15AntoKetenvaAntonia Keteneva

Antonia Keteneva is from the village of Svirachi, near Ivailovgrad. She graduated in singing from the National School of Folk Music in Shiroka Laka. Presently, she is studying FolkSinging at the Music, Dance and FineArtsAcademyinPlovdiv.

Q.: How long have you been involved with music?

A.: I’ve been singing since the age of 4, but in an organized way – since I was in the 8th grade when I was accepted to the National School of Folk Music in Shiroka Laka.


Q.: From which geographical area is the costume you wear on stage?

A.: My folk costume is from my village and is typical of the migrants from Asia Minor.

Q.: What kind of music do you like to listen to?

A.: Mainly Bulgarian folk music.

Q.: What is your favorite folk song?

A.: Every song is beautiful to me in its own way. So I have a different favorite song for every mood and every day.

Q.: Which song from the Cosmic Voices repertoire do you like the most?

A.: Shareno Horo, arranged by Gancho Gavazov.

Q.: What is the Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria Choir for you?

A.:-A chance for development.

Q.: Your favorite Bulgarian proverb?

A.: One who sings bears no malice.

Q.: What is music to you? –

A.: Art is a passion, music is life.

Q.: What inspires you?

A.:  The desire to work and the results I can achieve.