London-based Bulgarian singer Eugenia Georgieva is best known for her vocal and stylistic versatility with styles spanning electronica to a cappella Bulgarian folk.
Since 2005 Eugenia has been artistic director of PERUNIKA, a trio performing a cappella, incorporating Bulgarian, Macedonian and Russian traditional songs into a broader Slavic repertoire. Following the release of their two critically acclaimed solo albums, Introducing Perunika Trio (Riverboat 2008) and A Bright Star Has Risen (ARC Music 2012), in 2012 Perunika released Bulgarian Warabeuta, an album of Japanese folk songs in Bulgarian polyphonic arrangement on SONY MUSIC Japan.
Other ensembles include vocal fusion project YANTRA and world music heavyweights Transglobal Underground’s venture A Gathering Of Strangers.
Eugenia has been leading East European Choir at UCL (2010-2013) in partnership with Polina Shepherd. Their duet brought them the 1st Prize at the 6th International Russian Song Contest in London, 2012.
Eugenia has lead numerous Bulgarian workshops, most recently for Sound Connections, Voices Now 2015 at the Roundhouse and Musicport Festival. Her teaching style targets both individual voice production and choral skills development, weaving the unique Bulgarian vocal technique into the fabric of classical choral practices.
Having come from a linguistic background, Eugenia understands the indelible connection between Bulgarian language and Bulgarian song, where spoken and sung intertwine, and puts a strong emphasis on authentic diction and pronunciation.