“The girl with the violin”
Boyana Zhelyazkova- Bo has been studying violin since childhood. She had various teachers like Konstantin Zidarov and Peter Arnaudov. Bo played with the Youth Chamber Orchestra at the age of 14 and at the age of 18 she took part in the rock band Ajabez. Together they produced an album called “Made by Friends”. Her love to improvisation and different styles of music developed into singing and writing music. In 2009 and 2010 Boyana and the bulgarian poet and writer Yassen Vassilev together created a performance for Sfumato Theatre in Sofia. In 2011 the bulgarian theater director Nikolay Polyakov invited the young violinist to compose the music for “Loveplay” by Moira Buffiny. Boyana participated also as “The girl with the violin”.
The young musician recorded music for movie and game soundtracks alongside with the composers George Strezov, Matt Bowdler, Borislav Slavov- Glorian and played the solo violin for “Two Worlds II”, an action role-playing video game that sold more than 2.5 million copies in its first year. In 2011 together with the electronic producer EXo Bo opened the show of the world-known Dub FX. She took part in different festivals, concerts and tours in Bulgaria, Israel, Austria, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, South Korea alongside with the International IYF Orchestra, the band Good Music Society, Genesis Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Orpheus, the musician and producer- Joshua MacCluer, bulgarian ethno band Asen and Milena group, the irish singer Jamie McDonald.
In 2018 Boyana produced her first EP called “Songs from the Soul” and presented it with different shows alongside with the dancers Tanea Camarero (Spain) and Nedelya Gancheva (Bulgaria) and the musicians Asen Marinov, Hristiyan Georgiev, Peter Yordanov- Byni, Yassen Obretenov, Vladimir Bochev, etc.
“Songs from the Soul” is the name of the first EP with original music of Boyana Zhelyazkova but also a performance show produced together with musicians and dancers from Bulgaria and Spain.