- Mariya Ruseva
(b Belogradchik, Bulgaria, 2 May/April 19, 1904; d Sofia, March 12, 1979). Bulgarian choir conductor and composer. Founder of the contemporary style of Bulgarian choral conducting. He graduated in 1929 in pedagogics and composition under Sikorsky at the Warsaw Conservatory. He studied violin with Ochlevsky and choral conducting with Fitelberg. During his study he led a Bulgarian student choir and large Slavonic choir. After his return to Bulgaria in ...