28 april 2021 Maestro Dafov With The Golden Century Award
Congratulations to Maestro Yordan DAFOV, artistic director of the Burgas Opera, who was awarded the prestigious award of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria "Golden Age" - a necklace for special contribution to the field of art.
Maestro DAFOV received a congratulatory address on behalf of Dimitar NIKOLOV, Mayor of the Municipality of Burgas, on the occasion of the high award.
We wish the renowned conductor tireless creative enthusiasm! In February, he conducted the orchestra of the Burgas State Opera, with soloist Rosen Idealov, clarinet, and the concert was nominated for the event of the month in the ranking "Musical Event of the Year" on the show "Eternal Music" on BNT.
Yordan DAFOV is one of the most emblematic representatives of the modern Bulgarian conducting school, known as a conductor with high musical culture and respected for his unique conducting technique.
He graduated from the Bulgarian State Conservatory in Sofia in the class of Prof. Konstantin Iliev. From 1970 to 1971, as a young conductor, he took a master class in analysis, composition, and aesthetics with Prof. Olivier Messaye at the Paris National Conservatory. In 1966 he began as a conductor of the Varna Philharmonic. In 1977 he was artistic director and chief conductor of the Burgas Philharmonic. At the beginning of 1981, he became conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, and at the same time, he was chief conductor of the Tolbuhin Chamber Orchestra, which under his skilful baton managed to win the name of one of the best chamber ensembles in Bulgaria. From 1997 to 1999 he was artistic director and chief conductor of the Varna Philharmonic. Meanwhile, Maestro Dafov leads a master class with H. Faberman (USA). From November 2000 to May 2002 he was director and conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic. Known as a conductor in France, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Romania, Spain, Poland, Hungary. He makes recordings for BNT and BNR, as well as for French and Swedish radio and Spanish television. He is the author of three symphonies, "Morning Music and Serenades" (for string orchestra), "In profile and full-face" (for large symphony orchestra), vocal music for instrumental chamber ensembles, theater music.