Dimitar Bodurov is a Bulgarian pianist, composer, and producer currently living in Amsterdam, the The Netherlands. Born on the 17th of September 1979 in Bulgaria, Dimitar played several instruments- trombone, saxophone, and drums. After graduating from the music high school in Varna (BG) he studied 2 years in the Conservatory in Sofia (BG).
Since 2000, Dimitar has been working and studying in the Netherlands. In 2002 he obtained bachelor diploma; and in April 2004 he graduated cum laude as a Master degree student in Rotterdam Conservatory in major 'jazz piano'. In November 2006 he has graduated 'jazz composition and arranging' in the same school. Since 2004, Dimitar has been intensively integrating Bulgarian Folklore in his own music.
Dimitar’s regular projects are Bodurov Solo, Bodurov Trio and the Dutch singer Margriet Sjoerdsma. He has been intensively touring in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Bulgaria. Bodurov trio and Margriet Sjoerdsma band participated for the Jazz Impuls Double Concert Tour (www.jazzimpuls.nl) for the 2008/2009 season, which ended in the Concergebouw, Amsterdam.
As a composer he wrote several chamber works. In 2005 ‘Tree of choices’, a piece for solo saxophone, chamber string ensemble and samples, commissioned by Rotterdamse School #5, series of concerts to present young composers from Rotterdam. For his graduation in composition In 2006, he presented his ‘100 brothers Project’, inspired of the novel ‘Time of Parting’ by Anton Donchev. These are several pieces, each one different from the other, produced by the same formula: Soloist+ensamble+audio material (folklore song or a dance). In 2007 Dimitar took part in ‘The Unknown Instrument’, a project in collaboration with Sofia Music Weeks Festival, focused on new music for traditional Bulgarian choirs. There he presented his piece for Marimba, Choir and sample (trad. Song) ‘Voda Teche’; and performed piano in Paul van Brugge’s piece ‘Fractions of Fobia’ He has been writing music for marimba for Tatiana Koleva. And his future engagement is ‘Boulangerie’, a project tribute to Nadia Boulanger in collaboration with the Gergiev Festival, Rotterdam 2009. Dimitar is also the founder of the Keys'n Stix Festival (www.keysandstix.com; www.myspace.com/keysandstix) - an initiative dedicated to piano and drums.
Prizes: In 2002, he was awarded 3 jazz prizes: Erasmus Jazz Competition, Rotterdam; Leidse Stad Jazz Competition in Leiden, and Pim Jacobs Jazz Competition in Rotterdam. In July 2005, he participated the Solo Piano Jazz Competition in Montreux, Switzerland. And in January 2007 Dimitar won the Young Pianist Foundation Jazz Competition 2007.
Bodurov trio 'Melatonic' 2003
Dimitar Bodurov, solo piano 'Stamps from Bulgaria' 2006
Margriet Sjoerdsma 'With the whisper of a morning' 2006
Margriet Sjoerdsma ‘Bloom’ 2008
Bodurov trio ‘Stamps from Bulgaria 2008’