Veselin Damjanov - Bulgaria
VESELIN Damjanov (1925-1986)
Veselin Damjanov’s life was in an intimate relationship with music and his country, Bulgaria. He was a singer from a young age. Later, when he served in the Bulgarian army, his talent allowed him to become a professional soloist of the army choir.
He toured many countries with the army choir, including China. After years in the army, he exchanged the military uniform for a civilian suit in the choir of the State Musical Theater, where he remained loyal for over thirty years, interpreting many lead roles.
The Bulgarian State expressed its appreciation of his talent and his artistic dedication by giving him the distinction of “Artist of Honor” and the order of “Cyril and Methodius”.
During these years in the Theater, Veselin Damjanov toured extensively for concerts. For two seasons he was a soloist at the Opera of Lyons, in France, and he taught singing at the State Conservatory in Bulgaria.
In 1974, Veselin began his career in Esperanto, being invited for a recital at the 59th World Esperanto Congress in Hamburg (Germany). Since then he was the most popular artist in Esperanto meetings. His linguistic talent enabled him to master Esperanto in very little time, and he then became a translator/adapter of songs and opera arias.
Veselin wrote and composed some songs he dedicated to Esperanto’s 100th anniversary in 1987. But unfortunately his bravour and his wonderful voice could no longer be applauded by the Esperanto public after his death in 1986.
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