KIRIL KIRILOV TARPOV

Cell: 646 266 6285, kiriltarpov@gmail.com, www.kiriltarpov.com



EDUCATION

 

1995                        MA in Musical Pedagogy - Academy of Music and Dance Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

1985                        MA in conducting - Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria

1976                        Diploma in Piano Performance - High School of Music, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

EXPERIENCE

 

2014-Present         Shen Yun Performing Arts – Orchestra Conductor

2012-2014               Young Bulgarian Voices in New York – Artistic Director and Conductor

2011-2012               “Plovdov  2019” Municipal Foundation – C.E.O.

2009-2010               Concord Academy Petoskey, MI – Band and Choir Director, Strings, Music Theory and AP Music Theory Teacher

2007-Present         The Curb Arts Space LLC

2004- Present        Young Soloists of New York Chamber Orchestra – Artistic Director and Conductor

1999-2004               Bulgarian Orthodox Church in NYC – Cantor and Choir Conductor

1990-1999               Freelance Orchestral Conductor - in Sofia, Plovdiv, Vratza and Pazardjik

1998-1999               Music teacher and school choir conductor – Plovdiv

1996-1998               New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria – professor of vocal arts and conductor of the university opera theater

1996-1998               Executive Director of Fund “13 Centuries Bulgaria”, Plovdiv

1993-1997               Ploviv University – Director Coral Activities and Conductor of the University Choir

1993-1996               High School Stoyan Zagorchinov(1-4), Plovdiv – Music and piano teacher and

                                Coral Conductor

1989-1990               High School Georgi Benkovsky(1-8), Plovdiv - music teacher and choir director

1985-1990               The High School for the Arts(K-12), Svilengrad, Bulgaria – Executive Director - Music theory and piano teacher, Director Coral Activities of the town choir, children’s choir and chamber choir

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE 

 

2005- Present        Founder and President of Young Soloists of New York Chamber Society, USA

2004- Present        Founder and Artistic Director of “Bulgarian Seasons in New York” Arts Festival, USA

2002-present         Founder and Chairman of “The Curb Group for Arts”, New York USA

1993-present         Founder and Chairman of the Board of “Jeunnesse Musicale” Foundation and Conductor of “Jeunnesse Musicale” Chamber Orchestra, Bulgaria

2001-2004               Founder and Artistic Director of International Festival of the Arts “Festival of Light”, Bulgaria

1994-1998               Founder and Artistic Director of International Youth Arts Festival “Autumn in the Old Plovdiv”, Bulgaria

1995-1999               Municipality of the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria – piano player

1996-1998               Chamber Men’s Choir for Religious Singing – Director Coral Activities, Conductor

1990-1993               High School for the Music, Plovdiv, Musical Theory teacher and Conductor of the School Symphony Orchestra

1989-1993               Men’s Choir, Plovdiv – Director Coral Activities and Conductor

                                Women’s Choir “Maritza”, Plovdiv - Director Coral Activities and Conductor

1985-1989               Founder and Artistic Director of the “Thracian Evenings Festival” and “Days of Kiril and Methodius” in Svilengrad, Bulgaria

1980-1985               Founder, Artistic  Director and Conductor of “Collegium for the Arts of XX Century” Chamber orchestra

1981-1984               Director Coral Activities and Conductor of the Young Men Choir, Plovdiv

1976-1985               Director Coral Activitiesand Conductor, Piano and Music Theory teacher in various schools in Sofia, Plovdiv, Vratza and Pazardjik

 

FEATURE PERFORMANCES 

 

2004-2007               Young Soloists Chamber Orchestra – Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Consulate General of Bulgaria and Various Halls in NY

2003-2005               One World Symphony and Brooklyn Repertory Opera, New York – M. Ravel - Daphnis and Chloe, C. Orff – Carmina Burana

2003                        Concerts in Bulgaria – “Jeunnesse Musicale” Chamber Orchestra and Festival Choir; Plovdiv State Symphony Orchestra, and Festival Choir – Beethoven’s IX Symphony

2002                        Concerts in “Collegium Musicum” Chamber orchestra, New York and Plovdiv State Symphony Orchestra, Bulgaria

2001                        Concerts in New York and Bulgaria with “Manhattan Virtuosi” Chamber orchestra

2001                        June- festival orchestra and international choir “Festival of Light”

2000                        “Collegium Musicum” Chamber orchestra - January through August, New York

1999                        Long Island Festival Symphony Orchestra - concerts in July

Charity Concerts with the Chamber orchestra “Jeunnesse Musicale” and other children’s choirs

1998-1994               Concerts in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Macedonia and Czech Republic with the festival orchestra of “Jeunnesse Musicale” Foundation

1998-1996               Performances with the Opera Theatre of the New Bulgarian University

1996-1997               Performances with the New Bulgarian Opera in France, Switzerland, Spain, USA – Verdi - Aida, Rigoletto, Don Karlos, La Traviata

1995-1981               Concerts with various chamber and symphony orchestras in Bulgaria

1981                        Debut as an orchestra conductor – I.Stravinski - “A Soldier’s Tale” with the Collegium for The XX Century Art”  Sofia, Bulgaria

1989-1985               Concerts with various choirs in Svilengrad, Bulgaria

1985-1977               Concerts with various choirs in Sofia, Plovdiv, Pazardjik and Vratza

1977                        Debut as a choir conductor, Vratza, Bulgaria

 

PUBLIC POSTS

 

2005- Present        Founder and President of Young Soloists of New York Chamber Society, USA

2004- Present        Founder and Artistic Director of “Bulgarian Seasons in New York” Arts Festival, USA

2002-present         Founder and Chairman of “The Curb Group for Arts”, New York USA

1993-present         Founder and Chairman of the Board of “Jeunnesse Musicale” Foundation and Conductor of “Jeunnesse Musicale” Chamber Orchestra, Bulgaria

2001-2004               Founder and Artistic Director of International Festival of the Arts “Festival of Light”, Bulgaria

1994-1998               Founder and Artistic Director of International Youth Arts Festival “Autumn in the Old Plovdiv”, Bulgaria

1985-1989               Founder and Artistic Director of the “Thracian Evenings Festival” and “Days of Kiril and Methodius” in Svilengrad, Bulgaria

1982                        Founder and Conductor of “100 years Igor Stravinsky” Music Festival, Sofia Bulgaria

 

 

AWARDS

 

2006                        Nomination for “Bulgarians of 2006”, Conductor and most successful Bulgarian for 2006

1996                        Winner of the highest annual award of Foundation “Jeunnesse Musicale” for contribution in the development and popularization of the Bulgarian culture abroad

1989 -1978              Awarded golden medals at National competitions of Amateur choirs in Bulgaria

1974-1973               Awarded golden medals at national competitions for amateur Actors

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

2001                        Member of American Choral Directors Association

1999                        Member of the Bulgarian Union of Choirs

1999-98                   Member of the Public Council responsible for the organization and development of the European Cultural Month in Bulgaria