- Magdalena Manolova
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(b Sofia, Bulgaria, Aug 2, 1946). Bulgarian composer, musicologist, and organist. In 1972 she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where her teachers included Yury Kholopov (theory) and Leonid Royzman (organ); she later studied with Jiří Reinberger in Prague and Zürich. In 1973 she was appointed lecturer in counterpoint at the Sofia State Music Academy; two years later she became lecturer in organ; and from 1994 she served as professor of polyphony. A founder of the first Bulgarian organ school at the National Academy of Music and then in the New Bulgarian University, Sofia, she has given regular performances throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA. In 1978 she presented her Heterofonni miniatyuri (‘Heterophony Miniatures’) for organ in a master class in Poland (Villa Lutosławski). After the new pipe organ in Bulgaria Concert Hall in Sofia was installed (1974), she started her performing career in Bulgaria. She performed twice in Sofia the complete organ works of J.S. Bach. She was a member of the Bach Society in Leipzig....