Eleonora Hristova

Member of the BCU Board of Directors

Eleonora Hristova

Member of the BCU Board of Directors

Phone: 0879639631

Email: hristova.el.cond@gmail.com

Region: Blagoevgrad, Pernik, Kyustendil, Sofia, Sofia - region

“I believe that everyone has their own vocation and I think it’s up to us musicians to inspire by revealing the vast world of music.”

Eleonora Hristova was born in the seaside town of Kavarna, where she lived until she was 11 years old, when she moved to Sofia and graduated from language school. She started piano lessons at the age of 6 and was already learning to read and write music. Her childhood dream was to become a pianist, but over the years she discovered that music is all-encompassing and wished to explore it more. The National Academy of Music “prof. Pancho Vladigerov is where she discovered herself as a choir conductor, and vocal ensemble work completely captivated her. Alongside this specialisation she also graduated in Tonorchestration, and her musical engagements began while she was still a student, when she was selected as a repeated scholarship holder of the “Komunitas” Foundation with a Music profile. She studied piano with prof. Rostislav Yovchev.

“I always felt my life would be filled with music. My interests in various fields have never outweighed my love for music and I don’t think I’ve ever let myself down – it has always been my guide, my motivation, my support and my greatest comfort. It is a way of life – or at least it is mine.”

Between 2015 and 2020 Eleonora worked with some of the most elite Bulgarian choirs (Vasil Arnaudov Choir, Svetoslav Obretenov Choir, Classic FM Choir), and in 2016 she was invited to conduct the Children’s Radio Choir. She participates in international masterclasses and choral sessions, collaborates in choral broadcasts and workshops, since 2017 she is an official member of the European Choral Association, and in 2018 she specialized in Italy.

Currently, Eleonora is in the process of creating her own choir, working with the Sofia Theological Seminary “St. She is working with St. John of Rila Seminary, where she is developing a platform for Western music training. She currently considers her most prestigious work to be her participation in the Court Choir of the Russian Church of St. Nicholas of Myrlikia.

In 2021 he won a competition for the Master Class at the National Choir Academy in Muskva, Russia, and was guest conductor at its first edition. She was invited to take part in the second edition, and to prepare a solo concert for Bulgarian music with the vocal ensemble Ariele, Moscow. Since the beginning of 2022 she has been working as a vocal teacher at a private music centre, where she also created a vocal ensemble for the youngest children. Working with voices during the critical period of mutation in youth intrigued her greatly, leading to numerous studies in the field and the beginning of her doctoral work.

In 2021 she became a member of the Board of the Bulgarian Choral Union and is responsible for choral events in the South West region.