TATIANA SARBINSKA is a world-renowned Balkan vocalist.
Her amazing vocal prowess is matched by her magnetic stage presence
And her charismatic delivery. Born in the village of Rila in Bulgaria, Tatiana rose quickly through the ranks of the finest Bulgarian state choruses to become one of the preeminent soloists of Her generation. For many years, she was the featured soloist of the internationally acclaimed Pirin Ensemble. With Pirin, she toured extensively -- performing in such halls as La Scala, Covent Garden, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center -- and made numerous recordings and TV films, earning "national treasure" status and renown as "the voice of Bulgaria." Her extensive repertoire includes music from all of Bulgaria's folklore regions.
Since moving to the U.S. in 1991, Tatiana Sarbinska has given many
performances, including a play with Olympia Dukakis at the American
Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. In addition, Tatiana has
coached many Balkan ensembles -- including Libana in Boston, Kitka in
San Francisco and Planina in Colorado. Tatiana is Artistic Direcor of
Slaveya and Orfeya ensembles in Washington, D.C., and founded two choruses in the Boston area: Divi Zheni (women) and Zornitsa(men). She has taught at the Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, Boston University and Maryland University.
Tatiana received the 2004 World Music Vocalist award from WAMMY
(Washington Area Music Association).
"Tatiana Sarbinska performs with a brilliant style, with a rich vocal
technique, a wide vocal range, and a lively artistic presence."
"Tatiana Sarbinska keeps the music of Bulgaria alive. Her voice cutting
through with sharp, bright sound of the great Bulgarian singer."
Introducing Tatiana Sarbinska's new CDs
Tatiana Sarbinska, the composer and performer of the song “Katerino mome” has included the song on the CD of the same name.
For the CD "Katerino mome," Tatiana has selected some of her oldest
recordings. The songs included on the CD "Makedonsko devojche" were
recorded last summer in Bulgaria and accompanied by some of the most
famous orchestras in Bulgaria.
While on the CD "Katerino mome" Tatiana sings in the style of the Pirin
Ensemble, on "Makedonsko devojche" she presents a new style of singing
the style of the old town Macedonian song. On this CD we will hear
varied timbres and melodies, which Tatiana performs with exceptional
DIVI ZHENI ("Wild Women") is a women's Bulgarian chorus and band none
Of whose members come from Bulgaria -- except for director Tatiana
Sarbinska, Bulgarian folk singer and teacher extraordinaire. Formed in
2000, Divi Zheni has performed concert and dance music -- ranging from
traditional village style to choral arrangements -- at festivals,
concerts, and dances in the Boston area, Connecticut, New York, and
LUDO MLADO is a semi-professional dance troupe based in Boston, MA.
Choreographers of the troupe are Marieta Mircheva and Peter Petrov.
By training dancers and showcasing performances at cultural events,
the troupe endeavors to preserve and spread awareness of
the rich dance traditions of Bulgaria and the Balkan people
ZORNITSA (Morning Star) is reported to be Americas first performing
group of men who sing traditional and urban Bulgarian songs. Under the
direction of Tatiana Sarbinska, the group has been performing mainly
music from south-western Bulgaria and Macedonia since 1993. Its
performances in Bulgaria in the summer of 2005 (in Blagoevgrad, at the
Koprivshtitsa Folk Festival, and in Plovdiv) were received with great