Alexander Yossifov

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Alexander Yossifov (Bulgarian: Александър Йосифов; 12 August 1940 – November 2016) was a Bulgarian composer and conductor.

Life and career[edit]

Alexander Yossifov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1940.[citation needed] While attending the Bulgarian State Conservatory, he studied composition under Pancho Vladigerov and conducting under Konstantin Iliev.[1] He was the author of numerous chamber music pieces as well as symphonic works. Yossifov also wrote several art songs and one opera, Back to the Beginning.[2] He conducted numerous ensembles throughout his career including the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra.He has conductor the "Aquarius Suits" from brazilian composer Paiva Netto.[3] He died in November 2016 at the age of 76.[4]


"Prelude and Fuga" No 2, for 2 Pianos, 8 hands, was awarded the Grand-Prix "Kanebo" in Tokyo, Japan at the Sixth International Competition for Piano Duo Composition in 1999.


  1. ^ Slonimsky, Nicolas (1978). "Yossifov, Alexander". Baker's Biographical dictionary of musicians (6th ed.). New York: Schirmer Books. p. 1927. ISBN 0028702409.
  2. ^ Opera at Stanford University
  3. ^ Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra Website Archived 2008-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ (2016-11-25). "Почина големият композитор Александър Йосифов". (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2016-11-26.

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