All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Lyubomir Denev

Lyubomir Denev

Lyubomir Denev is one of the biggest names in contemporary Bulgarian music. He has written music for film and theater, and has made a successful international career as a solo jazz musician, playing at festivals in Paris, Oslo, Budapest, Berlin, among others. Denev is a recipient of numerous awards for his work as a composer – among those are “Sofia 1989”, “ASKEER 2001”, “Crystal Lyre 2006”, “Zlatna Rakla 2006”. The Bulgarian National Television has produced two documentaries about Denev’s works and his music has been performed across Europe and countries, such as Mexico, China, India, Egypt, Japan, Canada, and the United States.


INTERNATIONAL Sept 2009 - IInd price in the Competition SOFIA 2009 for Concerto Nostalgico - composed for the chamber ensemble Sofia soloists Nov. 2006 – Film-music Award from the International Festival “Golden chest” in Plovdiv for the music for “The sparrows in October” Feb. 2005 – First Award in the competition for a piano music “BOESENDORFER” (Bulgarian National Radio) for “HYMNS of the SUN” IIId price at the International chamber-music competition INTERSONANZEN in Potsdam – Germany for the work “Playing with the Wind” – 2003 IIId price at the International choral-music competition in Chechia “Jihlava – 2002” for the song-cycle “By the Spring” (for female choir) IIId price at the Balkan Choral-Music Competition 2002 for “Silvia”, song for female choir on Shakespeare’s sonnet. NATIONAL (Bulgarian) December 2009 – IInd price from the competition Boris Christoff – Before Farewel for bariton and harp 2007 – Winner in the Competition of New Symphony Orchestra – commission for a new work Oct. 2006 – Cristal Lire for jazz- performing ASKEER 2001 – Theater Music-Award (for the musical “Yesterday”) 1999 - The award for theater-music (Foundation "D. Valchev") for the ballet "Homo Ludens", premiered by "Arabesque" – ballet and for the musical "Alice" (on L. Carol’s book) 1989 - The award "SOFIA" for the musical "The law of the jungle" 1979 - First Prize at the festival "Golden Orpheus" for the pop song "Before Dawn" Several awards for pop-songs, music for children and others




Night in the Jazz Club

Self Produced


Piano Madness

Lyubomir Denev / Gega New


A Boy In Love

From: Night in the Jazz Club
By Lyubomir Denev


Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.