Georgi Mintchev (b. 1939 in Sofia ) is graduate of the Bulgarian State Conservatoire in Prof. Marin Goleminov's composition class. Between 1968 and 1970 he majored under Rodion Shchedrin in Moscow and for several months he studied simultaneously under Aram Khachaturian. In 1972 he received a UNESCO music fellowship to further his education in the USA, Great Britain and France. At Le Conservatoire de Paris he attended the composition class of Olivier Messiaen.
Until 2000 he held the position, "Music Director” and “Artistic Director” of the Music production and Ensemles of the BNR. Many years was Secretary, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of the Union of Bulgarian Composers.
Georgi Mintchev has been awarded the highest national and a number of international prizes. His Piano Concerto was selected by the International Record Critics Award in USA in 1979 and was the first among the works recommended by the International Composer's Rostrum in Paris in 1981. In 1989 Georgi Mintchev was honoured as "Onorevole Senatore Accademico" and was awarded the Lorenzo Magnifico European Prize of the Accademia Internationale Medicea in Florence.
He was been awarded the Grand Prize of the Bulgarian National Radio for Achievement and a "Golden Century" - the highest award of the Ministry of Culture.
In 2015, he was elected "Academician" - a Full Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
He has been on the jury of many international competitions:
London - Let the Peoples Sing, Terni (Italy) - International Composition Competition, Florence (Italy) - Premio Vittorio Gui, Ancona (Italy) - Premio Ancona, Berlin (Germany) - International Composition Competition, Athens (Greece), Olympia International Composition Competition, Moscow - 'S.Prokofiev International Composition Competition.
His works have been performed in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Cuba, Columbia, Australia, Greece, Belgium, Austria, Ukraine, San Marino, USA, Holland, Spain, Japan, Great Britain and Finland.