“Children could do everything!” was the motto of Boncho Bochev.
This motto became irreversible leading principle of the choir. “Bodra Smyana”
was and is not only a school for art of singing. Music training is not just for singing
sake; learning was and is thematically connected with the performed creations so
that to broaden the horizon of young singers. They have an opportunity to touch
art history, music theory, solfeggio, fine arts, etc.
In 1975, when the exceptional musician Boncho Bochev has passed
away, his daughter – Lilyana Bocheva – became a leader of the choir. She succeed
to continue his work and to enlarge the choir’s repertoire by including church
and social music from European Renaissance and Baroque. Through their great
love of children – Boncho and Lilyana Bochevi – have created unique work atmosphere,
thanks to which “Bodra Smyana” has been established as a society of
harmony, with members connected by music, maintaining traditions of Bulgarian
children’s song and esthetic education.
After the loss of Lilyana Bocheva in 2005, the leadership of choir “Bodra
smyana” passed in the hands of its many years co-repetitor Svetla Beshovishka.
Working dozen of years together with Boncho and Lilyana Bochevi, she
is strictly following their methods and traditions.
CONTACT US :
Sofia 1000, 103 Knyaz Boris I Str.
Tel: 987 70 07