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The Academic Folk Choir Plovdiv is a leading force in the "new folklore wave" that has been sweeping through Bulgaria, bringing traditional folk songs to new life with modern influences. Under the direction of professor Vassilka Spassova and her dedicated assistants, the choir has earned a reputation for their innovative interpretations and captivating performances. Their repertoire includes the best Bulgarian folk songs, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the country and demonstrating the choir's exceptional vocal talent. With their emphasis on folk intonations, asymmetrical rhythms, and contemporary expressive means, the Academic Folk Choir Plovdiv offers a truly unique and captivating musical experience. Whether performing on stage or in the recording studio, the choir's passion for tradition and innovation shines through in every note.


"Extraordinary finesse of performance", "crystal sound", "refined manner of sound production", "artistic freedom", "stable intonation" - these are only part of the definitions that Bulgarian and foreign critics give to the interpretations of the choir. The Flemish critic Hugo Heugebard exclaims: "… Ms. Spassova's conducting is exciting and masterful … from a little song, she creates a masterpiece…"

Academic Folk Choir Plovdiv

  • [1] Mehmetyo, My Love - music: Ivan Spassov 7'12"

    [2] Ivan Told Kalinka - music: Assen Diamandiev 1'29"

    [3] Last Night I Went out, Mother - music: Anastas Naumov 4'32"

    [4] Elena Has Left Me - music: Anastas Naumov 2'56"

    [5] Three Nightingales Are Singing - music: Peter Krumov 3'53"

    [6] Yanka's Brother - music: Krassimir Kyurkchiyski 3'20"

    [7] A Birdie Is Singing - music: Krassimir Kyurkchiyski 2'39"

    [8] The Sun Sets - music: Nikolai Stoykov 3'45"

    [9] The Little Maiden Sweeps the Yard - music: Nikolai Stoykov 2'37"

    Two Pastorales- music: Nikolai Stoykov (conducted by Svetla Stanilova)

    [10] - Winter Pastorale 3'35"

    [11] - Summer Pastorale 3'55"

    [12] Song-improvisation - music: Milcho Vassilev 5'03"

    [13] The Forest Is Putting forth Leaves - music: Stefan Moutafchiev 4'52"

    [14] Marinka, My Daughter - music: Ivan Spassov 4'38"

    [15] Rada Ran away - music: Ivan Spassov 2'56"

    [16] Pretty Mavruda - music: Ivan Spassov 6'56"

    (conducted by Svetla Stanilova)

    Total: 64'18"

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