CURRICULUM VITAE

Name: Veselina Ivanova Dragolova-Danailova

Address:  “G. S. Rakovski” str. 142

                  Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

Mobile: +359 886 861252

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Education

1991 - 1996 “Romain Rolland” High school specialized in French language and literature High school diploma
1996 - 2001 Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky” Master degree in Portuguese philology
2003 – 2008 National Academy of music “Pancho Vladigerov” Master degree in Composition  and Choral conducting

Professional expertise:  

  • composer
  • choral conductor
  • vocalist
  • music educator

 

Professional experience:  

As composer:

  • 2005 – up to the present:
  • Music for various theater pieces and animation movies.
  • Children musicals commissioned and performed by a juvenile operetta troupe with more than a decade of experience.
  • 2008  – World premiere of choral works by Sofia Chamber Choir “Vassil Arnaoudov” during the "Festival International de Cant Coral Catalunya Centre", Spain
  • 2010  – World premiere of  ethno choral work by Torino Vocal Ensemble, composed during a master class in Italy.
  • 2014 – Presentation of "Symphony in c" (master degree project) before the academic composer’s chair.   

          As choral conductor and performer:

  • 2004   – Becomes a member of Sofia Chamber Choir “Vassil Arnaoudov”
  • 2006   –  Founds Vocal Quintet Euphonia – leader, singer, composer and arranger. The repertoire of this a-cappella ensemble includes jazz, pop, ethno, contemporary and renaissance pieces and compositions and arrangements made exclusively for Euphonia.
    • First price of the international concurs for vocal groups “Trofei di cita di Vittorio Veneto
  • 2008  – Becomes choirmaster of Sofia Chamber Choir “Vassil Arnaoudov”
  • 2011  – Founds Euphonia Instrumentalis ­– a group, featuring one of the best Bulgarian jazz musicians and fallowing the philosophy of the previously founded a-cappella ensemble.
  • 2015-2016 - Conductor of Irina Stiglich Female Chamber Choir

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Languages for communication: English, Portuguese, French