Early 2007 pianist Dimitar Bodurov was declared winner of the Amsterdam YPF Pianoconcours Jazz. He was judged by a renowned jury consisting of Michiel Borstlap, Bobo Stenson, Enrico Pieranunzi and John Taylor. The 27 years old Bulgarian, who has been under the spell of music since he was eight, is allowed to record a CD with the prize. Bodurov studied jazz at the conservatory of Sofia and obtained a master's degree at the Rotterdam Conservatory. With his trio, founded in 2001 and consisting of bassist Cord Heineking and drummer Jens Düppe, Bodurov plays a mix of jazz, classical and a snuff of Bulgarian folk music. The group has won several prizes: the Leidse Stad Jazz Award, the Erasmus Jazz Award and the Pim Jacobs Jazz Prijs.