Conductor Boryana Velichkova was born in 1977 in Bulgaria in a musical family. Ms. Velichkova started her musical education at the age of 5 with the prominent Bulgarian conductor Dr. Veneta Viceva. She studied piano and voice with her and the determinative years spent under her mentoring of Dr. Viceva became crucial in Ms. Velichkova’s forming as a musician. She graduated from the Music Academy in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, majoring in choral conducting, piano and voice. There she also completed her Master’s degree in choral conducting and piano, under the direction of world renowned choral conductor Dr. Tschetinjan and pianist Dr. Roksana Bogdanova.
While at the academy, Ms. Velichkova was a member of the award-winning concert choir of the Music Academy in Plovdiv, under the direction of Dr. Tschetinjan. There, she had the opportunity to gain valuable experience both as a singer and a choral conductor, with the concert choir’s wide range and highly difficult repertoire, as well as her close work with Dr. Tschetinjan. In 2004 Ms. Velichkova founded the Bulgarian Orthodox Choir in Berlin. Under her leadership, the choir has won several awards in European festivals for choral sacred music; and has become one of the leading chamber choral ensembles in Berlin. Ms. Velichkova has established herself as one of the most prominent experts in Orthodox sacred music in Europe. She has been sought as a conductor in numerous other sacred music projects in Berlin and afar.
In 2009 she founded Music Agency Voices and its Women’s Choir Bulgarian Voices Berlin, which she still directs.
As a pedagogue, Ms. Velichkova works with children and young adults in the areas of voice, choral conducting and piano. She has also worked as a choral conductor and vocal coach for various other projects both in Germany and Bulgaria. In addition she has taught Bulgarian folk music and voice.