Schooling

 

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.

  

Prices

 

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  
               
Montelimar/France
    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
           
Osnabrück/Germany
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
            
Bubenreuth/Germany
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,
           
Spain
2009    Bulgarian Day in Hannover, Classic Cycle in Refektorium des
           
Dominikanerklosters, Prenzlau
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.