In May 2015 he made his conducting debut at the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Dimitar lives in Severn, MD with his wife Nicole, Princess (an adorable cocker spaniel), Mecho (an over energized American Eskimo), and O’Mallay (an old and distinguished Himalayan cat) and enjoys working in his garden.
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 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, 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.
In addition to his artistic and teaching activities, Dimitar is also currently pursuing a DMA degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Catholic University of America as a student of Maestro Murry Sidlin.