Zlatina Deliradeva

Zlatina Deliradeva is one of the leading choir conductors and music pedagogues in Bulgaria, and a choral conducting professor at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts – Plovdiv. Born in Chirpan, Bulgaria and educated at the Bulgarian State Conservatory, Prof. Deliradeva studied choral conducting with the founder of the Bulgarian choral school. She became Conductor-in-Chief of the Detska Kitka Choir of Plovdiv in 1972. In the ensuing decades, Prof. Deliradeva consolidated the choir as one of the leading Bulgarian choral ensembles, winning national and international awards from choral competitions and festivals across Eastern and Western Europe. Between 1999 and 2008 she was the Vice-Rector of Artistic Affairs and Postgraduate Studies at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts – Plovdiv. Participating in over 40 concert tours in 18 European countries, Prof. Deliradeva is the recipient of the Best Conductor Award from the international choral competition in Celje (Slovenia), the Golden Lyre Award of the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers, the St. St. Cyril and Methodius Order, the Plovdiv Award for Music, the Copper Chan Award and the Crystal Lyre Award of the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers, the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and Radio FM Classic (2007). She is Honorary Citizen of her hometown Chirpan and received the Honorary Sign of Plovdiv (2007).