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On November 10, 2012 from 6 to 9 pm the LA Bulgarian-American Cultural Center and a Torrey Hills resident, Vassya Valentino, present to the community two of the very best vocalist from Bulgaria. Ocean Air MUR will accommodate the concert. The event goal is to introduce children and adults to the extremely rich and complex musical heritage of the land of Orpheus. The two hour repertoire will consist of songs ranging from authentic Balkan folklore to classical arias and canzonets, jazz and pop.
Dessy Dobreva started her career as a student in the early 2000s as a solo singer for a Bulgarian show similar to the Jay Leno’s. She is an honor graduate of the Berkelee School of Music in Boston. She is a professor at the Bulgarian Academy of Music. She is also a new mother of a one year old son. Her music is unique with its vivid contemporary arrangement twist of the authentic Balkan folklore.
Ivailo Giurov won in 1996 the most prestigious award of Bulgarian international festival “Golden Orpheus”. He led 12 of the 13 rounds of the Bulgarian national contest “Sing With Me 2008.” His voice has wide tenor diapason which can be easily compared to the great Andrea Bocelli. He was under the mentorship of Luciano Pavarotti in 2005 and a lead soloist in the US opera production company “Teatro Lyrico D’Europa” in 2007/08 which also performed in San Diego.
Both musicians have performed in front of stadiums and presidents including Gorbachov and all over the world. Vassya Valentino is the host of this event and proud to present absolutely unique quality concert to the local community that she calls home since 2007. Vassya Valentino and Stoyan Gogov, a family, and immigrants from Bulgaria since 1996, also own a software company with an office just west of Torrey Hills. Their application “OfficeSuite” surpassed even “Angry Birds” just 3 weeks ago and now enjoys the position of being the top selling app on Google Play. They also have a 7 year old son 100% native of Torrey Hills who attends proudly Ocean Air Elementary.
A year ago another very well known in Europe and USA accordion virtuoso Petar Ralchev gave a short performance at Ocean Air during Thanksgiving celebration. Kids and teachers got extremely excited and teachers wrote down in notepads the steps of the traditional Bulgarian line dance.
For more information, please visit www.vassya.info .