Rumania Marton

(born in 1942, in Sofia, Bulgaria), composer, pedagogue and performer. She graduated from “Pancho Vladigerov” State of Academy of Music composition with Prof. Marin Goleminov in 1969. Since 1971 she has worked at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Art “Krastio Sarafov”. She teaches music and singing. Between 1988 and 1996 Marton worked as a teacher and composer at the children’s studio at “Tears & Laugh Theater. Between 1990 and 1995 she was a composer, pianist and teacher of singing at the 4 x C” Theater with Director N. Georgiev. She is the author of the music of more than hundred shows, TV performances and films. She has worked with the directors L. Groys, An. Mihailov, E.Halachev, N. Lutzkanov, N. Seikova, S. Stjanov, Kr. Spasov, V. Tzankov, A. Salzer, T. Tarasova. A. Plisetzki, B. Indra. Marton participated in the international Meeting of Composers from Bulgaria and the Netherlands ( 1979, 1981, 1983). Her name has been listed in the Shakespeare music Catalogue of the American Encyclopedia of Shakespeare Plays with the Director L. Groys (1988). Currently, she is Associate Professor of music at the National Academy for theatre and Film Art “Krastio Sarafov”.
Selected Works: Stage music: Two TV ballets for two grand pianos and percussion (1967); Parables of Asparuh for three actors, six ballet soloists, chamber ballet, strings, percussion and two grand pianos (1972). Choral –orchestral: Poetry about Sozopol for strings, percussion, grand piano, mixed choir and two actors, lyrics by N. Indjov (1971). Chamber music: Cycles: for strings, percussion and piano (1973); for violoncello and piano (1961, 62,63) Piano Cycles: Moods for children (1962), First volume (1964); Second Volume (1964-68). Fragment 27 for two pianos (1970).
Choral music: My Bulgaria, cycle for mixed choir and piano, lyrics by V. Petkova (1968). Vocal music: Vocal cycles: For strings, percussion, grand piano and low voice: after poems by Stefan Tzanev and Walt Whitman (1968), For basso and Piano : after poems by Jacques Prйvert (1966), V. Petkova (1969), Y. Stoilova (1970), L. Grois (1993). Lora- Yavorov Monologues ( 1970), For soprano and grand piano: Mini mono operas : Iliad II (1997); Medea II (1998); Medea’s dreams after poems by A. Martonova (1998). For voice and grand piano: Iliad (1996).