The Russian-Greek percussionist Theodor Milkov is one of the most innovative marimba players , whose repertoire includes contemporary music, as well as music written for harpsichord and piano from baroque to classical epoch.
His revolutionary ideas and technical abilities have brought the marimba to a new level of performance, thus allowing Theodor to attend lessons by the famous harpsichord player Jacques Ogg, and Maestro Ton Koopman during his studies at the Royal Conservatorium Den Haag - Netherlands.
In the past years Theodor has been collaborating with Ruud Wiener , creating contemporary Marimba repertoire as well as educational series of Marimba etudes known as " Fluent Movements for Marimba" project. This collaboration led Theodor to create Video Marimba Tutorials
In 2016 Theodor made a comission to Raymond Helble . The result was an amazing 14 minutes long pieces " Passacaglia "
Theodor Milkov has been giving master classes all over the world in places like: HfM Muenster-Germany, Colburn School of Music Los Angeles- USA, Northwestern University - USA , Conservatorium Van Amsterdam - Netherlands, Ionian University in Corfu-Greece , Taiwan , Salerno Conservatory – Italy, Taiwan , France, Italy
Theodor Milkov began his percussion stydies at the age of 7, in Municipal Conservatory of Patras – Greece, under his father Maxim Mankovski . Later on , during the period 2002-2009 Theodor continued his studies in HfM Detmold , Royal Conservatorium Den Haag and Conservatorum Van Amsterdam under Prof. Peter Prommel, Hans Zanderoep, Fedor Teunisse, Luuk Nagdegaal , Nick Woud, Gustavo Gimmeno, where he held BM, MM and Konzertexamen
in 2017 , Theodor held his first Summer Camp wich was sold out and became annual event , and one of the most interesting and succesfull marimba camps
in 2018 Theodor released his Philip Glass Tribute Album