Rositza Petkova (Dimitrova)

(born in 1947, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria), composer. She is the daughter of Dimitar Petkov. She graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1981 majoring in Composition under Professor Alexander Raychev and Professor Dimitar Tapkoff. From 1981 to 1991 she worked as editor in chief at the Pop Music Library at the Centre for Amateur Art Activity. Since 1991 she has worked as a freelance composer and teacher of English. She is the author of choral, solo and children’s song, chamber works, folksong arrangements. She was a prize winner at national competitions.
Selected works: Choral orchestral: conversion in Pliska, Cantata for Bass, reader, choir and orchestra (1977). For symphony Orchestra: Scherzo for flute, piano and symphony orchestra (1974), concertino for clarinet and symphony orchestra (1981). For voice and strings: Two songs ( Cherries and Still Life), lyrics by Dimitar Metodiev (1980). Chamber music: Sonata for flute and piano (1976); For Piano: Pieces, Variations, Studies (1976-79). Songs: Social songs: Blessed Be our Labour, lyrics by Damian Damaniov. Children’s song: Riddles, Balloons, lyrics by Leda Mileva (1988); Laughter is Our Friend, lyrics by Asen Bosev; Two Pastimes.