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Horó/Xopo : for amplified chamber ensemble / Peter Kerkelov

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Gemengd ensemble (2-12 spelers) met elektronica
Scoring: cl-b g-e perc keyb vc db

Windows and Oranges : for accordion and string orchestra / Peter Kerkelov

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Accordion and string orchestra
Scoring: acc str

The Pied Piper and the Cars : Opera for soprano, bass, two choirs, wind instruments, percussion and electronics / Peter Kerkelov; Libretto by Dragomir Yossifov, based on self-titled story by Gianni Rodari

Genre: Opera, musical theatre
Subgenre: Opera
Scoring: zang GK KK 3fl(picc) 2ob(eh) 2cl(cl-b) 2fg(cfg) 2h 2tpt 3trb tb 2perc hp pf tape

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phos-phorus : for 12 voices and fixed electronics / Peter Kerkelov

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Scoring: GK tape



Kerkelov, Peter

Date of birth: 1984

Peter Kerkelov is a composer possessing ascetic sincerity and profound straightforwardness His works very often cross over the limits of mere sonic games and aim to the fields of philosophy, to those other art forms – elements of which he integrates in his conceptions.
Highlights in his creative work include:
- 2023, ‘Songs of the Primitive I’ commissioned by Goethe Institut-Bulgaria and written for Viktoriia Vitrenko.
- 2023, commission by Radio France for ‘Serpents and Doves’ written for Les Cris de Paris, cond. by Geoffroy Jourdain.
- 2022-2023, duermevela – interlude and epilogue for orchestra, commissioned by Bulgarian National Radio.
- In 2018-2019, commission by State Opera-Plovdiv to write ‘The Pied Piper and the Cars‘ – Music theater-Ballet for children for soprano, bass, two choirs, wind instruments, percussion and electronics. On libretto by Dragomir Yossifov based on self-titled story by Gianni Rodari. Staged by the Russian choreographer Liliya Burdinskaya.   
- In 2015, he wrote ‘Time Etudes‘ for orchestra, two choirs and voice solo, originally commissioned by Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France later on to be commissioned by Bulgarian National Radio.
- In 2017 he was commissioned by Apollonia Festival of Arts to compose ‘Windows and Oranges‘ for accordion and string orchestra. The piece was premiered by Krassimir Sterev (KLANGFORUM Wien) and Chamber Ensemble Sofia Soloists under Plamen Djouroff.
- In 2011, he composed 'Attempt at Screaming' for ASKO/Schoenberg Ensemble.
- As a part of 2010 “New York comes to The Hague” project, he wrote HORO for Bang on a Can-All Stars.

- In 2012, Kerkelov won 59th International Rostrum of Composers in Stockholm in “under 30” category with “Attempt at Screaming”
- In 2016, his ‘Time Etudes‘ received “Top 10 recommended work” in “General” category at 63rd International Rostrum of Composers in Wroclaw
- Finalist at Sentierri Selvaggi Composition Competition, Milano
- Scholarship from Richard-Wagner-Stipendienstiftung – Bayreuth
- Twice awarded “Grant for artistic high education” by Schuurman Schimmel-van Outeren Stichting
- Twice awarded “Scholarship for classical music” by Raina Kabaivanska Foundation