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Lubomir Georgiev Musical Score and Personal Papers Collection

Identifier: CC 0010


  • 1951 - 2005


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Collection is open for research.

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Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical Note

Lubomir Georgiev is remembered as an influential teacher of the cello and a talented performer. Georgiev received is training at the Bulgarian State Conservatory in Sofia in addition to studying under Janos Starker at the University of Indiana. He won several competitions in Europe, including the Carl Maria von Weber Competition in 1981 and the Valentino Bucchi Prize for his Double Bass Concerto composition.

In addition to performing as a soloist and in the string quartet, Musica Multiplici Mentes, Georgiev performed as the principal cellist of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra for nine years. After moving to the United States, Georgiev became principal cellist of the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra. In 1993, he joined the faculty of Florida State University as Associate Professor of Cello. In addition to his time teaching, Georgiev served as principal cellist of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.

The Lubomir Georgiev Cello Music Collection is meticulously annotated and includes an impressive collection of music published in Moscow and Sofia. Additionally, it contains the most current releases of editions and arrangement of all the collections.


105.00 Linear Feet (70 boxes, 1 drawer of posters)

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Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Georgiev's widow.

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The collection was processed in 2014.

Lubomir Georgiev Musical Score Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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