SLAVIL DIMITROV (1972) was born in Momchilgrad. He studied the piano with famous pedagogue Rossitsa Mihaylova in Shumen. He graduated from the National Academy of Music, Sofia, in 1995, from the class in choral conducting of Prof. Krum Maximov, and in 1998 in operatic and orchestral conducting with Dr. Ivan Bakalov, Prof. Ivan Vulpe and Prof. Vassil Kazanszhiev. In the period 1986 – 1999 he participated in the experimental composition class at the State Conservatory in Odessa under Prof. Georgii Uspensky, and from 1991 to 1994 in the class of Acad. Alexander Raytchev.
Winner of the First and Grand prizes from the Stoyanov Brothers radio competition (1985, 1986); the First prize at the World Children Music Festival in Nagoya, Japan (1988); the Grand Prix at the Pan-Russian Competition in Odessa (1989); the Third prize at the First Ivan Spassov Competition in Plovdiv (1995). In 2005, he won three awards from the Fifth National Competition “Piece in Unequal Rhythms” (the second prize, the prize of the orchestra and the prize of the audience). Three times nominated for the World Music Award by the International Folklore Association of Ontario, Canada. He has guest-conducted symphony orchestras and opera houses in Bulgaria, Serbia, Turkey, and Japan.
Over the years, Slavil Dimitrov has worked with various ensembles: conductor of the Angel Manolov Academic choir, Sofia; founder of the Simeonis choir, Chief artistic director of the Shumen ensemble, conductor at the Shumen State Philharmonic orchestra, at the Rousse State Opera, at the Kissimov Theatre of Music and Drama, Veliko Tirnovo; at the State Opera and Ballet, Izmir, Turkey.
Beginning in June 2015, Slavil Dimitrov serves as conductor of the Svetoslav Obretenov National Philharmonic Choir, part of the the Sofia Philharmonic Establishment.