Dimitar Karaminkov

Biography | Experience | Compositions

Vesselin StoyanovConcert for Piano and Orchestra No 3

Shumen Philharmonic Orchestra

Soloist: Jenny Petrova

Conductor: Dimitar Karaminkov

LIVE Recorded | Bulgarian National Radio | Bulgaria Hall – Sofia | 1989


Dimitar Karaminkov / Conductor
Member of the “Union of Bulgarian Musician and Dancers“

Dimitar Karaminkov is one of the most significant participants of Bulgarian musical life for the last thirty years. He was awarded a special prize “The Best Young Conductor of Bulgaria” in 1984. This prize indicates the fast progress and high conductor quality.

After his graduation in Bulgarian State Academy of Music in Sofia, Dimitar Karaminkov has undergone specialization under leadership of Maestro Franco Ferrara in Chigiana Academy – Italy and Alexander Dmitriev in St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. This thorough education built high standards and performing art of Dimitar Karaminkov. 

He has been often a guest – conductor in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Rousse, Bourgas Philharmonic Orchestras. His conductor’s art well known in Germany, Italy, Roumania, Slovakia, Ucraine, Turkey, Greece, India, USA etc. He has recorded with Symphony Orchestra of Bulgarian National Radio as well as Ruosse and Sliven Philharmonic Orchestras.

Maestro Karaminkov has also experience as Music Director & Chief Conductor of Shoumen Philharmonic Orchestra (1990 – 1993), Antalya Opera / Turkey (2001 – 2002), Bulgarian Chamber Orchestra – Dobrich (2004 – 2007) and Sliven Symphony Orchestra (1994 – 2021).

There are a large number of musical works from different ages and styles in his repertoire. He shows an equal facility in conducting Corelli, Vivaldi, Bach as well as Britten, Shostakovich, Stravinsky. Many outstanding musicians and singers from Europe, USA and Japan (like Gena Dimitrova – soprano, Alexandrina Miltcheva – mezzo soprano, Hristina Angelakova – mezzo soprano, Mincho Minchev – violin, Anatoli Krastev – cello, Bojidar Noev – piano, Iovcho Krushev – piano, Jeni Petrova – Piano, Svetla Slavcheva – piano, Nikolay Evrov – piano, Georgi Badev – violin, Bareni Moon – violin, Martin Stantzelait – cello, Jousef Gold – violin, Junko Kobaiashi – piano, Massanobu Ikemia – piano, Roland Degoumois – piano, etc.) have played under his baton. 

Maestro Karaminkov is represented by the BV Artist International / New York.

Musical Administration Experience

1978 – 1989 Founder & Chief Conductor of Shoumen Chamber Orchestra.

1983 – 1994 Co founder & Music Director of Music Festival Madar’s Horsmen.

1984 Co Founder & member of the Board of directors Foundation  “Pancho Vladigeroff”.

1990 – 1993 Music Director & Chief Conductor – Shoumen Philharmonic Orchestra.

1994 2021 Music Director & Chief Conductor – Sliven Symphony Orchestra.

2001 – 2002 Music Director& Chief Conductor – Antalya Opera Turkey.

2004 – 2007 Music Director & Chief Conductor – Bulgarian Chamber Orchestra Dobrich.

2006 Founder & Music Director – New Fest Symphony Orchestra Dobrich.

1994 Sliven Symphony Orchestra – Organization of “Conducting Course for Young Conductors“- Participants from Italy. Leader Conductor – Dimitar Karaminkov.

1995 Sliven Symphony Orchestra – Organization of “Conducting Course for Young Conductors“ Participants from all over the word . Leader Conductor: Dimitar Karaminkov.

1997 – 2011 Author, Performer and Leader of the Popular Concert Series – “One hour in the Concert Hall“- Education Program.

2009 – 2011 New Art Club: Education program „Classic and Pop“ – with special participation of the Sliven Symphony Orchestra.

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