Снимка на Милен Начев

American critics claim The conductor Milen Nachev /…/ is a star. His conducting style is charged with energy. Every motion is both dramatic and expressive. La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina says:  Milen Nachev impressed the hall by the firmness of his gesture and his command and control of the orchestra. He showed great precision in the markings, with very clear directives in his choice of tempo, and the construction of the phrasings that were impeccably expressed by the musicians of Buenos Aires Philharmonic at Teatro Colon.

MILEN NACHEV (1957) is a graduate of the Ruse Music School, Bulgaria and N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory in the conducting class of Ilya Musin. After graduating in 1983 he took up a position as conductor at the State Opera Ruse, and since 1989 he has been its Principal Conductor and Artistic Director. In the same year he attended the master class of Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Siena, Italy, and in 1992-1993 he was a trainee at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France, with an internship at the Paris Symphony Orchestra. In 1994 he became conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio, and a year later he was appointed its Principal Conductor.

He has been praised for his excellent conducting technique, musicality, flair for stylistics and his rich repertoire. He has produced critically acclaimed recordings, broadcast by BBC-Radio 3, Mezzo TV and Radio France worldwide and available on EMI/Virgin Classic, Albany Records, Amazon.com, Buy.com, CD Universe.com and Gega New. He has toured extensively with the Radio Orchestra in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Belgium and elsewhere. Concurrently, he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor of the Belgrade Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the International Symphonic & Opera Workshops, Ltd. and Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Balkan Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2011 he has been invited to become Artistic Director and teacher of the International Symphonic Masterclass.

Milen Nachev’s guest-conducting engagements have included appearances with, among others, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, Russia; Romanian National Radio Symphony, Toronto Philharmonia, Bogotá National Symphony Orchestra, Columbia; Sofia Philharmonic, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra,  Tallinn; Karlovy Vary Philharmonic, Czech Republic; State Opera Rousse , Bulgaria;  and Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, Argentina.

He has frequently been invited as a guest conductor in Spain, France, Russia, Germany, Italy, the United States, Belgium, Serbia, Portugal, Greece, Argentina, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Colombia and Romania, among others.

Mo. Nachev has engaged in artistic collaboration with internationally renowned artists like Denis Matsuev, Ghena Dimitrova, Chucho Valdes, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Nicola Ghiuselev, Nikolai Petrov, Vesselina Katzarova, Ludmil Angelov, Darina Takova, Mincho Minchev, Dario Volonte, Kimiko Hata, etc.

Since 2012, Milen Nachev has been the conductor of Shen Yun Performing Arts in New York. He has conducted over 1200 performances of Shen Yun Performing Arts tours in the North and South America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia, reaching multi-million audiences, performing at world class venues such as Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Chicago Symphony Hall, Jones Hall for Performing Arts in Houston, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Boston Symphony Hall, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, among others.

Mo. Nachev has been honored with awards for Outstanding Musical Leadership by the City of Vatican in Rome, Foundation Napoleon in Paris, and the Bulgarian Ministry of the Culture.


Past events

30.05.2024 Milen Nachev

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