dimitrov

Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Gagov

Assoc. Prof. Vasil Lolov

Assistant Darina Maleeva, Ph.D.

 

Piano Accompaniment

Prof. Lili Popova (1930 – 2016)

Prof. Savka Shopova-Markova (1931 – 2018)

Prof. Snezhina Galabova (1930 – 2019)

Prof. Ruzhka Charakchieva

Assoc. Prof. Marina Kapitanova, Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Manya Lungarova

Assoc. Prof. Violeta Popova

Ivelina Kazandzhieva

Zlatka Arnaudova

Zdravka Raduilska

Maria Vitanova

Maria Sofianska

Lili Boyadzhieva

Radostina Petkova

 

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HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT

Prof. Arseni Lechev (1902 – 1984)

Prof. Konstantin Kugiyski (1905 – 1975)

Prof. Ema Bozhinova (1923 – 2004)

Prof. Dimitar Kozev (1938 – 2013)

Prof. Konstantin Chilev (1932 – 2014)

Prof. Lili Popova (1930 – 2016)

Prof. Maya Patroneva

Prof. Atanas Atanasov, Ph.D.

Prof. Atanas Karafezliev, Ph.D.