- Kristina Yapova
(b Gabrovo, Jan 7, 1859/1860; d Kazanlak, Feb 2, 1902). Bulgarian composer, conductor, flautist, bandmaster, and pedagogue. He is known as the founder of the Bulgarian composers’ music school. He is the author of the first Bulgarian opera Siromahkinya [The Poor Woman] after Ivan Vazov’s poem of the same name (...