Mihail Pekov is a Bulgarian violinist, composer and music pedagogue, professor of harmony for many years at the National Academy of Music “Prof. P. Vladigerov “- Sofia.
He was born in Vidin on August 6, 1941. He first studied violin with Petar Arnaudov and in 1967 he graduated in composition class of Vesselin Stoyanov at the Bulgarian State Conservatory. He then specialized in Leningrad and Budapest. In 1967-1972 he was an orchestra player in the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, and in 1972-1974 he worked in the State Union “Music”. Since 1974 he has been a lecturer of harmony and composition at the State Academy of Music, where in 1993 he received his professor rank.
Mihail Pekov is the author of a large number of works: opera, Stabat Mater for choir and orchestra; 10 symphonies performed (their number is bigger, only the performed are numbered) and other works for symphony, chamber and string orchestra; 16 string quartets; 4 piano trios; 4 sonatas for cello and others. In his work he affirms the author’s freedom to use and combine different styles and genre-compositional techniques. His orchestra and chamber works have become repertoires for a number of Bulgarian interpreters. “Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra” is among the preferred titles of modern Bulgarian music. His work is performed in Hungary, Russia, Romania, Greece, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy and other countries. Winner of the Sofia Award for 1989 and other awards.
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“.