Dimitar Ninov was born in Varna, Bulgaria, on
May 27, 1963. He graduated from the French Language
High School in his native town. In 1987, he entered
the State Academy of Music Pancho Vladigerov in
Sofia, where he earned master's degrees in two
majors: Theory of Music (1992) and Composition
(1996). Ninov studied composition with one of
the most prominent Bulgarian composers, Prof.
Alexander Raitchev. His graduation thesis was
a Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, premiered
by the Academic Orchestra in May, 1996.
From 1992-1997, Ninov was employed as a conductor
of the children's choir Bonka Golemanova
in Botevgrad. Between 1994 and 1999, he gave private
instruction in harmony, solfege and other disciplines
in Sofia, and worked as a composer and arranger
in the field of popular music. In 1999, Dimitar
Ninov went to the United States to pursue his
doctoral studies in composition. He was employed
as a teaching assistant in theory of music at
the University of South Carolina, and later at
the University of Texas at Austin.
In May 2003, Ninov earned his doctorate in composition
at the University of Texas with Spring Symphony,
a three-movement symphony for orchestra. The composer
has produced a body of works for orchestra, chamber
ensembles, choir, voice, and piano.
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