STANSILAV USHEV graduated in op- eratic ans symphonic conducting from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg under Prof. Mariss Jansons in 1985. From 1985 to 1993 served as conductor at the Pleven State Philharmonic Orchestra, and in 1993 was also its director. From 1996 until now Stanislav Ushev has been serving as director of the Shumen State Philharmonic Orchestra and in the meantime acted as principal conduc- tor of the Operatic and Philharmonic Society in Varna for ten years. Distinguished with awards by the Union of Bulgarian Composers in the category of perform- ance artistry – conductors, Mr. Ushev is a winner of the Golden Muse 2003 Award of the Russian Cultural Center for the recording of Symphony No. 3 by Sergei Rachmaninoff and for high achievements in the popularization of Russian music in Bulgaria. Mr. Ushev has guest conducted in Russia, Italy, Spain, France, Turkey, Romania, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Poland. He has made numerous recordings with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra.