Biliana Voutchkova is a dynamic and thoroughly engaged interdisciplinary artist, violinist, performer, composer, improviser and curator with a truly personal musical language. Her work spans the widest possible range of music, sound and movement and her interests lead into various multidisciplinary collaborations. Based between Berlin and her rural residency on the black sea coast of Bulgaria, she works as a soloist and with renowned ensembles such as United Berlin, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, the Splitter Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, Voutchkova/Thieke duo etc. Recent/current projects include her new solo release Seeds of Songs on Cafe Oto’s label Takuroku, her first solo exhibition-performance at One Gallery / Sofia, solo tours in France, USA, Australia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Colombia, Chile, long durational performances at gallery Sammlung Hoffmann Berlin and Museum of Silence for the Gallery Weekend Berlin, the premiers of her variable piece “Amati Lenta” (with Olivia Block) and “Golden delusions” (with Akemi Nagao, Junko Wada, Hans Peter Kuhn) at the One Dance Week festival in Plovdiv (European capital of culture 2019), appearances at Kaleidophon, Skaņu Mežs Festival, Mózg on Screen, Soundance festival, Soundtrips NRW, Experimental Intermedia, Option Series, Chicago Jazz String Summit, Jazzfest Berlin, Meakusma festival etc. Biliana is the founder and curator of the DARA String Festival and a recent recipient of the Composition Stipend from the Berliner Senate, grants from INM/Berlin, Musikfonds and the Trust for Mutual Understanding/New York.
photo credit: © Boriana Pandova