About Binka Dobreva

Binka Dobreva was born in the village of Rosa in Yambol region. The village is situated in the vast Thracian valley – a prominent folklore region that has given birth to many talented folk performers. One of them is Binka. “I was very young when I started singing. I won all of the regional folk competitions and my only dream at the time was to study in a folklore school,” says Binka Dobreva.
She started studying in the folklore school in the town of Kotel in central northern Bulgaria. Some of her teachers there were the prominent Thracian singers Valkana Stoyanova and Yovcho Karaivanov. She graduated from the folklore department of the Music and Dance Academy in the town of Plovdiv in southern Bulgaria. From 1988 to 1990 she sang along folk singers Nadka Karadzova and Boyka Prisadova at the State Ensemble for Folk Dances. Later she was accepted in the choir ‘The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices’.
Without a doubt Binka Dobreva’s singing talent blossomed with the choir ‘The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices’ which was nominated for a Grammy award. A fortunate coincidence is that Binka’s family allows her to pursue her solo career together with her husband Alexander Raichev.