Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Georgi Atanassov, Maestro (1882 - 1931)

Georgi Atanassov, Maestro (1882 - 1931)

1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM

Conductor, composer, pioneer of Bulgarian opera. He graduated as a student of Pietro Mascani at the Rossini College in Pesaro, Italy, as Maestro di Musica. Atanassov made his early career as a military bandmaster. His operas start from 1911, with a production of Borislav. In 1922 -23 he conducted at the Sofia National Opera, and his operas from that date were premiered at that opera house. He was the bandmaster of the Guards Orchestra (considered the first BG symphony orchestra).

 Author of the operas Gergana(1917), Tsveta(1929), Kossara(1926) and Altsek (1930). Among his other works are 5 childrens operettas, including The Ill Teacher and The Small Hero.

""

 

Alexander Banderov (born 1933-2007)
The poet Alexander Banderov has long worked as a journalist (he has been awarded the Gold Pen Award of the Bulgarian Journalists Union), and later was an editor...
Ioan Leviev (1934 - 1994)
Ioan Leviev (1934 - 1994)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Ioan Isaakov Leviev was born on October 31st, 1934, in Plovdiv (his brother is the world-famous jazz musucian, M...
Petko R. Slaveykov (1827 - 1895)
Petko R. Slaveykov (1827 - 1895)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Petko Rachev Slaveykov was born on November 17, 1827, in the town of Turnovo. Writer and journalist, public and political figure; Member of Bulgarian Literary Society (later the Bulgarian Academy o...
Nikola Todev (1928 - 1991)
Nikola Todev (1928 - 1991)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
The eminent actor Nikola Todev was born on June 13th, 1928, in the town of Devin, Smolyan Region. He started acting at the age of 24 on the stage of the Smolyan Theatre, and later in Pazardzhik T...
Herminegild / Hermin Skorpil (1858-1923)
 Herminegild / Hermin Skorpil (also known as Schkorpil; pronounced Sh-korpil) was Czech by origin. Teacher, archaeologist; museum founder. Spent some time as a teacher in several high...
Yosif Schnitter/Joseph Schnitter, Arch. (1852 – 1914)
One of the greatest names Plovdiv is so proud of - Joseph Schnitter (born 1852, Novi Bidzhov – died 1914, Plovdiv), a Czech by original nationality, an eminent architect, engineer and geodesi...
Petar Stoyanov (born 1952)
Petar Stoyanov (born 1952)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Petar Stoyanov was born May 25th, 1952, in the city of Plovdiv. He gradiuated from the Law Faculty of the Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski.\r\n\r\n1978 - 19...
Ivan Chomakov, Dr. (born 1953)
Ivan Chomakov, Dr. (born 1953)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Dr. Ivan Milkov Chomakov was born on October 15th, 1953, in Plovdiv. He graduated from the VMI Medical University of Plovdiv in 1979. In the period 1981 - 1997 he worked as an assista...
Dinko Dermendzhiev - Chiko (born 1941)
Dinko Dermendzhiev (popular with the nickname of Chiko) has joined the football team of Botev Plovdiv in 1959 as its third goal keeper. His only playing as a keeper though,was during the second hal...
Assen Diamandiev, Professor (16.11.1915 - 24.02.2009)
Born in Plovdiv in 1915 in Plovdiv. He graduated from the State Academy of Music in Sofia in 1940. Prof. Diamandiev started working as a teacher in the newly opened School of Music in Plo...