About the Choirmaster

Boryana Velichkova is а musician and teacher with an authentic instinct for balance and dynamic of the choral music. Classically trained, she teaches piano and lyrical singing in several music high schools. Her love for traditional music from her homeland inspired her to develop her own ambitious projects celebrating Bulgarian vocal culture. Since 2004 she has started and successfully led three Berlin-based choirs, each with its distinct artistic direction and character – a children’s choir for traditional music, a mixed orthodox choir, and the typically all-female ensemble for Bulgarian singing, BVB. Passionate about different styles and developing a signature sound, Boryana works on arranging the music for all three choirs, and collaborates with renowned Bulgarian composers and performers. The conductor inspires her singers with enormous interpretive contrasts to present a color palette from full-out soloist singing to the most intimate and elegant of sounds of choir music.