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Kazandzhiev, Vasillocked

  • Anna Levy,
  • Gregory Myers
  •  and Milena Bozhikova


(b Ruse, Bulgaria, Sept 10, 1934). Bulgarian composer and conductor . Together with Iliev, Nikolov, Tutev, and Ivan Spassov, he was one of the five innovators of contemporary Bulgarian music, and as such was blacklisted by the communist authorities in Bulgaria for many years. A child prodigy, at the age of 13 he became the private composition student of Iliev. At the same time, while still living in Ruse, he was deeply influenced by Iliev’s and Dobrin Petkov’s conducting styles. On the recommendation of Hadjiev he went to study composition and orchestration at the State Academy in Sofia with Pancho Vladigerov and conducting with Vladi Simeonov. He graduated from the academy in ...

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