Igor Bogdanov graduated from the Academy of Music in Moscow (1982) with a degree in choral conducting under Vladimir Minin and M. Bondar. Then he graduated in "Opera and Symphonic Conducting" at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia, in the class of prof. В. Fedotov and prof. I. Musin.
From 1982 to 1989 he worked as conductor at the Academic Theatre for Opera and Ballet in Samara, Russia. Since 1988 he has taught conducting at the music department of the St. Petersburg University.
From 1990 to 1992 he was a conductor at the Musical Theatre "Zazerkale" in St. Petersburg, and since 1994 he has been working St. Makedonski Music Theatre in Bulgaria.
His repertoire includes some of the most famous titles from operetta and opera classics: "Die Csárdásfürstin”, "Die Fledermaus ", "Die lustige Witwe", "Prince Igor", "Carmen", "La traviata", "Tosca", "Cavalleria rusticana", "Macbeth", "Le nozze di Figaro", "Eugene Onegin", "The Queen of Spades", "Snow Maiden" and others, as well as the ballets "The Nutcracker", "Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky, "La Bayadère" by Minkus, etc.
A special place in his creative career is occupied by the conducting productions and working on the musicals of the composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber: "Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Evita", "Cats", "Sunset Boulevard" – they were performed under the baton of maestro Igor Bogdanov for the first time in Bulgaria. "Miss Saigon" by C.M. Schönberg, "Zorro" by J. Cameron, "Cabaret" and "Chicago" by J. Kander.
Maestro Bogdanov has records and concerts with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Bulgarian National Television. He has toured in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, etc.