Andrey Stoyanov is a Bulgarian composer, pianist, pedagogue and music theoretician. Since 1942 he has been an academic at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
He is the son of the composer Anastas Stoyanov and brother of the composer and pianist Veselin Stoyanov. His first piano lessons are from his father at the age of 6. Later he graduated from Robert College in Constantinople, where he studied piano with the Austrian pedagogue Sikac. From 1910 to 1914 he studied at the Vienna Academy of Music piano with Carl Prohaska and theoretical disciplines with Hermann Greder and Eusebius Mandichevski. After his return to Bulgaria in the period 1914-1922 he was a lecturer at the State Music School (today Lyubomir Pipkov National Music School). From 1922 to 1958 he was a professor at the State Academy of Music, and from 1950 he headed the piano department. Until 1947 he was a concert pianist.
He is one of the founders of the Bulgarian piano school and the Society of Bulgarian Composers “Contemporary Music” (1933). Since 1953 he has been head of the music and pedagogical section of the Institute of Music (now Music Section of the Institute of Art Studies), BAS.
He wrote pieces for piano, several chamber works, solo and choral songs and more.
He was the author of a number of books and scientific researchs mainly in the field of musical pedagogy and aesthetics, teaching materials, over 300 articles and others.
Проект MUSICA BULGARA - информационен портал за българска музика се реализира с финансовата подкрепата на програма „Културна програма за Българското председателство на Съвета на Европейския съюз 2018 г." на Национален фонд „Култура“.