Albena Petrovic Vratchanska is a Luxembourgish composer of Bulgarian origin and a Knight of The Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg – L’Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (2013). She is honored also with the Médaille de Mérite en Argent de l’Union Grand Duc Adolphe (2017), Médaille en Argent de l’Union Saint Pie X (2018) and the «Cultural Award 2007» from the municipality of Hesperange. In 2007 she was a jury member of the International Composition Competition „Valentino Bucchi“ in Rome, Italy.
Born in Sofia, Albena Petrovic got her Master in composition and music writing and her final diploma as a concert pianist in Bulgaria. Since 1996 she lives in Luxembourg. She has written more than 600 works in various music genres. Some of her works are published by SCHOTT MUSIC International, Luxembourg Music Publishers, Editions L’Octanphare, Furore Verlag and her pedagogical work is published by her own edition.
Her catalogue includes «Gladius» for electric guitar and instrumental ensemble, the instrumental theatre «Le Retour des Papillons» («The Return of the butterflies»), two chamber operas The LOVERS and JEALOUSY, two opera-monodramas THE DARK and «Ermesinde’s Long Walk», two pocket operas «La Locandiera» and «The Door of Never», the orchestral pieces «Just a While» and «Mélusine–l‘image mystique», a Concerto for Tuba and orchestra, a Double concerto for Bariton Saxophone, piano and orchestra, and the instrumental opera «Blaues Labyrinth».
Many of her compositions are performed also outside Luxembourg – in Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland, Greece, USA, Singapore, Russia, Spain, Andorra, Brazil, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Switzerland, Denmark, Serbia, Austria, Australia, Portugal, Croatia.