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234th Season

Milen Nachev


Acclaimed throughout Europe, North and South America, Maestro Milen Nachev is well known for his strong musicality, his excellent conducting technique, his stylistic faithfulness, and for the richness of his extensive repertoire.

Milen Nachev is Artistic Director with International Symphonic Workshops, Ltd. He was also appointed Principal Conductor with the Philharmonia Bulgarica, and Principal Guest Conductor with the Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir. Mr. Nachev was the Principal Conductor of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra (BNR) in Sofia for eight years. With the BNR orchestra, Milen Nachev created many successful recordings, broadcasted by the BBC – Radio 3 and Radio France all around the world. With the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Milen Nachev realized multiple concert tours in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, and Belgium among others. He was Principal Conductor with Belgrade Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra as well. Maestro Nachev was also appointed as a Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Balkan Philharmonic Orchestra composed of the best musicians from eight Balkan Countries.

Maestro Nachev's recent engagement highlights include guest conducting invitations with the Saint Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra (Russia); Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Romanian National Radio Symphony (Bucharest), Marinskii (formerly Kirov) Theater (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Bogot? National Symphony Orchestra, (Colombia), Shanghai Opera House (China), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Philharmonic (Czech Republic), Sofia Philharmonic (Bulgaria), Mexico City Orchestra, Rousse State Opera Theatre (Bulgaria) and the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra (Argentina) among others.

Milen Nachev was born into an artistic family in Bulgaria. At the age of five, he began studying piano.

Mr. Nachev was accepted into the Bulgarian State Musical Academy and he was selected for a full scholarship to attend the world famous Saint Petersburg Conservatory in Russia. There, Milen studied with Professor Ilya Mussin and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Symphonic and Opera conducting. Milen Nachev participated in the Master Conducting courses with Gennadi Rozhdestvensky at Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy as well. He completed his graduate studies with an Internship with Orchestra of Paris and a Master’s Degree of Marketing and Management of the Arts with a full scholarship for Burgundy University in Dijon, France.

Mr. Nachev has been honored for Outstanding Musical Leadership with awards from the City of Vatican in Rome, Foundation Napoleon in Paris, and Bulgarian Ministry of the Culture. Also, he received a Charter of Gratitude and Recognition from the Bulgarian Parliament.

Milen Nachev is fluent in English, French, Russian, Italian and Bulgarian. His repertoire includes over three-hundred and fifty symphonic works, forty-two operas, and nine ballets.

Maestro Nachev is frequently invited as a guest-conductor in Spain, France, Russia, Germany, Italy, USA, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Argentina, Bulgaria, Czech, Turkey, Colombia, Serbia, China and Romania among other countries. Now, Mr. Nachev lives in Midland, Michigan with regular engagements throughout Europe, America, and Asia.

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1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
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20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg

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