Macedonian and Balkan Folk Music

Teodora Dimitrova

Teodora Dimitrova photo

Teodora Dimitrova is from Bulgaria, and she discovered the magic of Bulgarian folklore music when she was little listening to her mother sing at home. Her interest in the music brought her to the “Philip Kutev” School of Music in Kotel, where she studied singing and tambura. Later she specialized in K-12 music education at the University of Shumen. After graduation she became a piano instructor and assistant director of a choir at Elhovo.

Tedy moved to Lynnwood, WA in 2007. In 2009 she met Dina Trageser, founder of Dunava Balkan Women’s choir and shortly after became a member of the choir. She also performs with Balkan dance band Orkestar RTW, where she plays tambura and sings lead.