ATANAS OURKOUZOUNOV (b 1970 )
Atanas Ourkouzounov, Bulgarian composer and guitarist, first studied guitar with Dimitri Doitchnov in Sofia. From 1992 he studied with Arnaud Dumond and Olivier Chassain in Paris, being awarded a first prize for guitar from the Paris Conservatoire in 1997. In 1998 he won the Fronimo Publishing Suivi Zerboni Prize. To date he has written many guitar compositions including solos, ensemble works, and two concertos.