Bulgarian National Radio © 2021 All Rights Reserved

“Music in portraits” by the Bulgarian National Radio’s Folk Music Orchestra

| updated on 11/10/20 8:27 PM
Photo: BNR

“Music in portraits” is an intriguing project by the folklore virtuosos from the Bulgarian National Radio’s Folk Music Orchestra with conductor Dimitar Hristov. The project presents, in great detail, popular performers with a significant contribution to the development and popularization of Bulgarian music.

The key “protagonists” at the upcoming concert which has been rescheduled to December 3rd (provided the epidemic situation in the country will allow it) will be gadulka (rebec) player Peyo Peev, Petar Milanov (tambura and guitar) and Magdalena and Dimitar Karamitev (vocals/kaval).

A brilliant gadulka player and soloist of the BNR’s Folk Music Orchestra for many years, Peyo Peev is one of the most interesting and sought after folk music performers in the country. His talent as a composer and instrumentalistas well as in in music arrangements, is demonstrated in the album “Meetings” which Peyo Peev gifted to the audience at the beginning of the year.

“Concert suite” – Folk Music Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio.


Talented guitarist Petar Milanov graduated from the secondary music school for folklore instruments and singing in the village of Shiroka Luka in the Rhodopes. Since 2002 he has been working with the Philip Koutev national folklore ensemble. Petar Milanov specializes in tambura though audiences also know him as a gifted guitarist. He has taken part in different projects in Europe, Asia and USA. 


The project “Music in portraits” offers Bulgarian folk music fans the opportunity of hearing the incredible performances of the emblematic singer Magdalena Todorova from the Strandzha region, as well as kaval player Dimitar Karamitev. 


Compiled by Elena Karkalanova

More from category

Nikola of Cool Den: "Music must always be organic and natural"

Guitarist and singer with original style, Nikola and his band Cool Den have been among the most interesting music phenomena of recent years. After his arrival in the capital city for his studies at the Sofia University, Nikola quickly gained..

published on 1/30/21 10:25 AM

Maria Koleva: "Traditional Bulgarian art is destiny, mission and magic"

The successes of the famous singer are remarkable not only as a soloist. Over the years she has participated in various chamber and choir formations – "Avrena" Quartet, "Balkan Voices", "Dragostin Folk", "Philip Koutev" National Folklore..

published on 1/28/21 10:00 AM
Composer Petar Dundakov

Film music is freedom and a challenge

They say that the best film music is the one that the viewer does not even notice, but somehow experiences it through the characters, through their actions and emotional states. This seemingly strange definition is shared by Petar..

published on 1/15/21 12:36 PM