Milko Kolarov

Milko Kolarov

08.03.1946 г.

Varna - Bulgaria

composer, conductor, pedagogue

Milko Kolarov graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1973 majoring in Composition under Professor Pancho Vladigerov and Orchestral Conducting under Professor Konstantin Iliev. He specialised in Paris (1986-87). He has had a rich artistic, performance and pedagogic activity. In 2001 he was appointed Associated Professor of Polyphony and Symphony Orchestration at the Free University in Varna. He composed two ballets and two operas; an oratorio and a suite for choir and orchestra; symphony music; solo and choral songs, instrumental works, theatre and film music. His compositions were published, recorded and performed in Russia, Italy, the UK, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Japan, France, etc.

Works

Stage music:

Ballets:

Roots (premiered in Varna, 1986); Root in the Sky (premiered in Varna, 1993).

Opera:

The Happiest Man in the World (premiered in Varna, 1991)

Children’s opera: Little Christmas Tale (premiered in Varna, 1994)

Choral-orchestral:

April 1876 Oratorio (1978); Kitni Gosti Koledari Suite for mixed choir, children’s choir and symphony orchestra (1994).

For symphony orchestra:

Symphonic Variations (1973).

Elegy for big symphony orchestra and organ (1996).

Concertos for:

clarinet (1981); violin (1984); bass trombone (1998).

Chamber music:

Violin Sonata (1985); Clarinet Sonata, Magic Paths – piano cycle (1987).

Vocal music:

Positions, a cycle (1976).

Choral music:

Seasons – cycle (1974); Why Spout is Singing – children’s cycle (1982); Two Pieces in Memory of Vasil Arnaudov (1992); Little Christmas Tale (1995).