Ivanka Stoïanova


Musicologist, professor. Trained in Sofia (National School of Music, State Conservatory), Moscow (Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory), Basel (Musik-Akademie, Universität Basel), Berlin (Technische Universität) and Paris (University of Paris 8). Doctor, Professor of the Faculty of Music, University of Paris 8. In 1975–1981 — a member of the IRCAM group, Center J. Pompidou (director P. Boulez). In 1989–1999 — Artistic Director of the Ricordi Publishing House, Paris. Areas of research: history, theory, semiotics and philosophy of music of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Author of the books Geste — texte — musique (Paris: Union générale d'éditions, 1978); Luciano Berio: Chemins en musique (Paris: La Revue Musicale, 1985; Charles Cros Academy Prize); Entre détermination et aventure: Essais sur la musique de la deuxième moitié du XXe siècle (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2004); Karlheinz Stockhausen: “Je suis les sons” (Paris: Beauchesne, 2014; Prix des Muses 2015). Author of a three-volume Manuel d’analyse musicale: Volume I — Simple and Complex Classical Forms (1996), Volume II — Variations, Sonata, Cyclic Forms (2000), Volume III — Symphonic Thought (in print). She has also published about 200 articles in French, German, Italian, English, Spanish, Japanese, Swedish, Croatian, Bulgarian in magazines and collections.
Doctor honoris causa of the National Academy of Music Pancho Vladigerov, Sofia, 2016.