The identical twin sisters KETI + BOYANA STOYANOVA were born in 1980 in Plovdiv/Bulgaria.
They began playing the guitar at the age of 10. In 1994 they were admitted to the "Dobrin Petkov" School of Music in Plovdiv/Bulgaria, which they graduated with excellence in 1998. Their teachers were Mariya Gemedzhieva and Petko Genkov. Since that time they both have given many recitals and have won prizes from various competitions.
From 1998 to 2007 KETI and BOYANA studied in Bremen at the State College of Music in the master class of Prof. Bernard Hebb, which they graduated with Diploma and excellence.
Their training in the institution of higher education was supplemented by the master courses conducted by Prof. Carlos Bonell, John W. Duarte, Roland Dyens, Margarita Es-carpa, Prof. Oscar Ghiglia, Antigoni Goni, Prof. Bernard Hebb, Celso Machado, Carlo Marchione, Sonja Prunnbauer, Pepe Romero, Monika and Jurgen Rost, Pavel Steidl, Finn Svit, David Tanenbaum, Michael Troster, etc.
KETI + BOYANA STOYANOVA are laureates of many competitions, such as:
1997 1st prize, and BOYANA: 3rd prize at the International Festival on the
Guitar in Plovdiv/Bulgaria (KETI)
2002 Laureates at the 11th International Guitar Duo Competition in
2003 1st prize at the "Open Strings"Festival in Osnabruck
2005 3rd prize at the "Young Energy Competition for Mixed Ensembles" in Bremen
DUO STOYANOVA constantly receive invitations for concerts all over the world, as jury members at competitions and teachers in master courses of the most celebrated guitar festivals, such as:
1998 + 2002 International Guitarfestival in Aalborg/Denmark
1999 Zevener Gitarrentage in Zeven/Germany
2003, 2004 + 2006 International Guitar Festival in Rust/Osterreich
2003 Internationales Gitarren Festival in Lausanne/ Switzerland
2004 International Guitar Festival in Morelia/Mexiko, "Open Strings" - Festival in
2005 Festival International de Guitarra in Cuenca/Ecuador, New Years Music Festival, NDK, in Sofia/Bulgarien, European Music Festival in Sofia/Bulgarien, InternationalGuitar Festival in Lodsz/Poland
2005 + 2006 Neuenburger Gitarrentage in Neuenburg/Germany
2006 Fifth Annual Texas Guitar Festival and Competition in Dallas/USA, Internationales
Gitarren Festival und Internationaler Wettbewerb für Gitarrenduos in
2007 Fränkische Musiktage
2008 Oberstdorfer Musiksommer, Hummers Kultursalon, Gitarrenfestival in
Friedrichsrode/Thüringen, Grünstädter Sternstunden, Gitarrenfestival in
Cuxhaven, Haus des Hörens, Oldenburg
2008 Representative artists for Bulgarian pavillion at the Expo 2008 in Saragoza,
2009 Bulgarian Day in Hannover, Classic Cycle in Refektorium des
2010 Internationale Gitarrentage Frankfurt an der Oder
2011 Gitarrenfestival Weisenheim, Wandelkonzert im Schloss/ Jever
Periodically KETI + BOYANA STOYANOVA also give concerts solo or duo with an orchestra.
CD’s and Radio Records
Their first, highly appreciated by the press CD "New York Fantasy"appeared in October 2004, published by Acoustic Music Records.
Their curriculum vitae ends with the radio productions, such as on Radio Bremen, Radio Plovdiv and Deutschalndfunk.
KETI + BOYANA STOYANOVA play the Hannabach-Guitars.
From 2002 DUO STOYANOVA are part of the advertisement of the "SAVAREZ" strings producer.
DUO STOYANOVA live since 1998 in Germany, and since 2007 in Hannover.