Stela Miteva Dinkova


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    category III and IV

Stela Miteva-Dinkova began studying guitar at the age of ten with her father, Blagoi Mitev. The following year (1984), she was accepted in the music high school Dobri Hristov, located in Varna, to study guitar with Lyuben Haralambiev. In 1992 she left to continue her studies at the Academy of Music and Dance Art in Plovdiv.

Within four years, she became a classical guitar assistant and now is on the faculty there. In 2009, shе received academic rank associate professor. Her students have gone on to win prestigious awards at national and international competitions and perform around the world. A talented performer herself, she has won first prize at international music festivals in Dobrich, Albena (2002) and in Plovdiv (1994), where she was awarded for her classical guitar interpretation. Stela Dinkova is a strong exponent of Bulgarian music for guitar.

She compiled and published two collections of guitar music by Bulgarian composers: Pieces for Guitar from Bulgarian Composers and Pieces for Guitar by Vassil Belezhkov and Vladimir Vlaev. Recently, she produced a book Typical skills in the guitar left hand technique. Dinkova regularly performs like a soloist and with different chamber ensembles at International festivals in USA, Tunisia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Serbia, Macedonia, Turkey etc.




Stela Miteva-Dinkova



The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia / The Belgrade City assembly – Secretariat of Culture / The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia – Department of international, cultural, educational, scientifically, technological and sports cooperation / Tourist organization of Belgrade / Tourist organization of Serbia / SOKOJ

Embassy of the United States of America / Embassy of Spain / Embassy of Portugal / Embassy of Brazil / Embassy of Australia / Embassy of Poland / Embassy of Slovenia / Embassy of Sweden

The Italian Cultural Centre / Institute Cervantes / French Institute / Goethe Institute / Hellenic Cultural Centre

Societe Generale Bank / Erste Bank / Audi – Porsche SCG / Hotel Park / Slavija Hotels / Hotel In / TNT

Garden Centre / Veolia / Hominid Studio / Belmedik / Zbigniew Gnatek / Vasileios Sygletos / Lyra Music / Savarez / D’Addario Music Foundation / Accord Case

RTS, B92, Studio B, Blic, 24 sata, Naxi radio, City magazine, Mondo, Muzika Klasika, BG Info / Sava Centar / Dom omladine Beograda / “Dositej” privatna srednja škola, Beograd