Universal Edition - Nikolai Badinski

Nikolai Badinski

Nikolai Badinski

The Composer

Nikolai Badinski was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 19 December 1937, and started to take violin lessons at the age of five. His attempts at composition also date from an early age (including an opera in which the orchestra consists exclusively of violins and percussion). In 1961, he completed the Academy of Music, Sofia. He lived in East-Berlin from 1962 to 1976, where he attended a Masterclass for Composition at the Academy of Arts (1967-70). He also took Masterclasses at the Accademia Musicale, Siena, Italy in 1975 and 1976. Badinski founded and directed the Chamber Ensemble „G.F. Händel“ and a String Quartet in East Germany, and worked as a composer, docent, soloist, [...]



Critical Reviews:

His music is far from mere contrivance and shows a true creative impulse...all these compositions, while uncompromisingly ‚modern’, seem to aim at giving contemporary music a human voice. (Record Reviews, 1981)

The Concerto (Violin Concerto Nr.3) was very successfully performed as world premiere with the Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra under Cristobal Halffter and Christiane Edinger as soloist. (Deutsche Tagespost, 1980)

Nikolai Badinski has created a remarkable and rich oeuvre. (Radio France, 1982)

His music has really a truly new sonority. (Radio RAI, 1981)

Badinski´s music displays an exciting richness of invention, an abundance of constructive olutions and a [...]


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