Seatle Symphony Seasonal Fundraiser sets Records
Stilian Kirov named Music Director Finalist for the Hamilton Symphony



The 2014-15 season will be a pivotal one for the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra as the search continues for a new music director. While the names of the candidates selected to have a shot at succeeding current music director Jamie Sommerville were released last month, the HPO has just announced the details of its upcoming season.


As one of the finalists, Stilian Kirov will conduct Beethoven's Second Symphony, Glenn Buhr's Jyotir, and Mendelssohn's evergreen Violin Concerto with Blake Poulio.

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Stilian Kirov named Music Director Finalist for the Bakersfield Symphony



After sifting through approximately 150 applications and interviewing nine semifinalists, the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra has announced that six candidates will audition next season to replace conductor John Farrer.


"We're very excited about these candidates," said BSO executive director Bryan Burrow. Stilian Kirov will conduct the orchestra's October subscribtion concerts including exciting program with works by Schumann and Rimsky-Korsakov.

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Kirov to replace Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos with 
the Seattle Symphony


March 31, 2014

Seattle Symphony didn’t have to look far to find a substitute for guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, who was to conduct “Carmina Burana” — his specialty — but fell ill during a performance with the National Symphony this month.


SSO tapped its own Stilian Kirov (shown here), the orchestra’s enthusiastic associate conductor, to helm Orff’s massive work, which will feature not only the musicians but the Northwest Boychoir, Seattle Symphony Chorale and soprano Caitlyn Lynch, tenor Daniel Shirley and baritone Corey McKern.

Stilian Kirov named Associate Conductor for the Seattle Symphony


May 15, 2013


Music Director Ludovic Morlot announced the appointment of Stilian Kirov as the Seattle Symphony’s Douglas F. King Associate Conductor, beginning September 1, 2013. Kirov has served as Assistant Conductor during the Orchestra’s current season. As Associate Conductor, Kirov will conduct a wide range of Seattle Symphony concerts during the 2013–2014 season, including concerts on the Mainly Mozart series, Beyond the Score® series, Discover Music series, Community Concerts and more. 

“Stilian’s conducting talent and warm personality endear him to audiences and musicians alike,” remarked Morlot. “In his role as Associate Conductor, Stilian has to be ready to step in for me or any number of guest conductors at a moment’s notice. That happened to me last January for two concerts, and I was grateful that Stilian was there to take over beautifully. I look forward to a season of great music making next year and to further mentoring and developing his conducting.” 

An Exciting 2013-14 Season in Seattle Announced

Exciting performances with the Seattle Symphony in 2013-14 Season! 

An appearance at the Opening Night with Lang Lang on 09/15/13 at Benaroya Hall.

An official Subscribtion Debut in Mainly Mozart Series on 10/17/13 and 10/19/13.

Beyond the Score Series on 03/02/14 and 04/27/14

Exciting Discover Music Concerts on 10/19/13; 12/14/2013; 02/22/13 and 05/10/13

... And many more... To see the Seattle Symphony's 2013-14 Season brochure please visit: 


Seatle Symphony Seasonal Fundraiser sets Records

Kirov and the MSO receive an EMMY Award



December 09, 2013


Everyone in attendance last Tuesday was counting on the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s 19th annual Holiday Musical Salute (HMS) to get the crowd into the Christmas spirit.

And did it ever! Conductor Stilian Kirov led his musicians through “Sleigh Ride” and selections from “The Nutcracker,” with the Northwest Boychoir Apprentices joining them up front to sing — even bringing some folks to yuletide tears.

No one expected the event to set records, but it did, two of them. On hand were a record 500 people, who helped raise a much-needed $170,000 for the Seattle Symphony Player’s Pension Plan — more than twice what the event brought in last year.



​February 5, 2013

The Greater Memphis Chamber’s Communications & Programming Team, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stilian Kirov are the recipient of three Mid-South Emmy Awards in the Writing, Editing and Arts categories. They received the Emmy’s for The Soundtrack Project, a series of eight documentary shorts, produced by the Greater Memphis Chamber, which captures the entrepreneurial spirit in Memphis.

The Soundtrack Project began in 2010 as a partnership between the Chamber and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra to highlight both the strength of the Memphis arts community and breadth of the local small business community.

Kirov steps in for the Seattle Symphony


February 3, 2013

Music Director Ludovic Morlot  who was scheduled to conduct the Celebrate Asia concert, took ill suddenly and Stilian had to step in and conduct the whole program.

The program included pieces from diverse genres and featured guest artists from all over the world including pianist Nobuyki Tsujii, violinist Ambi Subramanian as well as a world premier of award winning pice by Zvonimir Nagy. "The orchestra gave an enthusiastic and breathtaking performance, at the end of which received, from more than 2,400 in the audience, a huge applause and cheer  like rumbling of the earth."

Kirov returns at the Pacific Northwest Ballet
Kirov awarded the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellowship in Tanglewood
​Debut at Carnegie Hall

January 20, 2013

After four very successful performances of the Nutcracker in December, Stilian was re-invited to conduct a contemporary music program with the Pacific Northwest Ballet in March.

The Program includes exciting pieces like Concerto Barocco  (Johann Sebastian Bach/George Balanchine); Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven  (Arvo Pärt/Ulysses Dove); In the Upper Room  (Phillip Glass/Twyla Tharp); **World Premiere (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Paul Gibson)



March 4, 2012​


After an inspiring performance in Saint Petersburg, Stilian Kirov was invited to conduct the Musical Olympus Foundation Concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert took place on March 4, 2012 at 3pm and featured some of the most distinguished young soloist from all over the world.



Stilian Kirov was awarded the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center. He will work closely with the Boston Symphony musicians and conduct the TMC Orchestra in many exciting programs including a East Coast premiere of Elliot Carter's Instances, world premier of Christian Mason's Years of Light and many others.




​Kirov shares podium with Kurt Masur in
New York

February 17, 2012​

Stilian Kirov is one of the conductors who were awarded the privilege to share podium with the one of the most distinguished conductors of our times Maestro Kurt Masur as a part of the 2012 Conducting Seminar at the Mahattan School of Music. The concert will include Beethoven's Sixth and Seventh Symphonies as well as the Egmont Overture.