Edition Elm founder and manager Mr. Ivaylo Hristov plays trombone with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra Sofia, Classic FM Radio Orchestra and Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra – SIF 309 in Sofia.
He studied both conducting and trombone in Music Academy in Sofia during 1980s. Founder of
Sofia Philharmonic Trombones quartet in 1987, and
AKWI trombone quartet in 1996, he also performs with
Sofia brass quintet and other diverse groups. For these ensembles he has made many transcriptions and arrangements, choosing known music out of the works of
Johann Sebastian Bach,
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,
Carl Maria von Weber,
Antônio Carlos Jobim
among others, that do not exist otherwise in brass player's repertoire.
Arrangements for trombone ensembles by Ivaylo Hristov are also published in the USA by Kagarice Brass Editions.