Ana Borisova Ganeva

5000 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria                                        Tel.: +359 62 635 853
5, Theodosii Tarnovski Str.
                                             a.borisova@uni-vt.bg
St. Cyril & St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo

Education:
Ph.D.
Stages of the mastering in the ornaments in Bulgarian folklore singing” at St. Cyril & St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Faculty of Pedagogy, Department of Music, 2015.
Dissertation:The dissertation implements the stages of the mastering in the ornaments in Bulgarian folklore singing, based on various methods. The theses were proven with qualitative and quantitative experiments.
M.A.inPerforming at the Academy of Music & Fine Arts, Plovdiv, 2012;
M.A. in Music Pedagogy at St. Cyril & St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, 2010;
B.A. in Music Pedagogy at St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, 2008;
High School: Panayot Pipkov National School of Music & Arts, Pleven, 2003.

Awards & Honors:
Numerous video and sound recordings in Bulgarian national radios and televisions. Vocalist in The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices (Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares) women’s choir.

Research interests:

  • Pedagogical and theoretical searches in music education;
  • The role of the teacher and family in children’s life;
  • Bulgarian folklore singing as a part of the contemporary academic subjects.

Teaching experience:
Assistant Professor
(2009-2015)& Senior Assistant Professor (2015-present) at St. Cyril & St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Faculty of Pedagogy, Department of Music.

Publications:
Borisova, A. (2017) Bulgarian folklore singing in the musical education of the students from the pedagogic specialties (aspects of the vocal sound production and the song repertoire). // Collection of articles from the international scientific conference “Folklore and education – actual state and prospective”, Veliko Tarnovo. (In printing preparation).
Borisova, A. (2015)Northern Nightingales. Folk-songs with keyboard accompaniment, Vol. I (pp. 5-91). Veliko Tarnovo: St. Cyril & Methodius University Press.
ISBN: 979-0-707690-07-9.
Borisova, A. (2015) Folk singing class as a terrain for qualitative pedagogical research. // Selected papers from the second scientific seminar of the doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and young scientist of St. Cyril & St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo.
ISBN 978-954-400-985-4.
Borisova, A. (2013) Peculiarities of the folk singing practices in informal education forms and musical-pedagogic university courses. – International scientific conference “Folklore & Education”, Hisarya, Bulgaria (Unpublished).
Borisova, A. (2015) Folk singing – authentic and… “academic” // Collection of articles from an international conference dedicated to the 50th anniversary of St. Cyril & St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo (pp. 473-479). ISBN 978-619-208-001-3.
Borisova, A. (2013) Mastering the Bulgarian folksong ornaments in the folk singing class, as a basis for the singing skills development (Analysis of empirical data from the preparatory stage of pedagogical research). // Selected papers from the first scientific seminar “Development of the academic staff at the University of Veliko Tarnovo” (pp. 676–687). Veliko Tarnovo: St. Cyril & Methodius University Press. ISBN 978-954-400-957-1.
Borisova, A. (2012) The Ornaments of the Bulgarian Folk Song – Folkloristic and Pedagogical Aspects. // Proceedings of Angel Kanchev University of Ruse, Vol. LI, series 6.3. ISSN 1311-3321.

Diplomas, awards and international participation of Ana Borisova

In 2004 Ana Borisova performed a concert tour with the Mystery of Bulgarian Voices world famous choir in Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Portugal.

In May 2005 as a soloist of Aqua Delia vocal ensemble conducted by Prof. Delyana Micheva she performed concert tours in Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg.

From October to December 2006 she performed a concert tour in Japan with Aqua Delia vocal ensemble.

In 2008 she performed a concert tour in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Sweden with Aqua Delia vocal ensemble.

In 2010 Ana provides audio and video record of “Drianovskite bulki” song. She also provides audio and video records of “Biala Maria” and “Rozba”. Ana Borisova is the author (lyrics and music) of the last two songs and they are arrangement by Alexander Mikhailov.

In 2011 she recorded the songs “Zableialo mi agance” arranged by Krassimir Kondov, “Dragano mome hubava” and “Bulgarska svatba” arranged by Vasil Denev.

Organizers of the National Competition “With songs of Binka Dobreva” awarded to Ana Borisova a diploma for vocal pedagogue and folk singer.

In 2011 Ana provides videos on national “Folklore TV”, where she sang “Bulgarska svatba”and Northern bunch of songs “Zasvirili sa Doine”.

In 2011 she won second prize in Bulgarian Folk Music in 7/8 Metre national contest.

In October 2012 during the celebration of the anniversary of the Balkan War, the Municipality of Veliko Turnovo and St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo gave Ana Borisova an award for her personal contribution to the development of culture in Veliko Turnovo.

On 23.01.2013 Ana Borisova was elected chairwoman of the newly formed Anna Folkart Association teaching children folk singing, music and dance.

In April 2013, Ana Borisova recorded her latest videos relating to Easter program of “Folklore TV”.

“Made a film for the folk singer Ana Borisova” – “Yantra Dnes” issue. 51, 2012 Newspaper Headline

“Ana Borisova inflames love to Bulgarian folk songs in three cities” – “Borba” issue. 223, 2012 Newspaper Headline.

Ana Borisova participated in Christmas and New Year program in 2011 of “Folklore TV” presenting “Bulgarska svatba” and Northern bunch of songs “Zasvirili sa Doine”.

World Championship of Folklore, Sunny Beach, 2012 awarded to Ana Borisova a diploma “Maestro Academy”.

In 2013 Ana Borisova prepared new records that will be part of her second solo album.

On 18th June Anna Borisova and Gotse Velikov recordied a duet song “Gergiovden e libe le”. The author of the text of the song is Ana Borisova and it was written on a melody from Dobrudja region. Gotse Velikov is a student of Ana Borisova at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo, Pedagogy of music with folklore singing. The song is arranged by Peyo Peev (instrumentalist of BNR) and is realized in the studio of Seyhan Saliev, Pleven.
Anna Borisova is very thankful to Mr. Ivan Tsarov, Director of Regional Historical Museum – Veliko Tarnovo and his employees for providing her shooting area in “Holy Forty Martyrs Church” Veliko Tarnovo.