Domitar Ninov

Domitar Ninov

27.05.1963 г.

Varna - Bulgaria

composer, music theoretician, pedagogue

Dimitar Ninov was the 2009 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Composers, United States. He teaches music theory and ear training at Texas State University, San Marcos.

Ninov is a published composer and theorist, and an invited lecturer at international, national, and regional music theory conferences. His music has been performed in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. His two piano albums, published by the FJH Music Company and Abundant Silence Publishing, respectively, are being distributed worldwide, and his violin and piano piece “A Lonely Man’s Prayer” has been recorded on the “Made in the Americas” CD series. Ninov’s piano piece Golden Leaves was included in volume six of the prestigious FJH piano series “Succeeding with the Masters”.

Dimitar Ninov holds a doctoral degree in composition from the University of Texas at Austin and master’s degrees in theory and composition from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. Among his former American teachers are the late professor of theory Dorothy Payne and the professor of composition Russell Pinkston. In Bulgaria he studied with the internationally renowned composer Alexander Raichev, the brilliant professors of harmony Bentzion Eliezer and Plamen Arabov, and with one of the most prominent jazz musicians on the Balkan Peninsula, Alexander Petkov.



Cantata for choir and orchestra.

For symphony orchestra:


Concertos for: clarinet; trumpet.

For string orchestra:

Little Suite.

Chamber music:

In a Rainy Day for chamber orchestra; Wind Quintet; Fugue for string quartet; Trio Sonata for oboe, clarinet and bassoon; Trio for violin, clarinet and piano; Rondo for three clarinets.

For clarinet and piano:

Romantic Sonata; Recitative and Toccatina.

Song for violoncello and piano.

For piano:

Prelude; Rondo; Theme, Variations and Fugue; Album for Children and Youths; Five fugues.

Vocal music:

Musical Poem for soprano, flute, vibraphone and piano; Adventures in the Jungle – seven musical minutes for voice and piano.