Emil Dimitrov is a very famous Bulgarian Singer. His most famous song is titled " My country, my Bulgaria". This song is an unofficial anthem of the country. Emil Dimitrov produced 30 albums and was an active singer for around 45 years. He died in 2005 in Sofia, Bulgaria. [Detailed Information]
Ghena Dimitrova is one of the few dramatic sopranos of the past 30 years, belonging to that class of artists who have tackled with disarming ease the most demanding of the heavyweight roles. Her voice blends an inherent lyrical beauty, superbly sustained by the refined technique of a soprano leggero with an impressive dynamic range culminating in an intensely powerful volume.
Her formidable voice puts her in a class of her own. She has developed her repertoire gradually, growing from [Detailed Information]
Ivo Papazov, Ibryama, is a famous Bulgarian clarinetist virtuoso. He was born on February 16, 1952 in Kardjali, in a musical family. Ivo Papazov starts playing clarinet from early age and knows that he was going to do that for the rest of his life. The gifted kid soon leaves school in order to be able to concentrate on playing and making a living out of music. He started his first band (a wedding band) in 1974 and soon became the wedding king in Bulgaria. His distinctive characteristic is that [Detailed Information]
Lili Ivanova ( born Liliana Ivanova Petrova) is the most famous Bulgarian Singer. She is referred to as the "Prima of Bulgarian Music". She is the first singer from the Balkan Peninsula to ever have a concert in the famous hall "Olympia" in Paris, France. Lili Ivanova has performed in more than 11 000 concerts and has sold more than 10 million records. So far, she has 35 recorded albums. [Detailed Information]
Antranik Shavarsh Arabadjyan, known as Mr Astor, is Bulgaria's most famous illusionist. He was born on November 18, 1943 in Shumen, Bulgaria. Astor is professional illusionist since 1963. Astor is the only European to be honored with "Oscar" award for magic art (Pittsburgh, USA, 1981). The trick that won him the "Oscar" was one in which he turns a newspaper into a drink. Another one from his most famous tricks is the one in which he takes his head off and holds it in his hands. During the 1990s [Detailed Information]
Raina Kabaivanska is a Bulgarian opera singer, one of the most renowned sopranos in the second half of the 20th century. Born in Burgas under the name Raina Yakimova, she graduated Opera Singing and Piano from the Bulgarian State Academy of Music.
Kabaivanska made her debut at the Bulgarian National Opera in Sofia as Tatjana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin in 1957. Two years later she made a breaktrhough in Italy as Nedda in Leoncavallo's Bajazzo although it was not until 1961 when [Detailed Information]
Slavi Trifonov is a real phenomenon in the Bulgarian show business and the most important face in the Bulgarian media world. According to sociological surveys Slavi Trifonov is among the top five personalities that enjoy the highest public trust in the country. In the past his rating placed him among personalities like the President Georgi Parvanov and mega football star Hristo Stoichkov. Today his ranking is next to such sociological phenomena like the mayor of Sofia Boiko Borissov. It is [Detailed Information]
Sylvie Vartan is a French pop-star born in Iskretz, Bulgaria on August 15, 1944. Her origins are American-Hungarian and her family lives in Sofia for a while but in 1952 they move to Paris. Sylvie is a legendary figure on the pop scene, one of the innovative people who changed the music industry. She was from the first singers to start dancing and singing at the same time. Her first husband is Johnny Holiday with whom she is known as the Golden Couple. After she divorced him in 1980, she [Detailed Information]
Theodosii Spassov is the best shepherd's flute (kaval) player in the world. A true genius with the kaval, Theodosii Spassov has left many crowds in all parts of the world speechless after his virtuoso performances. Theodosii Spassov has toured in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. He had concerts in USA, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Greece, Holland, Finland, Austria, Japan, Israel, India, Nepal, Brazil, Australia, and Argentina. This [Detailed Information]
Valya Balkanska was born in 1942 in Lagut neighborhood situated amidst some high peaks of the Rhodope mountains. Her love for the multi-colored rugs was enriched by the songs which her mother and grandmother bequeathed her. She does not remember her father but she knows that when he was singing, the mountains were shaking. At home and at work-bee parties, she unnoticeably learned dozens of folk songs from her native place.
In 1977 Carl Sagan, the American astronomer and physicist, sent the [Detailed Information]
Veneta Raikova is a Bulgarian journalist, currently hosting the TV show "Goreshto" on Nova TV. She was born May 2, 1974 in Popovo, Bulgaria. In 1992, at the age of 18, she became"Mini Miss Bulgaria". She is married, with one son.
Vladimir Dimitrov Maistora (The Mater), February 1882 - September 1960, is one of Bulgaria's greatest artists of all times. If there is a painter who can be called typically Bulgarian, this would be Vladimir Dimitrov Maistora. When he was fourteen he walked from Kyustendil to Sofia to enroll in the Artist School. At this school, he learned everything about painting and was nicknamed Maistora. In his art, Vladimir Dimitrov is totally devoted to Bulgaria, the Bulgarian land, agriculture, [Detailed Information]
Zlatyu Boyadjiev (1903-1976) is one of the most prominent Bulgarian artists. He is especially noted for his village portraits. From 1927 to 1932 Zlatyu Boyadjiev is studying and graduates the Art Academy in Sofia. In 1939 he goes to Italy to continue with his studies. The next years are very prolific for him and he makes a couple of exhibitions by himself or with other artists. In terms of layout, color and emotion, his paintings can be divided into two main periods: before and after he [Detailed Information]