In May 2015 he made his conducting debut at the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Dimitar lives in Annapolis, MD with his wife Nicole and Mecho (an over energized American Eskimo).
The Conductor, Pianist and Educator
Dimitar Nikolov, a versatile conductor, pianist, and educator, has conducted numerous orchestral and opera performances in the United States and Europe. Audiences have been impressed by his ability to energize the orchestra and to produce unique sound within a large dynamic range.
Currently, Mr. Nikolov is the the Music Director/Conductor of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and the Music Director/Conductor of the Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra. Previous positions include Conducting Fellow of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Washington International Chorus, Associate Conductor of the Bulgarian State Symphony of Schumen, Music Director of the Fort Dodge Area Symphony, Music Director of the Bulgarian Wind Symphony, Assistant Conductor of the Des Moines Metro Opera, and Conductor of the Burgas State Opera. Mr. Nikolov has appeared as guest conductor with orchestras in the United States, Austria, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Spain.
Dimitar Nikolov has a DMA degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Catholic University of America where he studied with Maestro Murry Sidlin.