valia conductorVALENTINA GEORGIEVA, PhD is a conductor, music pedagogue, leader of children’s vocal groups, president of the Association “Musical world-Balchik”, creator and artistic director of the International choir festival “Chernomorski zvutsi”.
In 1994 she graduated the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, where she studied conducting with the Associate Professor Nikola Lipov.
In the period 2000-2002 she specialized choral conducting under professor Liliya Gyuleva at the National Academy of Music ”Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia. 

Received her PhD in 2013 at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia for the topic "The songs for homogeneous formations by Stefan Dragostinov, recreated for mixed choir" with director of studies professor Elisaveta Valchinova-Chendova DsC.
Dr Valentina Georgieva is an active participant in international choral - conducting courses, a member of jury in national and international festivals, winner of the "Socially active person of the year” in three consecutive years, a Board member of the Bulgarian choral union.
As a conductor of "Chernomorski Zvutsi" mixed choir (since 1998) Dr Valentina Georgieva annually has taken part in numerous competitions and festivals in Spain, Greece, Macedonia, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic, Romania and she is a prize winner at national and international forums.
As a leader of "Chernomorski zvutsi" mixed choir, she has four CDs released in 1998, 2004, 2011 and 2014.
Leaning on the tradition of Bulgarian choral performing arts, Dr Valentina Georgieva keeps the values and builds the new history of hundred-year-old choir “Chernomorski zvutsi” in accordance with the trends in the worldwide choral art.


marianaMARIANA TIHOLOVA is a graduate of the Academy of musical and dancing art in the town of Plovdiv with the specialty “Musical Pedagogy”.

In 1994 she begins work in the Folk Community Centre “Paisii Hiliyandarski – 1870” in the town of Balchik as a piano teacher in the Children’s musical school.
In the period of 1998-2001 and from 2009 to this day she has also been working as a co-tutor of “Chernomorski Zvutsi” mixed choir.




Higher education
Works with the choir since 2009. Before that she has worked as a lecturer in the Department of Choral Conducting in the N.A. Nekrasov Kostroma State University. She has been a choir-master of Academic Choir Prodhouzov, a teacher and headmaster in Children’s Music School.