Dora Draganova

(Ilieva) (born in 1946, in Sofia, Bulgaria), composer, daughter of the composer Iliya Draganov. She graduated from the State Academy of Music (1972). She studied Composition under Professor Parashkev Hadjiev and Professor Vesselin Stoyanov. She teaches Harmony at the National Dance Art High School (Former State Choreographic High School) and Piano at the Lyubomir Pipkov National Music High School. From 1971 to 1991 she edited the choral literature Native Song. She wrote stage and chamber music opuses; over 300 songs and pieces for children, choral and pop music; music to 50 cartoon films. The collection of piano pieces Children’s Corner was awarded by the Union of Bulgarian Composers, her musical play Pippi Long Stocking after Astrid Lindgren won the first prize in Dobrich (1999). Dora Draganova composes for stage and chamber ensemble, choral and pop performance and film soundtrack.
Selected works: Comic Opera The King-Basket-Maker in one act (1972); Yan Bibiyan (1986); Pippi Long-Stocking (1989); Sunny Circles –TV musical play (1989); Serenade for flute (violin), ob, cl, vla and vlc.(1996); String Quartet (1975); Books of the Specks for violin, viola, piano and reader (1994), Souvenir from Morocco for violin, guitar and piano (1998); Waltz for violin and piano (1997); Reverse River (1980); Star Drops ( 1983); Autumnal Woman (1996), Sonatina (1971), Sonata (1972), Children’s Corner Cycle (1972); Pussy Cat Has read Little Books (relaeased on Cd in 1988 and on audiocassette in 1992).