Stefan Mutafchiev

Stefan MutafchievTargovishte, 1942 - 1997

Stefan Mutafchiev completed his musical studies at the State Academy of Music in Sofia, in musical pedagogy, and also studied composition with Veselin Stoianov and Parashkev Hadjiev. Soon after his graduation he was appointed music director of the newly established "Trakia" Ensemble for Folk Song and Dance (Plovdiv). He taught at the Musical Academy in Plovdiv, where he specialized in folk instruments and folk-singing. Since 1983 he was the principal director of the Ensemble for Folk Song at Bulgarian National Radio until premature death.

Stefan Mutafchiev was active in many diverse aspects of musical life. He is best known, however, as an arranger of Bulgarian folk songs and dances, for which he received numerous awards, including one from Radio Bratislava.

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