He was Minister of Culture in 1997.
He was prizewinner at the Nikolay Malko Young Conductors Competition in Copenhagen (1977). As a conductor, he made his name with a rich repertoire ranging from Classicism and Romanticism to Modernism. He recorded for the Bulgarian companies Balkanton, Mega Musica and Gega New, as well as for Elan (USA), Capriccio/Delta (Germany), Pentagon (Netherlands), etc. works by Gustav Mahler (complete symphonies), Johannes Brahms (complete symphonies and overtures, German Requiem), Richard Strauss (Alpine Symphony), Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (Sheheresade), Alexander Skriabin (complete symphonies), Ludwig van Beethoven (complete piano concertos), Bela Bartok (Concerto for orchestra, The Wonderful Mandarin), Giuseppe Verdi (Requiem), etc. With the Sofia Philharmonic he toured Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, the UK, the USA, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, etc. He was guest conductor with orchestras in Germany, Brazil, California, Japan and South Korea.
As a composer, he showes an affinity to large-scale works. He composed in a variety of genres: two ballets; a requiem; six symphonies and other works for symphony orchestra; concertos and concert pieces; chamber instrumental works; solo and choral songs, etc. A number of his works were released on CD; several were awarded and presented the Bulgarian music abroad (in Austria, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, Australia, the USA, Canada, etc.).