- Elitsa Todorova
Elitsa Todorova (left) performing with Stoyan Yankoulov (right)
Background information Born September 2, 1977 Origin Varna, Bulgaria Genres Bulgarian folklore
Occupations Singer, percussionist Instruments Tarambuka, drums, maraca, claves, chimes, guiro Years active 1990–present Associated acts Stoyan Yankoulov Website www.elitsatodorova.com
It is the first Bulgarian who led Bulgaria to the 5th position in the world in Eurovision 2007 with the song "Water" with Stoyan Yankulov. It is sung in the first Bulgarian UNESCO - Paris, 2008. It is sung in the first Bulgarian UNITED NATIONS, New York 2011. It is Bulgarian, which was the first song dedicated to world peace 2011. She is the youngest star with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Bulgaria 2010. She is the youngest musician in Bulgaria awarded the honorary title of National Leaders follower 2011. It is the only woman in the world created and patented the cosmic tree of height 2.10 and engaged in a dance of 1300 costumes of Bulgarians in the Olympic stadium in Berlin 2011. It is Elitsa Todorova, the woman who sings and plays with rhythm and love, positivity and sprayed always wishes "Do you walk on water!"
Elitsa is born in VARNA! She has worked with a number of noted choirs, ensembles and musicians (Bulgarian and foreign) and has participated in concerts in a number of countries. She has also been awarded several prizes.
In 2003 Elitsa Todorova began working with Bulgaria's most popular and renowned drummer and percussionist Stoyan Yankoulov. The unique Todorova-Yankulov duo rapidly turned into a phenomenon. Their high professionalism and perfectionism underlies all their performances.
On 25 February 2007, Todorova and Stoyan Yankoulov's song Water won the Bulgarian National Television's public contest and was selected as the song to represent Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. The song advanced from the semi-final to become Bulgaria's first ever participation in a final. In the final Elitsa and Stoyan finished in 5th place. Her performance, which involved percussion, prompted the nickname Mrs. Drums.
Since her early childhood Elitsa has sung and played piano. She studied at the "Philip Koutev" school of music in Kotel, specializing in folk singing and the "Dobri Hristov" school of music in Varna, specializing in percussion. She then graduated from the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of music in Sofia, majoring in percussion.
Elitsa has been working with Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria Choir, "Varna Ensemble" and the musicians: Stoyan Yankoulov, Theodosii Spassov, Antonii Donchev, Jivko Petrov, Vesselin Vesselinov, Rossen Zahariev, Michail Yossifov, Vasko Vassilev, Arabel von Karajan, Anatoly Vapirov, Roushi Vidinliev, Rui Junior, Pamela Nicolson, Okhai Temiz, Yamar Tiyam, Nikos Тouliatos, William Pluma, Habib Shamandy, Ivan Shopov DJ Cooh, Hristo Yotzov the Bulgarian National Radio orchestra, Classic FM Radio orchestra and many others.
Elitsa Todorova developed a percussions-playing style of her own, combining quick ostinate rhythms on the tarambuka with synchronized playing and singing. The result is a mosaic of unique vocal movements and impeccable musical improvisations. She plays traditional percussion instruments in a most non-traditional way. In her repertoire Elitsa plays instruments like the tarambuka, drums, maracas, claves, old silver coins, shepherd's chimes, horses' bells, a magical thunder-wand, guiro, chimes, but of all musical instruments the best, in her opinion, is the human voice.
Philanthropy and other activities
Todorova has presented Bulgarian cultural heritage before the presidents of Bulgaria, Greece, Armenia, Hungary; before H.M. Prince Albert,[disambiguation needed ] Koidjiro Matsura of UNESCO, and before the PACE ministers. She took part in perhaps 2005's most significant cultural event: the launching of cultural corridors for South-East Europe.
Elitsa Todorova has been given the following awards:The Golden Phenomenon statuette for 2005, for her phenomenal achievements in the field of the singing and performing arts and for promoting Bulgarian culture around the world; A Honorary Diploma from the Republic of Austria's Embassy for her great contribution to popularizing Bulgarian Jazz music to Austria within the Step across the border 2005 European Program.
Elitsa Todorova has been awarded with the following awards:
2010 December: WALK OF FAME in Bulgaria / Golden star for E.Todorova & S.Yankoulov 2009 May: Special Eco award for song "Earth" the green song of Bulgaria 2008 April: BG Radio Music Awards: Special award, golden statuette: BG Ambassador of the Bulgarian culture across the world 2008 April: Golden statuette for Bulgarian song for 2007 - "Water" 2008 April: Golden statuette for Bulgarian duet 2007 December: GRAZIA magazine's award "Woman of the year in category Music" 2007 October : Crystal Lyre Award in category Pop and Rock Music 2007 June: Statuette for the best video of the song "Water" - MAD TV Greece in Athens 2007 June: Statuette "Orpheus"–Smolian city 2007 May: An award of honour from the Bulgarian Parliament and from the Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria. 2005: Statuette "Golden Phenomenon"- for phenomenal achievements in the area of singing and instrumental arts and for the presentation of the Bulgarian culture across the world. 2005: Crystal Lyre Award in category Jazz 2005: Award from the Republic of Austria for the big contribution to the popularization of the Bulgarian jazz music in Austria, in accordance with the European program "Step across the border"
Since February 2007 Elitsa Todorova has become an official representative of the Eco-campaign „Let's plant a tree"! Keep the Eearth clean and green.
- ^ News of the World, May 13, 2007.
- Official website
- Video of song "Water" in the final of Eurovision 2007
- Official MySpace
- Video of song "Water" in the semifinal of Eurovision 2007
with Let Me Cry
Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
with Stoyan Yankoulov
Deep Zone & DJ Balthazar
with DJ, Take Me Away
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