It’s always fascinating when the audience gets to peak behind the curtain to find out what happens backstage. This is an intimate conversation with Vanya Moneva about her journey as a musician and the magical but also challenging moments in life. Vanya is the conductor of the “Vanya Moneva Choir” and she was the 2014 “Musician of the Year”.
Vanya radiates professionalism and great taste, both on stage and in every-day life. She holds a degree in Choral Conducting from the National Music Academy “Prof.Pancho Vladigerov”, under prof. Vasil Arnaudov. She was the artistic director and conductor of emblematic Bulgarian choirs. Together with the “Cosmic Voices of Bulgaria” choir she has won prestigious awards, including the First Prize in the European Broadcasting Union’s International Choir Competition “Let the Peoples Sing,” and the Echo Music Prize of the German Association of Recording Companies for the album “Bulgarian Soul’s with Veselina Katsarova, as well as a number of other prestigious awards.
The Vanya Moneva Choir is one of the most popular Bulgarian folk choirs and it is undoubtedly one of the most valuable cultural treasures of Bulgaria today. With her sincere love and unconditional authority, Vanya Moneva manages to present the sound of a female folk choir as a brilliant instrument with unlimited possibilities.