Iwan Michailov was born in Lovech, Bulgaria. He's living in The Netherlands since 1979. He followed the Music Gymnasium in Bulgaria for french horn and accordion. Afterwards he studied at the Conservatory of Sofia majoring in French Horn and he graduated with honours. After that he played for 7 years in a Symphony Orchestra as a french horn player and was conductor of 2 wind orchestras and sang in an opera choir. In the Netherlands he studied at 2 conservatories: in Enschede for electronic organ and in Tilburg for keyboard. His heart lies in composing light music for record companies and for Dutch and Bulgarian artists. In 2000 he won the National Song Festival in Bulgaria which resulted in a CD. He has taught at 2 music schools in the subjects keyboard, electronic organ and French Horn. He writes many music books for a.o. accordion, keyboard, violin, trumpet, flute and clarinet.