Konstantin Iliev

Bulgarian composer, conductor, teacher and writer Konstantin Iliev was born in Sofia on 9 March 1924 and studied composition, conducting and violin at the State Academy of Music 'P Vladigerov', then composition and conducting at the Prague Academy of Musical Arts.

After working briefly as a musicologist at Radio Sofia, he conducted for a living. He was one of the founders of the Ruse Symphony Orchestra and was later chief conductor of this orchestra. He became chief conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and also made recordings for the Balkanton label. He taught conducting at the State Academy.

He was also one of the most important twentieth century Bulgarian composers, producing a series of works in various genres, and wrote three books, articles and studies.

Konstantin Iliev died in Sofia on 6 March 1988, aged sixty-three.


A selection of articles about Konstantin Iliev

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