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Alena Dantcheva was born in Sofia and began her musical education there at the age of 5. Later she continued her studies at Giuseppe Verdi Music Academy in Torino, Italy. She graduated in 1996 with the harp and in 1999 took a Diploma from the section Gregorian chant. Meanwhile she follows her vocal training with Laura Bracco.Thanks to a scholarship granted by the Music Association DE SONO from 2003 to 2005, she masters singing in Vienna with Claudia Visca. Currently she is working with Daniel Muñoz in Madrid.
Alena Dantcheva develops a solo career and features many ensemble performances throughout Europe and Japan with a repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to contemporary music with a strong accent on Renaissance and Baroque music.
She collaborates with many ensembles dedicated to early music: Daltrocanto (Dario Tabbia), Cantica Symphonia (Giuseppe Maletto), La Venexiana (Claudio Cavina), Gli Affetti Musicali (Claudio Chiavazza), l’Ensemble William Byrd (Graham O’Reilly), Il Falcone (Fabrizio Cipriani), Concerto Italiano (Rinaldo Alessandrini), Ensemble L’Astrée (Giorgio Tabacco), La Fonte Musica (Michele Pasotti), La Risonanza (Fabio Bonizzoni).
Among others, she sings with the orchestras: Barocchisti, conducted by Diego Fasolis; the orchestra of Accademia Montis Regalis, conducted by Alessandro de Marchi, Il Quartettone, conducted by Giorgio Mezzanotte.
In 2006 she stars as La Messaggiera and La Speranza in the Monteverdi’s opera Orfeo under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini. Under the baton of Diedo Fasolis she has featured in Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice as Amore, in Cavalli's Ercole Amante as Iole and records The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell.
In the domain of chamber music she performs in recitals with the piano as well as with small formations, covering a repertoire from the Baroque to contemporary music, often working with Trio Debussy, Fiarì Ensemble and Torino Vocal Ensemble. In January 2006 she made her debut in Piccolo Regio of Torino in the opera Man and Boy: Dada by Michael Nyman.
She is a guest of many national and international festivals.
She has recorded for the following labels: Stradivarius, Opus 111, ARTS, Glossa, Callisto, Symphonia, Passacaille, Ambronay Records, ORF.