Artist Profiles: Valeri Dimchev

Valeri Dimchev

Valeri Dimchev studied at the Folk Music school-Shiroka luka and Music Academy-Plovdiv, specializing in tambura. He is a professional teacher, tambura player, and composer.

Valeri Dimchev’s music – originally composed or traditional is deeply rooted in the melodic and rhythmic tradition of Bulgaria. His music is based on playing traditional melodies in a traditional way and also leading the possibilities of the tambura beyond the tradition using contemporary approaches of playing, improvisation, and harmonization.

Discography:

The Bulgarian Tamboura (American Recording Productions, 2001)
Sooner… Later… (2001)
Joy as a Teardrop (2005)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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