- Magdalena Manolova
- and Milena Bozhikova
(b Samokov, Bulgaria, July 30, 1924; d Sofia, Bulgaria, Dec 23, 2002). Bulgarian composer, pianist, and conductor. In 1951 she graduated from the Sofia Academy of Music, where her teachers were Hadjiev and Vesselin Stoyanov (composition), Edmondo di Vecci (conducting), and Nenov (the piano). After working as a conductor and composer with the state-sponsored Kutev folksong and dance ensemble (...