Dad was a well respected violin player from Bulgaria who played in the national orchestra and later became koncertmeister in Germany. Mum was touring as a dancer with the world famous choreographer Maurice Béjart, who used the orchestra for the German leg of the tour. That’s where it all started.
Growing up in an artistic family …
So I was Born in Germany, then moved to Belgium at young age and mainly spend my youth there. After my graduation at the Royal Conservatory in piano and chamber music I went to Berklee College of Music in Boston to study film scoring and composition. When I finally got back to Europe I ended up in Nice at the French Riviera. Sun, Azur blue sea, fresh air … Good times!
It was an inspirational place to be, but not enough music vibes to my taste. So 5 years later I decided to explore London city, the epicentre of music in Europe, and pursue my musical dreams.
About 12-13 years ago I wrote a lot of piano solo songs. But at the time, I felt they were not good enough so I left my scores in a drawer. I recently rediscovered them whilst going through some old files.
Around the same time, Kerry Hart, a friend from LA posted this on Insta :
“Great songs, songs that would break your heart, stories that would make you feel less alone, soaring melodies and counter melodies with harmonies that would blow your world wide open and save your life —- these die every single day inside of artists who do not overcome the obstacles between their life in this moment and the life they long for, the life they are painfully not living out — the life of creating.
We think we are not who we are. If you are a singer, a writer, a painter, a dancer, an entrepreneur, a chef, an athlete — you are this. The work needs to be done, be made, be bled out of you. Get to work doing what screams to be done, no matter how long you have put it off”
So I decided to record them and do something with these forgotten melodies.
Back to my roots: writing music for my piano … and performing it!