- Anda Palieva
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(b Pleven, April 21, 1949). Bulgarian composer and conductor. In 1975 he graduated from the Bulgarian State Music Academy in Sofia, where his teachers included Goleminov and Iliev. He was a prizewinner at the 1972 Svetoslav Obretenov national piano competition, and in 1974 he received an award from the Union of Bulgarian Composers for his interpretation of new music. In 1984 he went to Vienna to study with Karl Österreicher at the Musikhochschule. In 1975 he made his début as conductor of the Pleven State PO, and in their following season he conducted a considerable number of new works by Bulgarian and foreign composers. In 1979 he took first prize at the Bulgarian symphony orchestras festival, and in 1985 he was appointed conductor of the world-famous Sofia Soloists, with whom he has since appeared in major festivals in Bulgaria and in more than 30 countries. He has appeared in numerous radio and TV productions, and in over 20 CD recordings. In ...