Neva Krysteva

(Venelinova)(born in 1946, in Sofia, Bulgaria), composer, music theoretician, organist and pedagogue. She graduated from the “P.I Tcaikovski” State Conservatory in Moscow. She studied musicology with Prof. Yuri Holopov and organ with prof Leonid Roizman. Her postgraduate studies in organ  continued with Prof. Irji Reinberger in Prague and Zurich. Since 1973 she has been teaching  at the “Pantcho Vladigerov” State Academy of Music. Currently, Krysteva is Professor in contrapunct and fuge. Since 1974 she has been  enjoying an active concert career in Bulgaria, Europe and some countries in Asia. She performed twice in concert of all organ works by Bach in Sofia. Krysteva is a member of the Society for Contemporary Music in Bulgaria.
Works: Chamber music: “Heretofonic Miniatures” for organ, 1974, “Sonata da Chiesa” for flute/alto/piccolo and organ, 1987; “Reflection” for voice and piano after Goethe, 1995; “In memorias Exire” for piano, organ and percussion, 1997.
Vocal- instrumental works: “Mythological Songs” for two folk singers, organ, soprano and percussion, 1975.“The Top”- war madrigal after “The Volunteer –Fighters on Shipka”by I. Vazov for 12-voice mixed choir and organ, 1988 “Quantos Tremor” for mezzo- soprano, trumpet, violoncello and organ, 1989.”Five Pirin Songs for Wood–“Nymphs”for Jazz singer and flute, 1989; “Requiem” for mixed choir and organ after works by Sv. Obretenov, 1995. “To the Desert” (after the life of St. Maria of Egypt) for psalter, counter- tenor, folk singer, soprano, bass and instrumental ensemble, 1998. Seven Songs on William Blake’s “The Book of Thel” for soprano, counter-tenor (alto), viola d’amore and harpsichord, 1999.
Choral music: Five Songs for female choir after D. Debelyanov, 1991 “Missa Angellus” for female choir, 1993