Maestro Dian Tchobanov is General Music Director of State Opera – Plovdiv since season 2013 /2014.
He earned his master´s degree at the State Musical Academy (Sofia) and at the University of Performing Arts and Music Vienna, Austria in the class of Proff. Uroš Lajović. The personality of the conductor has been influenced by Sir Colin Davies, Dresden, and Maestro Fabio Luisi in Vienna. Mr. Tchobanov has been awarded with Second and the Special award of "Lovro von Matačić", International Conductors Competition Zagreb in 2003. Spetial Prize of Austro-Ungarian conductors competition in Budapest 1998. Dian Tchobanov becomes Prize “Plovdiv” 2014 – the most prestigious prize in the field if Music in his home city. Since 2009 Maestro Tchobanov is a conductor of the Croatia State Opera in Zagreb. Dian Tchobanov was a Chief Conductor of the Croatia Chamber Orchestra (2012 - 2014); Resident conductor of Vienna Schloss Schönbrunn Orchestra (2004 - 2012).
He has conducted several orchestras:
RSO-Vienna; Orchestra of “Arena di Verona”; RSO-Praha, Budapest FestivalOrchestra;
Dohnanyi Orchestra Budapest; Concert Orchestra Budapest; Philharmonie Baden-Baden;
Schönbrunner Chamber Orchestra, Vienna; RSO-Sofia,National Opera and Ballett, Sofia;
National Theatre Belgrade; Ensemble“Cantus”, Zagreb; B-A-C-H Chamber Orchestra Yekaterinburg, Russia; „Oltenia“ Philharmonic, Craiova, Rumania;Brasov Philharmonic, Rumania; Macedonian opera and ballet, Skopje; Macedonian Philharmonic, Skopje; Orchestra Filarmonica della Calabria; Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese; Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Palermo; Orchestra Metropolitana Bari; Astana Opera,Kazakhstan; Albanian National Opera, Tirana; Symphony Orchestra Kurichiba, Brazil and many other.
Dian Tchobanov has been First conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra for 6 seasons and a Chief Conductor of State Opera – Stara Zagora.
Maestro Tchobanov has conducted at several famous music festivals:
“Oper Oder-Spree” Neuzelle, Germany
“Wiener Klangbogen” Vienna, Austria
“Austrian music weeks" Bulgaria
“Varna Summer” Bulgaria
“March Music Days” Russe, Bulgaria
“Songs of life” Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel
“Rijeka summer nights” Croatia
“Music Biennale” Zagreb, Croatia
“Weinklang” - Burgenland, Austria
“Opera and ballet arts” Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
“Opera Open” Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
“IV and V nternational festival of Chamber music” Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2016, 2018
“Palermo Classica” 7th international music festival 2017
"Opatija Tribune" - Croatia 2017
"Festival di Mezza estate" Tagliacozzo, Italy 2018, 2019
"May Opera Evenings" Skopje 2018, 2019
Since 2012 Mr.
Tchobanov has been a permanent guest-professor at East China Normal University
Shanghai, China. Dian Tchobanov works on the stages of big European cities such
as Vienna, Budapest, Verona, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Meiningen, Amsterdam,
Rotterdam, Prague, Zagreb, Porto, Palermo, Skopije; also in Tel Aviv,
Jerusalem, in the USA, Brazil and China.
He was a member in the jury of several international competitions, as:
6th "Lovro von Matačić" International Conductors Competition, Zagreb 2015;
2nd "Antal Dorati" International Conductors Competition, Budapest 2018;
1st " Almaty International conductors competition" Kazakhstan 2019.