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Vanya Moneva - conductor of the 'Cosmic Voices' choir

'Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria' Choir


The 'Cosmic Voices' choir - one of the most popular Bulgarian Folk choirs today, is founded in 1994 by Emil Minev (producer) and Vanya Moneva (conductor).

This unique choir includes 18 female singers, carefully selected by numerous castings in different regions in Bulgaria, some of the best soloists and young artists in the country.

The 'Cosmic Voices' singers characteristic female choir sound, which captivated the world, is typical for the Balkan culture. Performing music from various regions as well as an entire repertoire of new works in the old tradition, the ravishing choir offers a delight that goes far beyond common folk music.

The 'Cosmic Voices' outstanding performance onstage is an expression of modern Bulgarian art, which is open to the world. They have their own unmistakable identity bearing the strong spiritual energy inherited from our ancestors. Bulgarian choir singing in the folk tradition draws on a millennia-old practice of rich sonorities, complicated harmonies and driving rhythms found only in this part of the world. All of this has been updated by a group of gifted creators and by the magnificient choral singing of these women, enriching the world’s musical horizon with their original, modern, highly artistic and vivid musical presence.


Stage experience:
- Jazz festival, Split, Croatia
- concert tours in Italy, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium
- Voice Mania Acappella Festival, Austria
- Klangwolke Music Festival, Linz, Austria
- concerts in the two biggest cathedrals in Vienna, Austria
- Festival in Budva, Montenegro
- concert at NATO base, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
- tour in Israel
- concert for the UN Mission, Vienna, Austria
- Apollonia Jazz festival, Sozopol, Bulgaria
- concerts in Chisinau, Moldova
- opening the European Musical Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria.

CD productions:
Having released its first CD 'The Choice' in 1994, the choir started to work with internationally acclaimed artists:
- Vesselina Kasarova (BMG Classic/Red Seal);
- Christian Kolonovits;
- Ikuko Kawai (JVC Victor Japan);
- Yoko Kanno (JVC Victor Japan).

The 'Bulgarian Soul' with Vesselina Kasarova earned the ECHO Award in 2004.

The 'Bulgarian Choral Folk Songs' (Vol.1 & Vol.2), arranged by composer Krassimir Kyurkchiyski, the latest CDs, are now available on

Film productions:
Documentary films about 'Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria' were shown on international TV channels:
- ARTE, ZDF (Germany);
- Channel 4 (U.K.), presented by composer Howard Goodall.

'Cosmic Voices' recorded also some music for:
- the Italian film 'NOMAD II 2005', music by Carlo Siglotto;
- the Japanese cartoon - 'KIBA', music by Jun Miyake.

Come and enjoy 'Cosmic Voices'
their authentic Bulgarian Folk Music

The choir may be seen in Bulgaria during short periods of time.
Concerts for tourist groups - upon request (minimum 15 tourists).
Ticket price: 20 Eur.

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COSMIC VOICES FROM BULGARIA - in front of the Museum of the National Revival and the Constituent Assembly, Veliko Turnovo
COSMIC VOICES FROM BULGARIA - on the stage at the Foreign Art Gallery, Sofia
COSMIC VOICES FROM BULGARIA - concerts in Chisinau, Moldova
COSMIC VOICES FROM BULGARIA - on the stage at the Army Club, Sofia

Vanya Moneva - conductor of COSMIC VOICES FROM BULGARIA choir

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