EMCY

George Dimitrov

All prize winners
First Prize
2016
Nationality: Bulgarian
Instrument: Guitar
Date of birth 2000/12/02

Born in Sofia on 02.12.2000, George Dimitrov began his classical guitar studies at the age of 10 with Stolina Dobreva at the National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov”, Sofia. George is the recipient of the following awards:

  • 2016 – EMCY Special Prize and the first prize at the XII International competition “Young Virtuosos”, Sofia, (Bulgaria)
  • 2016 – 1st Prize at International competition for classical guitar “Andres Segovia”, Velbert (Germany)
  • 2016 – 1st Prize at Pleven International Guitar Festival, and an invitation to give six concerts in a tour around Bulgaria in 2017. Pleven,(Bulgaria)
  • 2015 – 1st Prize and Grand Prix (for exceptionally bright talent) at the International competition for young performers of classical instruments, (Bulgaria)
  • 2015 – 2nd Prize at the XVIII International Youth Competition, FORUM GITARRE WIEN, Vienna, (Austria)
  • 2015 – 1st Prizes in two consecutive years at the International Competition for classical guitar “Acad. Marin Goleminov “, Kyustendil, (Bulgaria)
  • 2015 – 2nd Prize at the XVI International Guitar Festival Belgrade, Guitar Art, Belgrade, (Serbia)
  • 2014 – 1st Prize at the V International Guitar Festival “Tremolo”, Skopje, (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 2014 – 1st Prize at the Naissus Guitar Festival, Nis (Serbia)
  • 2013 – 1st Prize at the XVIII International Festival “Eduard Pamfil”, Bucharest, (Romania

George has given several concerts and recitals: XII International Festival “Moscow meets friends”, 2016; “Classical Guitar Days”, Varna, 2016; International Festival “Laureates days Katya Popova”, Pleven, 2014, among others.

As a recipient of the Special Prize for Art given to him by the Foundation “Stoyan Kambarev”, 2017, George gave his concert debut as a soloist with the Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Prof. Plamen Djurov, on 25 January 2017.

George obtained classes with notable musicians, such as George Vassilev, Jorgos Panetsos, Marcin Dylla, Joseph Zapka, Margarita Escarpa, Magdalena Kaltcheva, Oman Kaminsky, Thomas Offerman, Johannes Monno, and Gabriel Bianco among others. Currently, he is playing on his handmade guitar donated by the Dimitar Berbatov Foundation and crafted by the luthier Christo Georgiev and continuing his studies with Stolina Dobreva at The National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov”.

If you are interested in working with George., please get in touch with the EMCY Office.

Repertoire

Solo

J. Arcas and F. Tarrega –  Fantasia on Themes from “La Traviata”
J. S. Bach – Partita in E Major for solo Violin, Gavotte en Rondeaux B.W.V.1006a
J. S. Bach – Suite E minor for the Lute, Prelude, Sarabande & Gigue B.W.V.996
J. S. Bach – Sarabande and Double B.W.V.1002
R. Balkanski – Nocturne
R. Balkanski – Racheniza
R. Balkanski – Three Bulgarian Pieces (1st and 3rd)
A. Barrios – La Catedral
A. Barrios – Valse No.4 (Op.8)
L. Brouwer – Danza Caracteristica
M. Carcassi – Various Etudes
N. Coste – Bolero
A. Diabelli – Sonata in F Major
R. Dyens – Tango en Skaï
M. Giuliani – Rossiniana No.6 (Op.124)
M. Giuliani – Various Etudes
D. Kellner – Pantasia in D minor
A. Lauro – Angostura
L. Legnani – Caprice No.3 and No.7 (Op.20)
J. Morel – Danza Brasiliera
A. Piazzolla – Verano Porteño
A. Piazzolla – Tango Triunfal
E. Pujol – Prelude Triston
J. Rodrigo – Tres piezas espagnolas
F. Sor – Malborough Variations (Op.28)
F. Sor – Grand Solo (Op.14)
F. Sor – Various Etudes
F. Tárrega – Las Dos Hermanitas
F. M. Torroba – Torija and Alcañiz
H. Villa-Lobos – Etude No.1, 2, 3, 5
H. Villa-Lobos – Suite populaire bresilienne No.1 “Mazurka-Choro”

With Orchestra

F. Carulli – Concerto in A Major for Guitar and String Orchestra

Video

George Dimitrov plays Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Espanolas
F. Carulli, Concerto in A/Polonaise. Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra/George Dimitrov (16)