Silvia Entcheva

Formerly a member of Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares choir, singer Silvia emigrated to Australia in 1994. She joined Martenitsa Choir as its soloist shortly after, and has since performed widely with them and appears on several of their CDs. Silvia toured to Berlin in 2003 with 4 other Martenitsa choristers and the Mara! group for Legs on the Wall's "Homeland" at the Berlin Poetry Festival.

The Silvia Entcheva Trio (with Llew and Kim Sanders) has performed at many festivals, concerts and broadcasts in Eastern Australia, and the CD "The Donkey Drank Wine" was recorded in 1998. Drawing on the rich traditions of Bulgarian Folk music, the trio uses the traditional instruments gaida, kaval, bozouki, tambura and tapan as well as contemporary keyboard sounds.

One of Silvia's more recent projects, "Pippero" with Jarnie Birmingham and Mara performed its first concert at the Sydney A Cappella Festival in 2001, and broadcast for the ABC. This trio is a Bulgarian style women's singing group.

Silvia performed solo at the Woodford Folk Festival, December 2002, and with Martenitsa at the National Folk Festival at Easter 2003 in Canberra. In 2004 she gave workshops and performances at the National, and starred in the Belvoir Street Theatre's production of Nigel Jamieson's "In Our Name". Silvia, Mara, Jarnie and Llew collaborated with choreographer Sean Parker on the dance/music/theatre piece "This show is about People" for the 2007 Melbourne Festival and the 2008 Sydney Festival.

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