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Pancho Haralanov Vladigerov (or Wladigeroff, or Vladiguerov, or Vladigueroff Bulgarian: Панчо Хараланов Владигеров) (March 13, 1899, Zürich, Switzerland - September 8, 1978, Sofia, Bulgaria) was a Bulgarian composer, pedagogue, and pianist.

Pancho Vladigerov belongs to the second generation of Bulgarian composers. He was among the founding members of the Bulgarian Contemporary Music Society (1933), which later became the Union of Bulgarian Composers. He marked the beginning of a number of genres in Bulgarian music. He also established the Bulgarian composition and pedagogical school, his students including the best Bulgarian composers of the next generation. His students include the pianist Alexis Weissenberg.

Vladigerov was born in Switzerland, but lived in Shumen. His mother Dr. Eliza Pasternak was a Russian Jew and a relative of the famous writer Boris Pasternak. His father Dr.Haralan Vladigerov was a lawyer. Pancho Vladigerov played the piano and composed since early age. He was 10 when he started studying composition with Dobri Hristov in Sofia. After his father’s death in 1912, he moved to Berlin with his mother and his twin brother (the violinist Luben Vladigerov), where he enrolled at the Staatliche Akademische Hochschule für Musik and studied music theory and composition with Professor Paul Juon and the piano with H.

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