Dr. Dimitar Ninov is a published composer and theorist as well as an invited lecturer at international, national, and regional music theory conferences. He was the 2009 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Composers, United States.
Ninov's music has been performed in the North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Ninov’s two piano albums, published by the FJH Music Company and Abundant Silence Publishing, respectively, are being distributed worldwide, and his violin and piano piece “A Lonely Man’s Prayer” has been recorded on the “Made in the Americas” CD series. His piano piece Golden Leaves was included in volume six of the prestigious FJH piano series “Succeeding with the Masters”. A number of other keyboard pieces are included in various publications of the FJH Music Company, some of them being on the Federation Festival (USA) and on different annual examinations for young pianists.
Dimitar Ninov holds a doctoral degree in composition from the University of Texas at Austin and master’s degrees in theory and composition from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. His original research spreads in the fields of tonal harmony, musical form, meter, and ear training. Among his former teachers are professor Russell Pinkston, the late professor of theory Dorothy Payne, the internationally renowned composer Alexander Raichev, the brilliant professor of harmony Bentzion Eliezer, and one of the most prominent jazz musicians on the Balkan Peninsula, Alexander Petkov.