- Anda Palieva
- and Milena Bozhikova
(b Ruse, Bulgaria, Aug 21, 1947). Bulgarian composer and conductor. He graduated in 1978 from the Bulgarian State Academy of Music having studied three subjects: the double bass (under Todor Toshev), conducting (under Vladi Simeonov), and composition (under Marin Goleminov). By 1977 though, he had won the Nikolay Malko competition for young conductors in Copenhagen, and he had been conducting the Ruse SO since the age of 17. He conducted the Ruse Philharmonic (...