Bulgarian Voices Trio

Bulgarian Voices Trio weaves together traditional Bulgarian village styles with artfully arranged a cappella songs to reveal the disarming power and intimacy of the unaccompanied voice.
Co-presented with the Bulgarian Arts Festival - Canada, Fall Music Series

New-York based Bulgarian Voices Trio (Vlada Tomova, Shelley Thomas, Maria Berkova) weave together traditional Bulgarian village styles with artfully arranged a cappella songs and reveal the disarming power and intimacy of the unaccompanied voice. Their reinterpretations of ancient songs tell timeless tales of sweet or forbidden love, horses and wild mountains, potent wine, pepper planting, the secrets of the moon, and the sun’s falling in love with a beautiful girl and her song. Joyous, mysterious, mournful, exuberant, mesmerizing melodies; rich, unusual harmonies; and peculiar, odd rhythms come together to shimmer, intrigue, and delight the ear.

“Faithful to tradition, yet with a uniquely rich and balanced pitch, their voices reach across cultures and generations, transcending the confines of time and place into the realm of pure vocal triumph.”
- The Somerville Beat