Boiko Zvetanov

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Boiko Tsvetanov is one of the greatest and most successful tenors of all times, born in Bulgaria.
He is the first, most famous, favorite, and beloved student of Boris Christoff. Maestro Christoff, who did not have children, wanted to make him his heir. With tears in his eyes, Boiko Zvetanov refuses with the words, that his heir is the entire world and his native Bulgaria.
Since 1991 as a member of the Zurich Opera, he has performed every solo part of the standard repertoire for a tenor singer. His debut as a soloist with the National Opera and Ballet in Sofia is in the role of Lindoro in the “The Italian Girl in Algiers”. After he had won the competition for opera singers in Bilbao and Sofia, in 1988 he was invited in Vienna Staatsoper for the roles of the Italian singer in “Capriccio”and “Der Rosenkavalier” by Richard Straus. So was his international career initiated. In 1991, he was already soloist of the prestigious Zurich Opera House. As a guest singer, he has performed in the Opera stages in Munich, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, “Deutsche Oper” Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Verona, Barcelona, Valencia, Las Palmas, “Opera de Basti” Paris, Edinburgh, America, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, etc. He has performed in over sixty leading roles more famous among which are: Cavaradossi (Tosca), Calaf (Turandot), Manrico (Troubadour), Radames (Aida), Canio (Pagliacci), Arnoldo (William Tell). He has performed with Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Nikolay Gyaurov, Juan Ponce, Samuel Remy, Ruggero Raimondi, Mirella Freni, Katia Ricciarelli, Leo Nucci, Renato Bruson, Gena Dimitrova and under the baton of conductors like Ricardo Shay, Zubin Meta, Nicolas Reskinyo, Carlo Franchi, Lamberto Gardelli, Carlo Franchi, Marcello Viotti, Paolo Carignan, Velzer-Myost, Nello Santini and others.


 

Boiko Zvetanov sings "Guardate pazzo son" from "Manon Lescaut"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqujgToxj_s&feature=youtu.be

 

Boiko Zvetanov performs Lenski’s aria “Kuda, Kuda…”(Where, where…) from the opera Evgeni Onegin

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7_J8H8MLHA&feature=youtu.be

 

Boiko Zvetanov,  „Porquoi me reveiller” - Werther, Jules Massenet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo-b7zPSfpU


Boiko Zvetanov - „Nessun Dorma”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIsUpc7AXxs

 

Boiko Zvetanov performs “Let your vision”

Music, arrangement, orchestration and soloist on the grand piano – Alex Zografov

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ini6UjwD2tw&feature=youtu.be

 

Boiko Zvetanov-Tancredi-Act I-"Pensa che sei mia figlia"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_2mOlEqmWs


Alex Zografov

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Alex Zografov is a musical genius and a brilliant musician. He is a virtuoso concert pianist, composer, arranger, musical director, and producer.  His music and his talent have covered a broad scope of styles from pop music, jazz, and classical, to musicals and movie scores. He has worked in Los Angeles with some of the greatest names in the music industry, such as Nana Mouskouri, Frank Zappa, Joe Cocker, George Benson, and yet a whole galaxy of celebrities. He has personally staged touring productions of musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber and classics like "West Side Story", "Footloose", "Le Miserables", "Chicago", "Grease", "Evita", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Beauty and the Beast and many others. He was the musical director for The Saints, David Broadfoot (Comedian), Banda Brava Salsa Big Band, Sherise Laurence (Singer), Aura Rully (Singer), Nelson Ned (Portuguese Singer), The Shrills, The Coasters, Buffie Saint Marie (Singer), Don Ellis (Big Band), Nard Michael Walled (Drummer/Producer), Casey Schuerell (Drummer; Jean- Luc Ponti, Tina Turner, Gino Vanelli), Doug Lunn ( Bass; Tina Turner, Sting), Ren Toppano (Producer, Composer, Singer), Nana Maskouri (singer) Paul Christopher (Singer), Flora Purim (Singer), Airto (Percussion and Drums), Frank Zappa, Dimitris Layos (Singer/Pianist), Tom Scott, George Benson (Singer/Guitarist), Alex Acuana (Percussionist), Lenny Breau (Guitarist), Alphonso Johnson (Bass), David Crigger (Drums), Joe Correro (Drums; Al Jarreau), Vinnie Coliauta (Drums), Terry Bozio (Drums), Jimmy Haslip (Bass), Jimmy Self (Tuba),Lou Shock (Bass; Fifth Dimensions), Janet Jackson, Kieth Jones (Bass), Carlos Rios, Lola Falana (Singer), Dalaras (Singer), Danny Thomas Singer/Actor), George Burns (Singer/ Actor/ Comedian), Don Myrick(Earth Wind and Fire), Joe Cocker, Vita Loca (Fusion Jazz Band), Arco Iris (Fusion Peruvian Jazz Band), Boiko Zvetanov (Leading Tenor Zurich Opera)  etc..He moved to Los Angeles to join the Don Ellis Big Band. Don loved Alex's music.  Alex is a prolific composer with a myriad of compositions for choirs, film music, and symphony orchestra. Currently, he has finished an Opera "Vive Orphay", and is promoting its first performance in Europe. Musical Director for Diastasis Cultural Association, a company of over 100 consisting of a 60 childrenís, 40 adults and a professional dance group of 30. After leading them for eight years, they performed spectacles in Paris,  Palace de Paris in France, in England, Wembley Stadium and in the USA to full stadiums.  Musical Director for Dave Broadfoot's play "Take a Beaver to Lunch". Artist Director, World Unit Foundation Trust - Arts for Peace in Cyprus.
Presented at a Command Performance and congratulated by Queen Elizabeth II,  Musical Director for the Opening of the Commonwealth Heads Conference. Alex has 20 CD's and numerous recordings. In Los Angelis at the Seth Riggs Vocal Academy Maestro Zografov has worked with Michael and Janet Jackson !
Celebrity Comments about Alex
“When you start playing with me it’s like I enter another world!  Another dimension!” Lenny Breau
“You are the most impressive musician I’ve ever heard” Frank Zappa
“Alex performs with great conviction.”  George Benson
“You are great!  I could listen to you play and sing all night!”  Mel Torme
“Alex, I’ll catch up with you, yet!”  Joe Cocker
“You should start a solo career!”  Carmen McRae
“In Alex, I’ve discovered another great pianist besides Chick Corea.”  Flora Purim
“If I ever play again, I would love to play with you.  Listening to your music is like visiting places I have never been!”  Don Ellis
“It was wonderful!  A wonderful performance!” Queen Elizabeth II

 

Alex Zografov performing “Free in 5 to 8” – music, arrangement, orchestration and performance by Alex Zografov

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e0JINO247s&feature=youtu.be

Boyko Tsvetanov performs “Let your vision”

Music, arrangement, orchestration and soloist on the grand piano – Alex Zografov

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ini6UjwD2tw&feature=youtu.be

 STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "My Way"

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ayk2kzlOLU

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Ol' man river"
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOheDNcWPNk

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Musica Proibita"

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmNzJFRB-P4

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Core 'Ngrato"

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcDLf9hGEow

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Dark night" (Темная ночь)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHjp5P6P2Eg

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Катюша" (Katjusha)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngBzcDUH4w8

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Дорогой Длинною" (Those were the days)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXfmOgfc3vM

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Where can a lover go"

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu2CLRhrxx8

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Хубава си моя горо" (How beautiful you are my forest)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPjT6yORPls

 

Stoyan Bonchev

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Stoyan Bonchev was born in Sofia. He graduated with honors the Russian language high school “A.S. Pushkin” and then the First English Language High School “William Shakespeare”.
He graduated the University of National and World Economy with master’s degree in International  Business. Then he specialized in the Vienna University of Economy. In 2001, he became a National bench press silver medalist. 


He also has acquired a Master Degree in opera singing from the New Bulgarian University. His vocal coach was Maestro Boiko Zvetanov - one of the leading tenors of the past 30 years.
From 2012 to 2015  Stoyan Bonchev was one of the leading soloists of the Representative Ensemble of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria. During that period he took part in more than 200 concerts in the most prestigious concert halls in Bulgaria.
In 2016 he was a soloist of the National Opera House in Stara Zagora. 
Stoyan's voice has a rich and unique Bass timbre. The Bulgarians have always produced some of the best bass voices in the world.
Stoyan Bonchev is the chairman of the "Boris Christoff" Music Foundation.

 

On any of the below listed links, you may listen to Stoyan Bonchev’s singing :

 

 STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "My Way"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ayk2kzlOLU

 

 

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Ol' man river"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOheDNcWPNk

 

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Musica Proibita"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmNzJFRB-P4

 

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Core 'Ngrato"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcDLf9hGEow

 

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Dark night" (Темная ночь)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHjp5P6P2Eg

 

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Катюша" (Katjusha)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngBzcDUH4w8

 

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Дорогой Длинною" (Those were the days)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXfmOgfc3vM

 

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Where can a lover go"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu2CLRhrxx8

 

STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Хубава си моя горо" (How beautiful you are my forest)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPjT6yORPls

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings "Утро Туманное" (Misty morning)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k8U4riaIkI

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings "Ой то не вечер"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9KTXKx4QwA

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings "Love me tender"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KthL08JSyBk

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings "The impossible dream"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKs8F1gadds&feature=youtu.be

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings "Canzonetta Semplice"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1UgyXwuQmg

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings "Боят настана" (The battle has begun)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbZ_6ZXkaQA

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings " Kak молоды мы были"
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3EuOKtlrpE

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings “Shum Beryoz” (Noise of Birches)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmbqB_iq7Vofeature=youtu.be

 

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings "Dark night" (Темная ночь)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE5UrcgupIM

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings "Moscow nights" (Подмосковние вечера)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pIGpzNoZKw

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings "Эх, дороги... Пыль да туман "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoFWFKowyhE

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings the aria of Fiesco " te l'estremo addio" from " Simon Boccanegra"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1w_HL3KOrI

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings the aria of Don Basilio "La Calunnia"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faAB9ogVQh8

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings the aria of King Philip II "Ella giammai m'amo"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AQsG37sKCk

 

STOYAN BONCHEV sings the aria of Banco " Come dal ciel precipita"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT4tM0meSJw


 STOYAN BONCHEV performs famous Russian Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmQ6kKi7Qlo

 

STOYAN BONCHEV AND MAESTRO ALEX ZOGRAFOV - 9 GREAT SONGS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaMvgEXf6S0

 


 

 

 

 

Krum Galabov

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Since early age Krum Galabov was a soloist of the representative Choir of the boys from Plovdiv, with which he took part in many concert performances. In 1994 he won the first prize at the International Musical Festival “Varnensko lyato”(Summer in Varna) and scholarship from the National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov“. He continued his education in singing in the Supreme Academy of Music and Fine Arts. In the period 1996 - 2000, Krum Galabov worked in Burgtheater in Vienna. Since 2001, he is the soloist of Wiener Residenzorchester and Salonorchester Alt Wien. In 2003, he took special training with the world famous Gena Dimitrova. Since 2008, he is studying with Maestro Boyko Tsvetanov. In 2012, he was in the first staging of the variant in French of “Don Carlos” in Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Buenos Aires, as well as all around South America. He has also performed with the National SymphonyOrchestra of Taiwan and Beethoven Orchester, Bonn, as well as in Arena Di Verona and Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Italy. In 2013, he also acted in the staging of Pagliacci in Teatro Lirico, Cagliari, directed by Franco Zeffirelli. During last year, Krum Galabov took part in the opening ceremony of the Festival “Apolonia” in Sozopol, accompanied by a concert with the world famous prima Krasimira Stoyanova. His schedule for 2014 is foreseeing many performances in productions at home and abroad. At the very beginning of the year Krum Galabov had his debut on the stage of the State Opera – Stara Zagora in the role of Cavalier Belfiore in the comic opera “King for one day” by Giuseppe Verdi.
“You may listen to Krum Galabov’s singing here:

 http://m.youtube.com/user/Baritono76

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