Roumi Petrova

(born in Bulgaria, resident in New York), composer. She graduated from the Academy of Music and Dance Art in Piovdiv, Bulgaria, and completed another  Master of Music degree at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where she also worked as  a full time orchestra musician. As a chamber musician, she has toured the United States, UK, France, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Greece. At present, Roumi Petrova lives in New York. She performs with the Forte String Quartet, Bulgarian Piano Quartet, Westchester Chamber Orchestra and other ensembles. Roumi Petrova is author of Molto Facile Music School. As an active educator, she has created of a number of educational programs, including Petrovart Educational Series and the musical Alex in Stringland. Mrs. Petrova started composing in her early 20s, her favourite medium being chamber ensembles, particularly the string quartet. She works in close collaboration with her colleagues from the Forte String Quartet, taking inspiration from their fine musicianship. The quartet, which has been performing for more than a decade, often features her compositions in their concert programs. Roumi Petrova‚Äôs compositions have been performed in major music halls in New York, London and Moscow. Her music has been broadcasted on WNYE, the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. The first CD with original compositions of Roumi Petrova, named Project Bacillus Bulgaricus, was released in May 2003.
Selected Works: 5 string quartets, a piano quartet, cello sonata and an overture for a symphony orchestra, which was commissioned for the 20th Anniversary Gala of the Long Island Chamber  Music Festival, as well as many short instrumental pieces. Her music was featured in Destinien, a documentary by Eleonora Konstantinova.

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