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Friday 17th April 2009 | 9pm-4am | Scala, London

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Krassimir (Bulgaria)

Krassimir was born in the small Bulgarian town of Sliven, but later on moved to Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, where he studied and worked. Therefore, Krassimir has the modesty of a small- town boy combined with a big-city spirit for success.
A graduate of the National Academy for Theatrical and Film Arts (NATFIZ), Krassimir, is blessed with a very rare and unique male voice, the tenor-altino and brings his talent to London for the first time. His 1997 debut album, Silent Voices topped the pop charts in Bulgaria. One year later Krassimir’s journey would continue in the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles, California.

At the 2005 L.A. Music Awards, Krassimir received an honour previously bestowed upon such music notables as Gwen Stefani, Korn and Black-Eyed Peas, winning Superstar of the Year for his 2005 album Popera. He celebrated with a concert at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre, home of The Oscars!

Krassimir is featured in the album The Best Pop-Opera 2009, Volume 2 alongside pop opera virtuosos like Jose Carreras and Mario Frangoulis. Krassimir’s song Memories was selected for the pilot single in the prestigious album.
Krassimir will become the first Bulgarian Eurovision Song Contest entrant to promote his entry in the UK, and his up tempo dance popera song Illusion will be hugely popular with the crowd at Scala.

Krassimir, Bulgaria

// Krassimir / Bulgaria
Performing acts confirmed with artists, more artists are to be added.
Full line-up subject to change.