A Workshop in Bulgarian Choral Singing

Saturday, 25. January 2014

Text by Ernst Thöni. Translation by Daniel Davis Wood.

Who hasn't heard about the amazing, crystal clear sound of Bulgarian choral singing? Last Thursday evening, Ecole students and staff had the opportunity to participate in a workshop with the Bulgarian choral singer Desislava Stefanova. Stefanova is the founder of the London Bulgarian Choir and the Swiss Bulgarian Choir, and is extremely well-known in her field. It was a privilege to watch her perform and learn from her, and those of us in attendance were amazed at her warm and open manner and playful method of teaching Bulgarian choral singing. After one hour, she was courteous enough to conclude that our voices sounded genuinely Bulgarian!