Anton Apostolov


Composer, performer, and teacher, Anton Apostolov has been playing professionally for over fifteen years in a variety of musical contexts. He is a member of SOCAN and has composed original works for guitar, as well as world music compositions that fuse elements of Bulgarian folk music, flamenco, Latin music, and jazz.

Anton began playing tambura and guitar in Bulgaria at the age of six. After studying classical guitar, he performed as a soloist with the orchestra Pirinski Zvutzi in Blagoevrad. Later he became a member of the Valeri Dimchev Trio where his many performances and recordings blended traditional Bulgarian folk music with modern and classical music styles. In 1995, Anton settled in Atlantic City, New Jersey where he taught guitar, performed regularly as a solo guitarist, and became a member of the American Federation of Musicians.

Since 1998, Anton has composed and performed in Toronto, his new home. There he also teaches classical, folk, rock, and jazz guitar and his students have won top prizes at the Kiwanis Music Festival. Anton was recently awarded two Canada Council grants for both writing and recording original compositions that draw from his Bulgarian roots and other forms of world music.

Appearing at

Small World Music Centre

concert date: November 7, 2015

event: Anton Apostolov with Green Sky Project