The eminent Bulgarian conductor Maestro GEORGI DIMITROV has conducted all Bulgarian orchestras and has been invited as guest conductor in Russia, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, etc.
Maestro Dimitrov is pupil of famous violin pedagogue B. Rosenberg. He graduated from the Bulgarian State Conservatory – Sofia where he majored in orchestra conducting with Prof. Vladi Simeonov and violin under Prof. Mikhail Balkanski. He specialized under Yevgeny Mravinsky and Arvid Yansons in Leningrad (currently St. Petersburg).
In 1972, Dimitrov assumed the position of conductor of the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, and from 1981 has served as the Principal Conductor and Director of the State Opera Rousse, as well as conductor at the Sofia Opera.
In 1990-1995, he directed the San Marino Symphony Orchestra and was conferred with the highest distinction of the Republic – Cavalier of the Santa Agatha Order.
Since the 1995/1996 season, Georgi Dimitrov functions as music director and principal conductor of the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. In the capacity of conductor of the Opera and Philharmonic Society of Plovdiv, he has realized numerous projects, tours of the ensemble at home and abroad, as well as participation in the opening ceremony of the European Month of Culture – Plovdiv (1999), directly broadcasted on the Eurovision.
His impressive repertoire includes symphonic works, opera works, cantata-oratorical pieces. The premiere performances of works by the Bulgarian composers Konstantin Iliev, Simeon Pironkov, Lazar Nikolov, Krassimir Kurkchiyski, Georgi Arnaudov and others are memorable; his interpretations of works by classical composers, among which a special place is occupied by the works of Ludwig van Beethoven; of 19th and 20th century examples by Anton Bruckner and Gustav Mahler, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich, Arnold Schoenberg, Leonard Bernstein and many others.
Impressive are the performancessof the operas Nabucco, Aida, La Traviata, A Masked Ball, Otello, Don Carlos, Rigoletto and Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi, La Boheme, Tosca by Puccini, Norma by Bellini, Love Potion and Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti, Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni, The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky.
He regularly holds master classes in conducting and acts as panel member on jury boards of international competitions for conductors. The German newspaper Südkurier of Baden Württemberg wrote about him: “We need to mention the Bulgarian guest conductor Georgi Dimitrov, who places himself and his superb conducting always in the service of the music flourishing under his hands. With his delicate movements, he creates with his “instrument” – the orchestra, worlds of sounds and immerses listeners in surreal amazement…”.