Anna Georgieva Damyanova

Director, NMIC

Anna Damyanova was born on February 8, 1961 in the town of Pleven, Bulgaria. She studied piano and choir conducting at the Panayot Pipkov Secondary School of Music in her native town.

In 1986 Damyanova got her Master’s in musicology from the Musical Folklore Department of the Pancho Vladiguerov National Academy of Music in Sofia.

Anna Damyanova has been working in the field of culture and the arts since 1986.As methodologist she has assisted choirs, and later organized and lectured at educational concerts as a representative of the Music Department of the Municipality in the town of Pernik. She has also been a jury member at various festivals and competitions. Damyanova’s work experience includes theoretical subjects teaching, school choir conducting, giving seminars, public lessons as well as concerts. She was also the accompanist of the “Stomana” Mixed Choir in Pernik. In 1996 the Third Prize at the International Choir Competition in Preveza, Greece went to her. Later she was offered a position in the Collegium Canticum Mixed Chamber Choir with the Municipal Palace of Culture in Pernik. With the choir Damyanova participated in a great number of festivals in this country and abroad. From 2008 to 2013 in the Republic of Moldova she lectured at the Tvurditsa branch of the Stefan Neaga Musical College in Kishinev. The mission of the college is to preserve the Bulgarian traditions, way of life, culture and national self-consciousness among the members of the Bulgarian diaspora. Drawing up projects, preparing undergraduates for participation in competitions and festivals or high-school students for Bulgaria’s university admission tests in Bulgarian history, together with plenty of organizational work are just some of the activities Damyanova was directly involved in as a lecturer at the College.