Zhivka Klinkova

Bulgarian pianist, conductor, professor and composer, born in Samokov, July 30, 1924. She studied the piano and composition at the Bulgarian State Conservatory under Professors D. Nenov, P. Khadzhiev and V. Stoyanov. She made her debut as a concert pianist in 1948 and after 1951 conducted the State National Song and Dance Ensemble. She worked for some years in East Germany and furthered her studies under Professors W. Regeny and B. Blacher. Some of her compositions won prizes in festivals in Bucharest and Warsaw.

            Works for brass band:

  • September 1923 overture

            Works for wind ensemble:

  • Bulgarian rhythms (13 trp, hn, trb, tba, d-b and pf)