Children's choir "Dobri Hristov" - Varna, Bulgaria

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Galina Stanisheva received her early musical education in the town of Provadia. She is a Laureate of the National Competition for Instrumentalists and Singers Svetoslav Obretenov, Provadia.
In 1982, she graduated with honors from The National School of Arts “Dobri Hristov” – Varna, majoring in classical singing.
Graduated her higher education in the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv with a degree of Music Pedagogy, she specialized classical singing in the class of Prof. Valentina Alexandrova and studied conducting with Assoc. Prof. Krikor Chetinyan. For several years Galina Stanisheva has participated in concerts in the country and abroad together with Female Chamber Choir with conductor Assoc. Prof. Krikor Chetinyan.
In 1993, she began working at the Municipal Children Complex – Varna as a vocal pedagogue and teacher of musical theory in Varna Children and Adolescents Opera, and as vocal pedagogue in Children’s Choir Dobri Hristov. As a part of the team of Varna Children and Adolescents Opera she has worked for the realization of a major part of the presented performances.
Together with the team of Children’s Choir Dobri Hristov she works on her preparation for participating in many concerts, festivals and competitions in Bulgaria, France, Italy, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Germany etc.
In 2013, she received the price of the Municipal Children Complex – Teacher of the Year.
In 2015, she graduated Master Class for Choral Conductors in Plovdiv, led by Assoc. Prof. Krikor Chetinyan.
Since 2016, she is a conductor of Children’s choir “Dobri Hristov” – Varna.


Darina Titkova – Spirieva graduated from the National School of Arts “Dobri Hristov” – Varna with honors and a National Diploma in 2006. She pursued higher education in the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” – Sofia and graduated with a major in piano performance in 2011 and then a major in music therapy in 2012. Darina is a laureate of many national and international piano and chamber music competitions. During her music education she took part in various master classes and international music festivals, both as a member of a chamber ensemble and as a solo pianist. She also performed as a soloist with the National Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Shumen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Varna Philharmonic Orchestra. Darina took part in several radio music shows, giving live solo performances and having interviews for the Bulgarian National Radio and BNR Radio Varna. She also gave piano recitals in the country and abroad. As a music therapist, Darina has been working for various healthcare facilities. She also works in private practice, holding music therapy training courses and offering workshops and sessions for kids and adults.

Darina has many years of experience in teaching piano, solfege and music therapy to kids and adults, both beginners and experienced students. In 2021, she started working for the Municipal Children Complex – Varna as the Children’s Choir “Dobri Hristov”’s piano accompanist.

Bilyana Eneva Eneva – Chakarova
Bilyana studies Piano at the Highschool of Music Dobri Hristov in Varna. After she graduates in 1992, she is accepted into the Instrumental faculty of the National Academy of Music Professor Pancho Vladigerov in Sofia with major – Master of Music in Piano Performance. She graduates with an Instrumentalist – Pianist qualification after two years of studies in a master class.
Bilyana is a winner of diplomas and awards from various of national and international competitions. During her career, she participates in numerous concerts throughout the country, recordings of the Bulgarian national radio and the Bulgarian national television. She has been a soloist of the Varna Philharmonic Orchestra and of the National Academy of Music Pancho Vladigerov Orchestra in Sofia. Since 1999, she works as a pianist accompanist of Children’s choir “Dobri Hristov” at the Municipal Children Complex Varna and as a guest pianist of Young Girl’s choir Varna, Mixed choir „Kamchia Lily“ Varna and Mixed choir „Black Sea Sounds“ Balchik. As part of these choirs she has multiple performances in various festivals and competitions on national and international level: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Romania etc. Since 2012, she is part of the annual International choral festival “Black Sea Sounds” Balchik as a pianist at the choral workshops conducted by various international guest conductors – composers each year. Bilyana is being awarded with the prestigious honorary sign of Susa, Italy and with the diploma “Pianist – Accompanist” from the International festival “Black Sea Sounds” Balchik, Bulgaria. She also participates in various concerts with instrumentalists.