Composer Vasco Vassil Kojucharov was born in Bulgaria, but decided to make his home in Italy. He studied initially in Sofia then moved onto Moscow where he furthered his musical education at the conservatory there under the watchful gaze of Aram Khachaturian. After a number of years conducting the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra the composer continued to study with Franco Ferrara at the legendary conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Italy, his ties with Italy were strengthened when he began to compose music for the cinema and collaborated with the great Maestro Nino Rota. The Italian composer frequently praised and spotlighted Kojucharov’s artistry and strength as a composer and conductor. Kojucharov’s music is something of an unknown quantity amongst collectors, the reason for this being the lack of recordings that are available. Thankfully in recent years the BEAT records company in Rome (the label founded by Franco de Gemini) has partly remedied this by releasing a handful of compact discs containing his music from in the main Italian made westerns but there have also been releases of his scores for other genres of movies such as IL PLENILUNIO DELLE VERGINI.