Camellia Todorova has a special place not only in the programme of the Bansko Jazz Festival, but in the heart of the audience as well. Her concerts invariably turn into an event.
True to herself, this year she will appear with a new programme. Her stage formation consists of up and coming young musicians. Camellia will present her popular Bulgarian songs and jazz pieces in a new, more extravagant arrangement.
Let’s recall that Camellia Todorova made her debut in 1978 at the Second Jazz Meeting in Sofia, immediately establishing herself as the best Bulgarian jazz singer. Awards, appearances at well-known festivals in Poland, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Denmark and Germany followed.
In the early 1980s Camellia included pop music by Bulgarian composers in her repertoire. The songs "Room on Tracks", "Whispered Dreams" and "Boy Don’t Look At Me Like That" are still among the golden bulgarian hits. She won "The Golden Orpheus" Grand Prix for performers (1980), the Grand Prix of the Schlagerfestival in Dresden, Germany (1982), she was invited for concerts in Malta and for appearances in the show programmes at the Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin. Concurrently, she worked in the cinema, appearing in the films "Surge of Tenderness", "Bonne Chance Inspector" and "The Turnovo Queen".
In 1983 Camellia emigrated to West Germany, where she changed her performing style, and "Vigin", Germany, released her two singles which brought her great success. The first single was produced by Roger Taylor from "Queen" and Phil Collins introduced her as a promising star on a BBC radio show.
In the early 1990?s Camellia Todorova returned to Bulgaria. She has recorded a number of albums, performed in various clubs and takes part in all major jazz festivals.
Zivko Petrov - piano
Veselin Veselinov - Eko - double bass
Dimitar Semov - drums