Famous Bulgarian Musician Dies Aged 98

People | March 22, 2007, Thursday // 00:00
Bulgaria: Famous Bulgarian Musician Dies Aged 98 Professor Vladimir Avramov passed away at the age of 98. Photo by Art Academy Plovdiv

The famous Bulgarian musician Professor Vladimir Avramov has passed away at the age of 98, his relatives announced.

He was born in Sofia on December 3, 1909. He graduated in the German Musical Academy, his majors being violin playing in the class of Hans Koch and chamber music in the class of Leopold Kramer.

During his long life he was head of the violin department, dean of the performer's faculty and chancellor of the State Music Academy. Professor Avramov was the founder and leader of many national and international musical initiatives.

Avramov was awarded Bulgaria's highest honour "Stara Planina" 1st class and the honorary sign of Plovdiv city.

The professor received the doctor honoris causa title in 1994 by the State musical Academy for his immense contribution to the music in Bulgaria.

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