Plamena Girginova

The coloratura soprano Plamena Girginova is born on 9th of March 1989.
From 1996 to 2007 she has been a part of the Children’s choir of the Bulgarian National Radio – soloist with concert tours in Japan, China, Germany,Switzerland, Italy and in the Czech Republic.

In 2011 Plamena graduated from National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia, Bulgaria – Bachelor in classical singing, and in 2012 she got her Masters degree in classical singing from the NMA.
Her principal teachers are: Mila Duylgerova (National Academy of Music – Sofia, Bulgaria), Eva Lindkvist (Vienna, Austria) and Yossif Guerdjikov (baroque specialist) – Sofia, Bulgaria.
Plamena Girginova has been a part of various masterclasses such as:

  • Renata Scotto, Anna Vandi and Cesare Scarton – Opera Stutio “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” – 2014-2015
  • Anna Tomova Sintov – 2012
  • Vera Nikolova and Olivier Dauriat – 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Silvana Dussmann, Jennersdorf, Austria – 2010 ISA
  • Darina Takova – Ruse, Bulgaria 2017-2018

Awards:

  • Second prize and special prize (professional recordings with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra) from the European Youth Competition “The Crown of Turnovgrad”, 2008
  • second prize from the  Fifth International Competition “Young Virtuosos”, 2009
  • First prize from the International Voice-piano Competition Gustav Mahler, 2011
  • Winner of the Annual competition of Foundation “Yordan Kamdzhalov” 2012
  • winner of the Scholarship of Foundation “Boris Christoff” for young opera singers with masterclasses in “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” (Rome, Italy) – 2014-2015

2019 – first prize in the International Competition for young opera singers „Ghena Dimitrova“ and a special prize for best performance of a Bulgarian song („Nani mi, nani, Damyancho“)

Plamena Girginova is also playing the piano Piano (7 yrs.); and is fluent in German, English and Italian.

 

Plamena Plamenova Girginova, coloratura soprano

Born 9th of March 1989, Bulgarian

Solo performance experience

  • Suor Lucilla in Suor Angelica, Giacomo Puccini on the stage of the Opera Theatre in Sofia, 2008
  • Königin der Nacht and Blondchen in the Educational Theatre of National Academy of Music “Masterpieces from Mozart’s Operas” – Musical Theatre Sofia , 2009
  • Special guest-singer in the Moscow Easter Festival, 2010
  • Königin der Nacht ( “Die Zauberflöte”) on the stage of Musical Theatre Sofia and Rousse State Opera, 2011
  • The Fire and The Nightingale in “L’Enfant et les sortilèges” (M.Ravel) – Opera Theatre Sofia, 2012
  • Solo chamber concerts in Sofia, 2013
  • Participation in the modern opera “Operville” by Ivo Dimchev with performances in Brussels, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris, Vienna & Zurich, 2014/2015/2016
  • Participation in the Wagner’s opera “Parsifal” on the stage of Sofia National Opera and Ballet – july, 2017
  • 2018 – A series of concert tours in Osaka, Japan at the invitation of Japanese conductor Shungo Moriyama
  • June 2019: Participation in an audio-visual performance dedicated to the opera singer from the recent past Tsvetana-Lilyana Tabakova with performances of works from her lyric-coloratura repertoire, with the participation of an instrumental quartet.
  • July, 2019: Participation as a special guest and winner of the „Gena Dimitrova“ competition in a gala concert at the Vrana Palace under the direction of Hirofumi Yoshida, together with the Sofia Philharmonic
  • September 2019: Recording of the vocals to the twice awarded with Icarus theatrical performance „Glory“ by director Stayko Murdzhev and composer Petar Dundakov, performed on the stage of Drama Theater Plovdiv and Theater „Azaryan“, Sofia
  • 2021, April – Participation in the opera „The Magic Flute“ by W.A.Mozart as Queen of the Night on the stage of the Varna State Opera, directed by Antonio Zamfir (Romania)
  • 2021, July – Participation in the audio-visual multimedia performance „Song of the Winds“ to the music of composer Peter Dundakov, together with folk singer Gergana Dimitrova, Rosen Zahariev (trumpet) and Sofia soloists with conductor Plamen Djurov
  • 2021, July – Participation in the opera „Hoffmann’s Tales“ by Jacques Offenbach in the role of the Doll Olympia on the stage of the Summer Theater, Varna with director Ursula Horner (Austria), conductor Pavel Balev and choir and orchestra of the Varna State Opera

 

Awards

  • Second prize and special prize( professional recordings with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra) from the European Youth Competition “The Crown of Turnovgrad”, 2008
  • Second prize from the  Fifth International Competition “Young Virtuosos”, 2009
  • First prize from the International Voice-piano Competition Gustav Mahler, 2011
  • Winner of the Annual Foundation “Yordan Kamdzhalov”, 2012
  • Winner of the Scholarship of Foundation “Boris Christoff” for young opera singers with masterclasses in “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” (Rome, Italy) – 2014-2015
  • 2019 – First prize in the International Competition for young opera singers „Ghena Dimitrova“ and a special prize for best performance of a Bulgarian song („Nani mi, nani, Damyancho“)

Education

  • National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia, Bulgaria – Masters degree in classical singing, 2012
  • National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia, Bulgaria – Bachelor in classical singing, 2011
  • 91 German Language High School “Prof. Konstantin Galabov” – gratuated, 2007
  • 31 Secondary School for Foreign Languages and Management „Ivan Vazov“ – graduated, 2002
  • Children’s choir of the Bulgarian National Radio – soloist with concert tours in Japan, China, Germany,Switzerland, Italy and in the Czech Republic, 1996-2007

 

Principal teachers:
Mila Duylgerova, National Academy of Music – Sofia, Bulgaria
Eva Lindkvist – Vienna, Austria
Yossif Guerdjikov (baroque specialist) – Sofia, Bulgaria

Coaches:
Enedina Lloris – private tutor, Valencia, Spain, 2013
Silvana Dussman – master class, Vienna, Austria, 2011
Anna Vandi (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia) – 2014-2015
Cesare Scarton (acting, stage movement and Italian diction) – 2014-2015
Renata Scotto (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia) – 2014-2015

Conductors:
Yordan Kamdzhalov
Hristo Nedyalkov
Ljubka Biagioni zu Guttenberg
Emil Tabakov
Pavel Balev
Hristo Hristov
Plamen Djurov
Peter Ganev
Hirofumi Yoshida
Shungo Moriyama

Master Classes and Studios:
Renata Scotto, Anna Vandi and Cesare Scarton – Opera Stutio “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” – 2014-2015
Anna Tomova Sintov – 2012
Vera Nikolova and Olivier Dauriat – 2008, 2009, 2010
Silvana Dussmann, Jennersdorf, Austria – 2010 ISA
Darina Takova – Ruse, Bulgaria 2017-2018

Related Skills:
Piano (7 yrs.); Fluent in German, English and Italian